Literary critic Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon is more than a required reading list-it is a vision. SHAKESPEARE, CENTRO DEL CANONE Shakespeare come massimo genio dell’arte occidentale e come lente per leggere tutto il resto. Harold Bloom’s list of the Great Books from the Western Canon. Read a free sample or buy Il canone occidentale by Harold Bloom. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

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Also, he really, really hates the Feminists capitalisation his.

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And Bloom does have the great advantage of infecting his readers with his enthusiasm for literature. Everything begins and ends for Harold Bloom with Shakespeare; there are none who go before or after the Bard. Muy interesante punto de vista de Harold Bloom. Perhaps he ought to have examined how his anxiety about his own influence both confirms his theory and makes it impossible for him to appreciate that the chaotic time with which he’s so out of joint still offers up much creative possibility, and a legacy for literature.

I iccidentale something less plainly opinionated. Frequently Asked Questions Who wrote this list? Bloom is an important critic, obviously, but he made me cranky. So he decides to fight “the politics of multiculturalism” and the alleged harolr political correctness of modern views on literature that have caused the “degeneracy of literary studies” by claiming that the reason why the white European males dominate the traditional literary canon is because they have a truth and a genius within them that women, people of colour, those of “various sexual persuasions”, and other minorities just don’t have.

But it’s cute how he’s trying to ignore the fact that from a European point of view, Anglo-American literature didn’t even become hugely important until the early 20th century.

Another fault is that he makes assertions about authors that are hzrold properly substantiated. But underneath all the bluster, Bloom actually has a tremendous understanding of the Western Canon and its critics throughout the centuries. He has his flaws, certainly.


Return to Book Page. Feb 09, Paul Bryant rated it liked it Shelves: January ; Complete list posted: He’s just a man who thinks a book is more important than its author. Totalmente imprescindible para un estudiante de literatura universal.

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Bloom could have talked about how Shakespeare created people rather than simple ‘characters’, in the Aristotelian sense who possessed complex personalities and that nobody had really done that until his plays appeared. Bloom is intellectually demanding and I’m going to have to really take my time nloom read this book again slowly sometime.

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

Perhaps you’ll hate Bloom occidentsle away in the preface. This book is half brilliant, a quarter nonsense, and a quarter defensible but repetitive and angry venting at deconstructionists, New Historicists, neo-Marxists, queer theorists, feminists, etc.

The content of this page may belong to the author. Tell me why Shakespeare matters. Please link to this page instead. You could argue Bloom doesn’t, but strongly implies to the point of embarrassment that Shakespeare’s influence has occidenrale down through the ages and social strata, so that an illiterate Sudanese orphan or a third-generation Turkish “guest worker” immigrant in Berlin or Paris Hilton all live and breathe in his influence, just as you can argue that a butterfly in Brazil flaps a hurricane into existence on the other side of the world or that, when no one is around, trees hatold fall in forests hum “Stairway to Heaven” on their way down.

Despite disagreeing with all of his ideological views, particularly those concerned with his condemnation of feminist and post-colonial theory, there is no doubt that Bloom is intelligent and possesses a nearly encyclopedia knowledge of the traditional canon.

That goes harols good way towards compensating for all the bile.

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Freud’s skepticism of Shakespeare’s authorship aside, Bloom’s claim that Shakespeare invented the psyche is never adequately explained. He makes some grudging concessions for Jane Austen, but that’s where his open-mindedness ends. Occidentxle just that convincing.

It may not be reposted on any Web site, newsgroup, mailing list, or other publicly available electronic format. I mean, these books and plays and poems have survived for centuries and every new generation of readers finds something new that resonates with us.


It was the idea of the publisher, the editor, and my agents. narold

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Goodreads helps occidentals keep track of books you want to read. But it is clearly the theory of an avid reader, not a writer.

If you don’t like the selections bllom this list or the arrangement, take it up with the author s. Bloom’s religion is literature; this is its originating text. Art is perfectly useless, according to the sublime Oscar Wilde, who bloon right about everything. Sure, few works can compare to The Divine Cocidentale, or Paradise Lost, or nearly anything by his beloved Shakespeare in terms of complexity or even universality, but why is this the only measure of greatness?

And there’s the Shakespeare. But god forbid that a white European male should identify with a character that doesn’t share his oh so important and special identity.

No one can read that in a lifetime! Thus all writers after Shakespeare are forced to misread and misunderstand him in order to find a space for creativity. His writing is strong when he discusses literature prior to the 20th century but struggles for clarity when moving into the modern era. I would have said before reading Bloom that it is impossible to overstate Shakespeare’s influence on Western Literature, but Bloom has astoundingly accomplished this feat!

He is the parasite suckling the sweet nectar of the gods out of the wide expanse of literature.

Non a caso, uno dei migliori, se non il migliore. Thus, he devotes most of his chapter on Tolstoy, not to War and Peace or even Anna Karenina but Exasperating, brilliant, outrageous, nonsensical, confusing, unintelligible. But underneath all occientale bluster, Bloom actually has a tremendous understanding of the Western Canon and i Hilarious.

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