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.

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Want to Read saving…. The appendix, which provided a canonee of thousands of books through the ages became for me a foundation and starting point for exploring literature. Ho trovato molto istruttiva l’analisi dei componimenti di Robert Browning su Orlando, di Coleridge e di Shelley. He is not considered “literature” in any normal human understanding of the word. Want to Read saving….

From HamletFreud draws much of the material he need to formulate the Oedipus complex. Since Bloom thinks Shakespeare is so inescapably central, he discusses Shakespeare in every chapter—even the chapters on writers who predated Shakespeare: Bad writing is all one; great writing is scandalously diverse, and genres constitute authentic divisions within it. Consigliato al Club Amici di Shakespeare. On the contrary, I agree canonr some of his reading and appreciate his assumption of a female reader.

Harold Bloom really is a cantankerous occidrntale thing, so hard to please and yet so seemingly pleased with himself.

If Occldentale was being truth Harold Bloom is one of the most well known literary critics in the US, and in my opinion an unfortunate national embarrassment. Maybe you’ll scrib down some authors you’ll never want to come across.

Il canone occidentale

Dec 13, Simone rated it did not like it Shelves: Many may well agree with this assessment — but he does this on the basis of Invisible Cities. It was good advice, I think. Tell me why Shakespeare haunts our psyches.


If you don’t like the selections in this list or the arrangement, take it up with the jarold s. In Bloom’s world, books and authors are not only objectively good or bad, but can be easily ranked from best to worst like runners in a race. Apr 28, Gopi rated it it was amazing. There is another important difference between Thomson and Bloom: It was quite a few years back, so I will have to reread at some stage to provide a proper review, but some of the commentary on here, so full of facile assumptions and Resentment Since the publication of his first book inOccidentzle has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel.

People with a sound literary background. So he decides to fight “the politics of multiculturalism” and the alleged redundant political correctness occidentqle modern 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, cajone of “various sexual persuasions”, and other minorities just don’t have.

Feb 09, Canons Bryant rated it liked it Shelves: His ultimate faith in the restorative power of literature resonates on every page of this infinitely rewarding and important book.

I read this while doing Literary Studies in university.

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I would not shun a book simply because I do not agree with some of the opinions, anyway. Oh, and he also hates Harry Potter and popular culture in general. It’s like reading pages of the New York times. Occidentaale all 18 comments. At work on lunch break.

Bloom will inform and excite you and challenge the liberal, multicultural idea of Literature that is currently considered normal.

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May 10, Trevor rated it it was ok Shelves: How do artists achieve this exquisite strangeness? If nothing else, The Western Canon is an angry book.


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.

Why would I give this four stars when I so obviously disagree with most of it?

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Sconsigliato a occieentale cerca di motivarsi alla lettura. Anxiety and strangeness are indicators. Murray The Rabbiter’s Bounty: Bloom offers an array of highly idiosyncratic opinions, which are often entertaining and sometimes quite insightful. Some of the essays were more educational and insightful than others I enjoyed his What a blowhard!

More than any observation about a work in particular, it b,oom Bloom’s personal experienc 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 harodl good and what is garbage and what you should read and why occifentale how you should read it. I would add a few others to the list, personally. Yes, Shakespeare is great, but I would really love it if Bloom could pull his head out of the Bard’s ass for five minutes.

It’s like his own special anthology, all with insightful but rather aimless annotations. This is a rare moment of restraint for Bloom. I understand now that he is a Shakespeare scholar, but prior to picking up this book, I had no idea.

I read Bloom because I agree with him, we no longer appreciate and take stock in the aesthetics of literature.

They were never balanced at any point in history, and to portray them as such is just as demeaning as ignoring them.