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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Angustia de Las Influencias

Also, as a writer, I will probably tend to be more critical of critics, resenting their critiques influenciaw what I do more than the attempts, either successful or failed, of fellow writers of fiction and poetry in their efforts at self-expression. This may be because I misunderstood the central idea. Most of the examples given are from Romantic and modern poets whose work I really don’t know well enough to judge the validity of the points, as Bloom does in his great erudition.

Nov 07, Mattia Ravasi rated it it was amazing.

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.

Harold Bloom is an idiot. Books by Harold Bloom.

The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

Want to Read saving…. This was quite … surprising, since I thought not exposing and mocking the American belief “my ignorance is as good as your knowledge” is already benevolent and modest enough. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Perhaps the biggest drawback is how much Bloom treats poetry in the abstract without providing much in terms of case studies to back up his point excepting the last chapter and the preface to the second edition.


This article possibly contains original research. Haroold my opinion it is a thesis steeped in Whitman like solipsism as Whitman himself states in Leaves Of grass: When he asserts that poets misinterpret one another, in a way his very work is open to much misinterpretation so that by not getting everything you too see firsthand the process of misprision at play withing yourself.

Conversely, he suggested that influence might have been less of a problem for such poets as Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. A Theory of Poetry is a book by Harold Bloom. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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

In short influencisa those who say it’s silly and unfounded, I can see that in parts. This article has multiple issues. Bloom introduces his six revisionary ratios in the following manner, which he consistently applies in this book as well as his successor volume titled A Map of Misreading. I don’t think Harold Bloom wrote this book to discuss blom anxiety of influence. Sadly, though, I don’t feel all that much more enlightened now having read the text.

It requires a looking back and directly appropriating old poems. 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 bliom 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.

Thus Bloom attempts to work out the process by which the small minority of ‘strong’ poets manage to create original work in spite of the pressure of influence. Before writing this book, Bloom spent a decade studying the Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century.


Dec 28, Brent Myers rated it it was amazing. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotations, this second edition of Bloom’s classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded – neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. View all 5 comments. Every time I reread this, I become more dissatisfied with Bloom’s central thesis about the poet’s necessary “misprision” in order influenciass clear the way for creative expression.

Cover of the first edition. His idea is that poetry should cover all of nature in a big cloak and oas the threads that run through it.

Ok I tried to tackle this last night. That you would have to struggle to understand what it took to reach the level of the greats is the anxiety. As soon as you emphasize rhetoric to the point where rhetoric is a kind of quicksand, then the fallacies vanish. If you want to read a more interesting Bloom work, go for The Invention of the Human.

The poet’s last hurrah, progressing through a series of gestures resembling the last gasps of air and fight a person takes before drowning; Stages Retrieved from ” https: It was the first in a series of books that advanced a new “revisionary” or antithetical [1] approach to literary criticism.

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