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Genius : a mosaic of one hundred exemplary creative minds

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©2002.
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From the Bible to Ralph Ellison, America's most prominent and bestselling literary critic takes an enlightening look at the concept of genius through the ages in a celebration of the greatest creative writers of all time.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0446527173 9780446527170 0446691291 9780446691291
OCLC Number: 49031283
Description: xviii, 814 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: On this book's arrangement: genius and Kabbalah --
The Lustres --
Gnosticism: the religion of literature --
What is genius? --
Genius: a personal definition --
I. Keter. Lustre 1 : William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Michel de Montaigne, John Milton, Leo Tolstoy --
Lustre 2 : Lucretius, Vergil, Saint Augustine, Dante Alighieri, Geoffrey Chaucer --
II. Hokmah. Lustre 3 : The Yahwist, Socrates and Plato, Saint Paul, Muhammad --
Lustre 4 : Dr. Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann --
III. Binah. Lustre 5 : Friedrich Nietzsche, Søren Kierkegaard, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett --
Lustre 6 : Molière, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Luigi Pirandello --
IV. Hesed. Lustre 7 : John Donne, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Jane Austen, Lady Murasaki --
Lustre 8 : Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Jane Brontë, Virginia Woolf --
V. Din. Lustre 9 : Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot --
Lustre 10 : William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Giacomo Leopardi, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. VI. Tiferet. Lustre 11 : Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater, Hugo von Hofmannsthal --
Lustre 12 : Victor Hugo, Gérard de Nerval, Charles Baudelaire. Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Valéry. VII. Nezah. Lustre 13 : Homer, Luis Vaz de Camòes, James Joyce, Alejo Carpentier, Octavio Paz --
Lustre 14 : Stendhal, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor --
VIII. Hod. Lustre 15 : Walt Whitman, Fernando Pessoa, Hart Crane, Federico García Lorca, Luis Cernuda --
Lustre 16 : George Eliot, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Iris Murdoch --
IX. Yesod. Lustre 17 : Gustave Flaubert, José Maria Eça de Queiroz, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino --
Lustre 18 : William Blake, D.H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Rainer Maria Rilke, Eugenio Montale --
X. Malkhut. Lustre 19 : Honoré de Balzac, Lewis Carroll, Henry James, Robert Browning, William Butler Yeats --
Lustre 20 : Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Isaac Babel, Paul Celan, Ralph Ellison.
Responsibility: Harold Bloom.
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