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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It was the first in a series of books that advanced a new “revisionary” or antithetical [1] approach to literary criticism. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book made him famous, even though few people could understand it. This leads to new work but also angustiaa them away from innocence and the source of poetic inspiration.

Harold Bloom is my favorite literary critic so far.

Every time I reread hharold, I become more dissatisfied with Bloom’s central thesis about the poet’s necessary “misprision” in order to clear the way for creative expression. Bloom doesn’t slow down to provide context; he is proving a point in an efficient manner.

This new innocence takes poetry as a type of dream where everything gets re-arranged and the currency of vitality is once redeemed by the poem itself. If you want to read a more interesting Bloom work, go for The Invention of the Human. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. I was once accused of being condescending by a previous colleague on Facebook. Had he lived to harod Freud, Nietzsche might somewhat admiringly have seen in him another Socrates, come to revive the primary vision of a rational substitute for the unattainable, antithetical gratifications of life and art alike.

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But when fallacy is universal, it doesn’t seem to make much sense any more to talk about specific fallacies – affective, pathetic, intentional, or whatever.

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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. He also has a tendency to say that your favorite author or favorite book is utter garbage, and that really seems to piss people off, as if no one should ever have their taste challenged or have to formulate even to themselves why it is they like something.

Harold Bloom’s The Abgustia of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in This may be also because I find it to be utter bullshit. Postmodern scholars everywhere found a new champion of their Hate when that interview was published.

La angustia de las influencias – Harold Bloom – Google Books

In his ignorance the poet accepts the Anxiety of Influence rather than innocence and refuses the idea that his innocence can lead him to “the place. In the end that doesn’t keep one from forming an opinion on the overall parts of revisions that are explained in the book. What is this other than the ability to be playful with the new tools he has earned from previous poets.

Also for those who say he is profoundly profound I can also see that as well. The general thesis still seems quite valid–but I had garnered that from the anecdotal references. Ok Bloom see’s the innocence of poetry and attempts to identify the essence of poetic figures and ideas based on what he sees as the thread that runs through everything. It is natural and, sometimes, beneficial.


Nov 28, Katie J Schwartz rated it it was ok Shelves: Three stars from me, almost solely for the preface. But I expected it to make sense. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Oct 27, Alex “greatest” drizzle Kitchens “ever” rated it liked it. Innocence can only rest in the fact that the old poets are dead and the poet is the one who can do what he wants because there are no consequences from a dead man nor any of bliom contemporaries.

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Harold Bloom is an easy guy to dislike, and even easier to make fun of. No matter how many times i reread this book it baffles me that it was so influential. 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.

Aug 10, Brianne added it. The whole book is like this – this is just a paragraph I picked at random and the beginning of a chapter at that. And, oh, have I ever mentioned that tender colleague labeled himself a “poet”? 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. I don’t think Harold Bloom wrote this book to discuss the anxiety of influence.

This book was not good for me.