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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Please link to this page instead. David Thomson gets away with this kind of thing because he is witty, because he carries himself like a fellow traveler, and because he has a certain British self-deflation which gives his most madcap suggestions a twinkle – as when, in his biography of Orson Welles, he casually notes that young Orson was racing through local Irish lassies in a small province just about nine months before Peter O’Toole was born.

Quotes from The Western Canon Four stars does not mean a complete agreement with Bloom e.

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

The School of Resentment, what Bloom labels as Feminism, Socialism, Deconstructionism and anything Focault ovewhelms Bloom’s enmitious relationship with how readers now interpret literature. 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: Italian, Spanish, English, French, and German.

He repeatedly denigrates and teases the contemporary schools of thought: The Democratic Age “I have located Vico’s Democratic Age in the post-Goethean nineteenth century, when the literature of Italy and Spain ebbs, yielding eminence to England with its renaissance of the Renaissance in Romanticism, and to a lesser degree to France and Germany.

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The strangeness of certain writers overwhelms and causes anxiety for subsequent writers. Freud is cursorily and outrageously dismissed as an inferior, but cunning, Shakespeare wannabe, who misreads and misinterprets Shakespeare to hide his extensive but incomplete borrowings or, rather, pilferings.

Wow, this is an ode to the preservation of cishet white male supremacy if ever I’ve seen one.

The Epic Poems S. Nel fu pubblicata una seconda edizione dei Grandi Libricon rinnovate traduzioni e aggiornamenti, e canond sei volumi dedicati al XX secolo, periodo quasi mancante nella prima edizione.

No one can read ofcidentale in a lifetime! Why isn’t my favorite author listed here? All of these approaches, says Bloom, seek to replace an aesthetic motive for a social or political one, and thus miss the point of literature.

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So I read this book and, as I read, I felt as though I was in the company of an erudite and eloquent writer. Or you’ll run for the library for a title you ahrold believe you’ve missed.

The School of Rese To some Harold Bloom might just be a pompous critic, but if I can have an ounce of literary knowledge that this man has in his brain, I would consider myself lucky.

Of course, that would involve writing about people who are alive and could defend themselves, and Bloom has the courage of a dozen Grail knights when it comes to making the most far-spanning assumptions about very great, very intelligent, very talented, very dead men.

It’s only now as I write this that I realise I was like Tantalus trapped in the underworld – hungry, thirsty, the food and water so near, yet it always seemed to recede as I got close. I volumi erano contraddistinti da colori diversi sul dorso che ne individuavano le diverse occiddntale di appartenenza.


And Bloom does have the great advantage of infecting his readers with his enthusiasm for literature. What I disagree with is how Bloom gives Shakespeare an absolutely Godlike position in which no writing before Shakespeare really meant anything and everything else written on the planet after Shakespeare was entirely thanks to Shakespeare’s influence. It’s as if one’s great-grandfather is lecturing from beyond the grave.

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

For Bloom, aesthetic considerations are paramount and he rejects the idea that a book should be viewed within its socio-political-economic context. I finally had to read Bloom because he seems to irritate so many people.

Muy interesante punto de vista de Harold Bloom.

That’s why I read books like this. Perhaps you’ll hate Bloom right away in the preface.

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So he decides to fight “the politics of multiculturalism” and the alleged redundant political correctness of blom 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.

Since Bloom thinks Shakespeare is so inescapably central, he discusses Shakespeare in every chapter—even the chapters on writers who predated Shakespeare: Can’t get enough of Harold Bloom. The content of this page may belong to the author.