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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Grandi Libri del Mondo Occidentale
Bloom’s religion is literature; this is its originating text. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Grappling with complexity and nuance and experiencing those epiphanies that slowly descend when a great sentence is shifted and the shadows move to show the words in a new light.
But almost no author is original enough to outperform every one of their literary forebears. I’ll give one or two examples. Okay, okay, I am not simple. I sighed after I typed that out. Bloom, listed only 26 books. I don’t expect I’ll be reading any more of his work in the future. But I occidentsle neither excluded nor included on the basis of cultural politics of any kind.
Art is perfectly useless, according to the sublime Oscar Wilde, who was right about everything.
I admit I haven’t read much else of Bloom’s work, and I’m wary to explore it further. His writing throughout is pithy, witty, and his knowledge of the great texts is paramount. The Western Canon is just so antiquated and conservative, in the very worst way.
They all loved canonical literature just as much as Harold Bloom, I venture to say. With great solemnity, he predicted this was in that the Western world was about to enter into a new cultural era, a new Theocratic Age, wherein dogmatism would drive out aesthetic criteria from literature departments.
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Visite Leggi Modifica Modifica wikitesto Cronologia. Why isn’t my favorite author listed here? Feb 09, Paul Bryant rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 17, Graham rated it liked it Shelves: Therefore, it is with gusto that he writes about Dante, Joyce and Borges. Non a caso, uno dei migliori, se non il migliore. Seriously, he’s so outraged with that term. It may not be reposted on any Web site, newsgroup, mailing list, or other publicly available electronic format. The School occidentalr Rese To some Harold Bloom might just be a pompous critic, but if I can have haold ounce of literary knowledge that this man has in his brain, I would consider myself lucky.
In a field prone to subjective opinions, he makes the case that there is objective quality in canonical works. After reading this book, I was inspired to add several new books to my library and reading list.
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Far from dying out, it’s the many-headed hydra, and it’s popping up everywhere. So he decides to fight DNF after a good pages and the final chapter.
It’s as if one’s great-grandfather is lecturing from beyond the grave. harlld
But it is clearly the theory of an avid reader, not a writer. Literature is my passion and it is his unending passion to read and to celebrate the art and styles of literature, which I cannot overlook. And there’s the Shakespeare. Bloom’s ugly rants about “political correctness” aren’t as bad as they initially seem, as he does include most of the great authors of black and feminist literature in his “canonical prediction” at the end of the book. 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.
Some of Bloom opinions on the books he discusses are questionable, and I’m never fully convinced by his claims that Shakespeare is THE greatest writer, but I have to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Too bad, because canonical literature is morphing before our very eyes. If you think every possible minority and gender should receive equal exposure, I suggest you look at the demographics of the people who write literature in any given period.
Oh, and he also hates Harry Potter and popular culture in general. On the contrary, I think the newer texts often use elements Bloom’s writing style is overly lofty, and extremely hard to read. Estratto da ” https: Nov 06, Ellis rated it did not like it Shelves: Lists with This Book. View all 4 comments. Many of his arguments are in complete opposition to the idea of diversity in literature that I hold Harold Bloom really is a cantankerous old thing, so hard to please and yet so seemingly pleased with himself.
Dec 13, Simone rated it did not like it Shelves: One of the most useful works of non-fiction to be published in recent decades, written by the sturdy Yale professor Harold Bloom. Camille Paglia said that this work was as much about Bloom himself as it was about the “best that has been written” one of many phrases that Bloom is quite of fond of using again and againand this is certainty true, as the irascible scholar’s personality comes through in every supple sentence.
He’s just that convincing. Jul 07, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: This does not hide the fact that he understands literature less than your average ten-year-old and, moreover, that he is so unremittingly insistent upon some unchanging interpretation of literature, and so humorless in his consideration of writers and their writing, that his occiidentale presence in the literary world is an insult to every single author canon claims to praise in the book, Will Shakespeare included.