Angustia de Las Influencias by Harold Bloom at – ISBN – ISBN – Monte Avila Editores Latinoamericana . Get this from a library! La angustia de las influencias: una teoría de la poesía. [ Harold Bloom]. Get this from a library! La angustia de las influencias. [Harold Bloom].

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Nevermind that what he says about these authors influenciaz pretty much true, especially if you look at the work without emotion hard to do and kind of antithetical to the reading process I know. It utilizes all the senses to produce something lesser spirits must catch up to.

Perhaps the biggest drawback is how much Bloom treats poetry in the abstract without providing much in terms of case studies to back up his point excepting the last chapter and the preface to the second edition.

Hence Nietzche, lovingly recognizing in Socrates the first master of subl This was one of the more bizarrely inscrutable books I’ve ever picked up. And they are far more interesting than those who possess nothing strong enough to offend anyone, a.

Angustia de Las Influencias : Professor Harold Bloom :

It requires a looking back and directly appropriating old poems. These contradictory ideas are posed but the paradox isn’t resolved.

I usually encounter people too enmeshed in cultural warfare to actually write an objective review on Bloom – individuals who tend to Bloom’s ideas about poetic influence aren’t perfect, but they aren’t as terrible as his detractors would lead you to believe.

No matter how many times blopm reread this book it baffles me that it haro,d so influential. Mar 14, secondwomn rated it it was ok Shelves: He woke up gasping for breath, and the next day he began writing a book that would become The Anxiety of Influence, in which he argues that all great writers are obsessed with breaking away from the great writers of the past. In the en After watching a few interviews featuring Harold Bloom I decided to pick up this book.

This article possibly contains original research. Bloom writes like a douche. Only read the first chapter, “Clinamen or poetic misprision”, for a course I’m taking. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Uarold is a very quick synopsis, but it encapsulates a lot of what excites me about iinfluencias When he asserts that poets misinterpret one another, in a way his very work is open to much misinterpretation so that by not getting everything angutia too see firsthand the process of misprision at play withing yourself.


People tend to only see him for his negative comments — which is a dire shame because he speaks much more about the haroold he likes — so that he has become the caricature of The Old White Man. For me, poetry has the quality of being different because it allows for new grammar, new rhythm, new imagery. His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of those that wngustia them had an enormous impact on Harold Bloom’s The Anxiety of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in Had he lived to read Freud, Nietzsche might somewhat admiringly have seen in him another Socrates, come to revive the primary vision of a rational substitute for the unattainable, antithetical gratifications of life and art alike.

Jan 28, Tiago Filipe Clariano rated it it was amazing. Aug 25, Matt Ely rated it really liked it Shelves: A Theory of Poetry. What do you think? Ok this book is billed as the starting point influendias Literary Criticism in America.

It is natural and, sometimes, beneficial. Hard for me to critique a book of criticism as its usefulness to harolx seems, to me, rather more subjective than even the overall value of a work of fiction.

Angustia de Las Influencias

A Theory of Poetry by Harold Bloom. Watching his interviews has become somewhat hqrold a hobby of mine, and in them he often seems sullen and dismissive. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Articles lacking reliable references from August All articles lacking reliable references Articles that may contain original research from August All articles that may contain original research Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata.

This is his approach to criticism as well. The book itself is divided into six major categories, called “six revisionary ratios” by Bloom. In short for those who say it’s silly and unfounded, I can see that in parts.


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Sad to say, because I went to a couple of his lectures in grad school and I have never, ever been so impressed with someone’s store of knowledge and perspicacity in person–I quite liked him.

I also believe that all literature is a constant conversation, so in that sense there shouldn’t be an anxiety of influence at all. Ok Bloom see’s the innocence of poetry and attempts to identify the essence of poetic figures and ideas based on what he sees as the thread that runs through everything. In the end that doesn’t keep one from forming an opinion on the overall parts of ahrold that are explained in the book. I think that The Anxiety of Influence is an idea Harold Bloom uses to supplement his vision of direct influence across the generations of poets.

Three stars from me, almost solely for the preface.

Jun 11, Maxwell Foley rated it it was ok. I found the chapter on Askesis or purgation useful as I have written an historical novel about a fellow artist the Baroque architect Francesco Borromini in Purgatory so that works for me particularly well–how can such a work not engage the subject, and, through the anxiety of being subsumed by both subject as his aesthetics, not be a kind of purgation of certain baroque impulses in my own work? These two ideals are in play and the paradox of his thought is the vital part of his theory.

The book could be three times as long if he were to provide a clear explanation of each text and author to which he refers, so the less-well-read reader is forced, at points, to take his word for it.