Apophrades, Adonais, and the return of the Shelleys
Manchester University Press
This chapter returns to Harold Bloom’s theory of the anxiety of influence, and in particular his notion of apophrades. It does so in the context of a reading of P. B. Shelley’s elegy to John Keats, Adonais. The chapter argues that Bloom’s version of apophrades elides the uncanniness possessed by the original Greek concept; an uncanniness exploited within Shelleys’ own poetry.
Harold Bloom , P. B. Shelley , Mary Shelley , Romantic studies , Literary theory
Allen, Graham; (2010) 'Apophrades, Adonais, and the Return of the Shelleys' In: Alan Rawes and Jonathon Shears (eds). Reading, Writing and the Influence of Harold Bloom. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press