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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I can probably understand why someone else might like it, but I didn’t. It works to woo the ladies. Bloom takes this to the nth degree here and has taken heat for it since its first publication.

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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. The book itself is divided into six major categories, called “six revisionary ratios” by Bloom. This may be because I misunderstood the central idea.

That is heavy, to me.

Books by Harold Bloom. View all 5 comments. The short length of the book is highly deceptive because of the dense material. Most of the examples given are from Romantic and modern influenciax whose work I really influencixs know well enough to judge the validity of the points, as Bloom does in his great erudition.

This leads to new work but also takes them away from innocence and the source of poetic inspiration. Reading for entertainment and escape is not a bad thing at all in my opinion.


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It is, to be fair, very interesting, and it may well shed some light on the creative process; but while I find it obvious that yes, poets do influence one another, I can’t really agree with the idea of misreadings, since I think that texts can provoke different responses Roman Ingarden’s places of indeterminacy come here to mindand I found the thing rather difficult to read in general. Hard for me to critique a book of criticism as its usefulness to one seems, to me, rather more subjective than even the overall value of a work of fiction.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 05, James rated it it was amazing.

The book could be three times as long if he were to provide a clear explanation of each text and author t This is a challenging book to get through, but it rewards the effort.

Will keep you posted. Amazingly dicky on several different levels, there is much to admire in the scope and amibitions underlying this theory of poetry. This may be also because I find it to be utter bullshit. This book was not good for me. I didn’t expect it to be easy. Bloom’s central thesis is that poets are hindered in their creative process by zngustia ambiguous relationship they necessarily maintained with precursor poets.

Jul 11, aarthi marked it as to-read Shelves: They are clinamentesserakenosisdaemonizationaskesisand apophrades. If we dream of objects like a cat with hands that turns into a man doing a handstand then we are doing active dreaming. Now, looking at Terry Eagleton, I realized that the viciousness of literature critics is simply too heady for the not-notoriously tender mathematician consci I’ll just let the professionals do the criticism: The Anxiety of Influence: Harold Bloom is my favorite literary critic so far.


Jun 23, rated it really liked it Shelves: Garold, he suggested that influence might have been less of a problem for such poets as Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.

This vision is different from Bloom’s vision where the dead men haunt the poet yet he fails to understand his misguided ways. The point is, I’m not angusfia illuminated at all.

Angustia de Las Influencias

Of course it is an Anxietyand there were parts of the book where I almost forgot why anyone should read in the first place. So what does he say exactly?

Ok I tried to tackle this last night. His idea is that poetry should cover all of nature in a big cloak and see the threads that run through it. Aug 10, Brianne harodl it. In the end that doesn’t keep one from forming an opinion on the overall parts of revisions that are explained in the book. May 11, Douglas rated it it was amazing. Feb 26, Tom rated it really liked it Shelves: