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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After watching a few interviews featuring Harold Bloom I decided to pick up this book. The poet’s gradual emptying of self and personality until the poet is able to hold the predecessor’s work so blankly that it appea Ok I tried to tackle this last night. Oct 18, Sherwood Smith added it Shelves: They have v ”All modern schools believe that metaphor, or figurative language of any kind, is founded upon a pattern of error, whether you ascribe an element of will or intentionality to it, as I do in my belief that writers creatively misunderstand one another, or whether you ascribe it, as deconstructionists do, to the nature of language.

A year after it was “When he was 35, Harold Bloom fell into a deep depression, and in the midst of that depression he had a terrible nightmare that a giant winged creature was pressing down on his chest. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The preface, though, and Bloom’s thoughts on Shakespeare are brilliant and I wish it didn’t stand out from the rest of the influenciaw so much – I’d have liked to benefit more from the whole thing. Paperback2nd Editionpages. Three stars from me, almost solely for the preface.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. For me, poetry has the quality of being different because it allows for new grammar, new rhythm, new imagery. 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.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. I found the chapter on Askesis or purgation useful as I have written laz 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?


It might look old-school to the point of outdatedness, but it can still make any dedicated reader feel like they know way less then they should about the subject of their passion, which all things considered is always a great thing. Love this informative, well written work that makes you bend your mind to get out of that box you don’t know you’re in. Trivia About Bliom Anxiety of In A Theory of Poetry is a book by Harold Bloom.

I must say that it took me a great deal longer to finish than I initially thought. He is an American Shaman and his Spirit World is that of literature.

Return to Book Page. View all 6 comments. In my opinion it is a thesis steeped in Whitman like solipsism as Whitman himself states in Leaves Of grass: Books by Harold Bloom. I won’t be recommending it to anyone. inflluencias

A Anvustia of Poetry. 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.

This vision is different from Bloom’s vision where the dead men haunt the poet yet he fails to understand his misguided ways.

Reading for entertainment and escape is not a bad thing at all in my opinion.

Ok I tried to tackle this last night. The idea that the ego is only one, and possibly a minor, player in this whole writing thing — which at its best is really divination … well, that is admittedly controversial, but powerful nonetheless.


Angustia de Las Influencias

The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. The prose of this text, however, is a bit much for what it is–sounds overly sure of itself and superior and flouncy whatever that means –not qualities I angusyia in the man when I heard him speak.

Nov 28, Katie J Schwartz rated it it was ok Shelves: Only read the first chapter, “Clinamen or poetic misprision”, for a course I’m taking. I agree with the general theory of influence he puts forth, but his idealized conception of the literary canon and ignorance of the political, social and cultural contexts that inform the process of canonization are what bring the work down.

His idea is that poetry should cover all of nature in a big cloak and see the threads that run through it. May 11, Douglas rated it it was amazing.

The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry by Harold Bloom

His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of those that precede 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 The whole book is like this – this is just a paragraph I picked at random and the beginning of a chapter at that. That you would have to struggle to understand what it took to reach the level of the greats is the anxiety.

So what does he say exactly? Lsa just read the words “Poetic Father’s coitus with the Muse,” and I’m done. In short for those who say it’s silly and unfounded, I can see that in parts.

I’ll just let the professionals do the criticism: