Literary Revisionism places Bloom, his ally Geoffrey Hartman, and their contemporary literary situation in a borad historical and theoretical context by exploring the provenance of the revisionist stance in the origins of the New Testament canon, in the works of the Sensibility Poets and the great Romantics, and in the emergence of our own secular modernity. The results is an uncanny sense of the wholeness of the tradition, ironically coupled with an awareness that we are cut off from the past by the very insistence with which we employ criticism to maintain the fiction of an isolate modernity. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1985.