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. Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?” is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom begins this.
|Published (Last):||12 March 2007|
|PDF File Size:||18.27 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||16.44 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
I love poetry, spending time every day reading it, and this section introduced me to new works occidentlae as it tempted me to reread those many works I already know. Harold Bloom really is a cantankerous old thing, so hard to please and yet so seemingly pleased with himself. If there is a flaw in Bloom’s work, occidentaoe is repetition, as the reader is b One of the most useful works of non-fiction to be published in recent decades, written by the sturdy Yale professor Harold Bloom.
Le pagine dedicate a Ritratto di signora mi sono parse un po’ banali: He also told us that all bad poetry is sincere. The appendix, which provided a list of thousands of books through the ages became for me a foundation and starting point for exploring literature.
Do not attempt to improve your neighbor or your neighborhood by what or how you read. It seems curious to me that Bloom, who seems to put so much value on having thoughts “at all our bloomm, relies so heavily on the thoughts of others. View all 15 comments.
Paperbackpages. View all 8 comments. But Shakespeare is not the only writer whose influence Bloom discusses. And what can be more valuable than that?
Il canone occidentale
This level of irony is often much more interesting than that of mere contradiction or negation — but Bloom is obsessed with negation. I thought there were a lot of smart, astute observations although Bloom, possibly being the most well-read person alive today, has no qualm with telling you exactly what he thinks is good and what is garbage and what you should read and why and how you should read it.
No trivia or quizzes cxnone. Feb 25, Darren rated it did not like it. One of the only areas in which Bloom and I agree is in our mutual cznone of Shakespeare. I don’t consider it at all a stretch to place Shakespeare as the greatest writer in the English language, and it isn’t even entirely unreasonable to place him as the greatest writer in any language, or at the very least the greatest playwright.
Lists with This Book. The style in the translation, at least, but probably in the original as well was pompous just for the sake of pompousness is that even a word? He is, for instance, baldly opposed to ALL feminist theorists and outright dismisses everything they say about anyone.
Why aren’t these better known? We will not mention the list. He wrote them, and there must be more than a hundred by now. The Theocratic Age “Since the literary canon is at issue here, I include only those religious, philosophical, historical, and scientific writings that are themselves of great aesthetic interest. Oct 26, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: In the unlikely event that literary theory again becomes relevant to mainstream society, or even mainstream academia for that matter, should there ever be a FOX News of theory, Harold Bloom would be the ideal candidate for the role of anchor.
View all 12 comments. If you share this mantra, then you will enjoy The Western Canon. So I read this book and, as I read, I felt as though I was in the company of an erudite and eloquent writer.
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom
Readers came to it it hoping for good advice on how to read meaningfully but was treated to a long monologue on how bloom reads and why he loves it. Return to Book Page.
Maybe you’ll scrib down some authors you’ll garold want to come across. What do author’s do to make sure you love the experience or at least remember it forever?
Bloom gets a lot of bad rap for being ‘sexist’ and ‘racist’, but I think those claims are dubious at best. And reading “the wrong kind of literature” is ruining all of literature and us as readers.
So I approached this book as if entering into a conversation, even if I suspected that the conversation might be rambling, nonlinear, sometimes outrageous, frequently fun and at other times less satisfying. He’s just that convincing.
Bloom. Western Canon
Over a good three thousand! He is the torchbearer of literary aesthetics, or rather an aesthetic literary canon. On the other hand, it contains many references to literature that it makes almost no sense to read it unless you have already read the copious books Prof.
Bloom provides his answers, but the answers in the end must to a large extent be personal and relative to the specific story, poem or play.
It does not teach you how to read books but it is an exercise on how to talk about books you have read, how to occidentalw them, how to re-read them and how to reminisce about those old companions in the most intelligent and enamored fashion.