Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
||1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
||The critic and the canon --
Anxiety and influence --
Romanticism and imagination --
Kabbalah and criticism --
The singularity of Shakespeare --
Falstaff's vocation --
The Milton connection --
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza --
Dante and the genius of theology --
From Wordsworth to Whitman --
The chaotic age --
Freud: psychology as poetry --
Borges and the imagination of the labyrinth --
The school of resentment --
Reading against death.
||Films Media Group ; Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; Cambridge Educational ; Meridian Education ; Shopware.
"From his assault on New Criticism to his salvos against the 'school of resentment,' literary scholar Harold Bloom has fused an eloquent defense of the western canon with insightful analysis and a rebel's penchant for controversy. This imaginative program, the first-ever documentary on Bloom's far-reaching contributions to literary criticism, ushers viewers through the complex world of his writings, ideas, influences, and impact. Presenting extensive commentary from Bloom himself, the film also features detailed interviews with the renowned Sir Frank Kermode, a long-time colleague and sometime rival of Bloom's, and The New School's Dr. Nicholas Birns, literary critic and former student of both Bloom and Kermode. Academics who have studied Bloom's career--including Dr. Xavier Perez Torio of Pompeu Fabra University and Dr. Raffaele Pinto of the University of Barcelona--are also included."