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Possessed By Memory: The Inward Light of Criticism Hardcover – Deckle Edge, 12 Feb 2019


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"Our era's Samuel Johnson...Possessed by Memory really is a kind of valediction... Bloom has loved literature deeply--and that love is, even in the face of death, a life-giving force."
--Commonweal Magazine

"These essays reveal a deeply personal attachment and fresh perspective. An eloquent and erudite rereading of the author's beloved works."
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"A rich lifetime of readership and scholarship can be found within the covers of this equally rich book."
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In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors that he has had by heart since childhood.

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