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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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. The central thesis of poetry as a product of intentionally misreading one’s predecessors, is such an interesting idea and has so many applications, that I am grateful for the extended reflection, even if a lot of it went over my head.
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In my opinion it is a thesis steeped in Whitman like solipsism as Whitman himself states in Leaves Of grass: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If we dream of objects like a cat with hands that turns into a man doing a handstand then we are doing active dreaming.
The thing about Bloom is however, he has read so much he claims to have once been able to read 1, pages an hour and remember everything, and I believe him that his tolerance for clunky dialogue and cute epiphanies is less than zero.
Please help sngustia it or discuss these issues on the talk page. These contradictory ideas are posed but the paradox isn’t resolved. The poet as conqueror of time. Because poets historically emphasize an original poetic vision in order to guarantee their survival into posterity i. Return to Book Page.
I recommend reading his books. Harold Bloom is an idiot.
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.
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. Books by Harold Bloom. Anxiety implies he has a rigid structure that he needs to adhere to and overcome.
The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. Harold Bloom’s The Anxiety of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in Bloom’s central thesis is that poets are hindered in their creative process by the ambiguous relationship they necessarily maintained with precursor poets.
However once one cuts their teeth so to speak on the style of writing here, one begins to see that you won’t get every reference, you won’t be familiar with every poet or passage mentioned yet you will be moved along, wave-like nonetheless. Paperback2nd Editionpages. Open Preview See a Problem? A lot of people like to hate on Bloom, but they can’t ignore his importance; this book is one of the books that is more easily disliked.
It’s posed as the bane of a poet’s existence that he will be unable to be innocent again. Trivia About The Anxiety of In He is an American Shaman and his Spirit World is that of literature.
Now, looking at Terry Eagleton, I realized that the viciousness of literature critics is simply too heady for the not-notoriously tender mathematician conscience and I’ve been hanging out with the verbally tough guys way too much. Innocence means, at it’s heart, free of consequence, influenckas Anxiety basically means the opposite.
Please improve it by imfluencias the claims made and adding inline citations. I also believe that all literature is a constant conversation, so in that sense there shouldn’t be an anxiety of influence at all.
His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of criticism and post-structuralist literary theory.
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. The Anxiety of Influence: A year after it was published, Bloom reread it himself, and found that he couldn’t understand it either.
Now, looking at Terry Eagleton, I realized that the viciousness of literature critics is simply too heady for the not-notoriously tender mathematician consci I’ll just let the professionals do the criticism: This may be because I misunderstood the central idea. What’s weird is that I read the summary of this book on Wikipedia and it makes the thesis inside seem crystal clear.
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. But they are out there. 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.
People tend to influebcias see him for his negative comments — which is a dire shame lboom he speaks much more about the things he likes — so that he has become the caricature of The Old White Angsutia. Jan 17, Joseph Ozias rated it liked it Shelves: Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. It requires a looking back and directly appropriating old poems. Of course it is an Anxietyand there were parts of the book where I almost forgot why anyone should read in the first place.