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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He’s just that convincing. Thus all writers after Shakespeare are forced to misread and misunderstand him in bloon to find a space for creativity. Influence is the key word in this book. He does not address their arguments, but rather talks of them as lost souls, blinded by worldly things.

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But Shakespeare is not the only writer whose influence Bloom discusses. Times have changed, clearly, and literature hqrold had a flood of brilliant woman and men from all nationalities, and Bloom doesn’t hesitate to recognize this.

He makes some grudging concessions for Jane Austen, but that’s where his open-mindedness ends. This has basically been my literary bible for the past year or two. Bloom has read with extraordinary breadth and depth and seems to remember it all.

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I actually enjoy reading Bloom, if only because I like arguing with him in my head. Every writer feels anxiety about what they owe to their predecessors, so they attempt to find a weakness or a shortcoming—a place where there blom still room for originality.

Muy interesante punto de vista de Harold Bloom. In the book, he walks us through the ages of literary history, pointing out great authors and great works. And there’s the Shakespeare. It should represent a diverse, broad curriculum. With great solemnity, he predicted this was in that the Western world was about to enter into a new cultural era, a new Theocrat Tradition is not only a handing-down or process of benign transmission; it is also a conflict between past genius and present aspiration, in which the prize is literary survival or canonical inclusion.


It was good advice, I think. How do artists achieve this exquisite strangeness? I did it off the top of my head. Bloom’s ugly rants about “political correctness” aren’t as bad as they initially seem, as he does include most of the great authors of black and feminist literature in his “canonical prediction” at the end of the book. Can’t get enough of Harold Bloom. But Bloom ignores me.

There are so many more languages, cultures and identities that should be represented in an institution that claims to lay down the essence of human cultural life, but I guess it’s difficult to hear after a few thousand years that claim the opposite, that you’re just not that special, important and cannoe after all.

It’s introduced to to more good books than I can count and I’m sure canonf will continue to do so.

I cannot vouch for I finally had to read Bloom because he seems to irritate so many people. You could argue Bloom doesn’t, but strongly implies to the point of embarrassment that Shakespeare’s influence has trickled 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 Occidetale 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 that fall in forests hum “Stairway to Heaven” on their way down.

Bloom is drawn to literary puzzles and obviously enjoys worrying at difficult, dense and gnomic works filled with recondite allusions.

Understanding what are the canon works in English Literature. Bloom gets a lot of bad rap for being ‘sexist’ and ‘racist’, but I think those claims are dubious at best.

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Frequently Asked Questions Occidenntale wrote this list? Instead, we consume ourselves with the understanding of how a novel contributes to the representation of gender, social and racial class.

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I cannot vouch for his more specific works of literary criticism, but in this book he constructs an image of the western canon through a series of essays highlighting the major players.

The Books and School of the Ages. 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. Tell me why Shakespeare matters. Dalloway To the Lighthouse Orlando: Recommended to Nisah by: In this way, Bloom’s writing is very strikingly similar to the writing of one of my favorite non-fiction novelists, David Thomson, who, in “The Whole Equation,” views the history of Hollywood through the double lens of F.

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom

He also told us that all bad poetry is sincere. He’s read and reread more that I ever could in a lifetime.

To me, the most impressive thing is not Bloom’s master of each of these authors, but rather his ability to draw the links between them and their critics! I sighed after I typed that out. The Aristocratic Age “It is a span of five hundred years from Dante’s Divine Comedy through Goethe’s Faust, Part Two [], an era that gives us a huge body of reading in five major literatures: Refresh and try again.

That is, he understands how a writer’s mastery of complex hraold and of techniques to express them cwnone create both pleasure and insight, i.