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.

Author: Meziramar Kajilkree
Country: Trinidad & Tobago
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 8 September 2008
Pages: 379
PDF File Size: 12.73 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.27 Mb
ISBN: 619-1-47990-599-6
Downloads: 43235
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Migis

He has edited hundreds of anthologies. This is a rare moment of restraint for Bloom. Bloom dubs these new dogmatists the School of Resentment—a catch-all term that includes Marxist, Feminist, and post-structuralist literary critics.

I cannot vouch for I finally had to read Bloom because he seems to irritate so many people. This is a moron who ranks Emily Dickenson above any French writer to ever live! Bloom is a vastly well-read scholar, with troves of knowledge and a great deal of experience under his belt. What I am opposed to is his idea that everyone needs to read them, and that this generation is lacking because values are changing.

Bloom. Western Canon

May 29, BlackOxford rated it it was amazing Shelves: H Reading literary criticism is like having a tour-guide to a book. Vedi le condizioni d’uso per haro,d dettagli. Fair enough, and enough said already, Harold.

The Books and School of the Ages. As an addendum, allow me to quote from Why Read? I finally gave up. We will not mention the list.

His mind seems always to be swirling and buzzing rather than traveling in a straight line. Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, and Montaigne. Art is perfectly useless, according to the sublime Oscar Wilde, who was right about everything. Recommended to Nisah by: One of his favorite activities is to trace out literary ancestries, saying which writer descended from which.


Instead, we consume ourselves with the understanding of how a novel contributes to the representation canine gender, social and racial class. Not all of the works here can prove to be canonical; literary overpopulation is a hazard to many among them.

Grandi Libri del Mondo Occidentale – Wikipedia

Nel fu pubblicata una seconda edizione dei Grandi Libricon lccidentale traduzioni e aggiornamenti, e altri sei volumi dedicati al XX secolo, periodo quasi mancante nella prima edizione. 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.

His treatment of the so-called School of Resentment is dismissive at best.

Everything begins and ends for Harold Ocxidentale with Shakespeare; there are none who go before or after the Bard. So he decides to fight “the politics of multiculturalism” and the alleged redundant political correctness of modern views on literature that have caused the “degeneracy of literary studies” by claiming that the reason why the white European males dominate the traditional literary canon is because they have a truth and a genius within them that women, people of colour, those of “various sexual persuasions”, and other minorities just don’t have.

This list may not include your favorite author, but he or she may be on other Great Books lists. The canon he proposes at the end of the book is just wonderful and I find myself continually going back to it. This is a hard book to read. He makes some grudging concessions for Jane Austen, but that’s where his open-mindedness ends. I don’t expect I’ll be reading any more of his work in the future.

I read faster, desperately, and I didn’t know why at the time. Insight, appreciation, harolx bit of knowledge. Check the author index to see.

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

One of the only areas in which Bloom and I agree is in our mutual love of Shakespeare. Dec 13, Simone rated it did not like it Ofcidentale He does so directly.


Anyone willing to give a piece of literature the kind of scrutiny this man does deserves to be heard, even if most of what he says rubs me the wrong way. Thomson would have been hqrold great novelist if he weren’t so obsessed hqrold the movies he says as much, or comes close to saying that, very often in his writing ; Bloom occidejtale have been a second-rate used car salesman if someone, somewhere, hadn’t given him kccidentale awful idea that he should write about writing.

Raggrupparono gli argomenti in capitoli, occidentals i quali Adler scrisse introduzioni. Yes, it is important to preserve certain texts in American culture. Traditions tell us that the free and solitary self writes in order to overcome mortality. Sure, few works can compare to The Divine Comedy, or Paradise Lost, or nearly anything by his beloved Shakespeare in terms of complexity or even universality, but why is this the only measure of greatness?

Psychology and sociology are soft sciences, but they not really an art and should not be classified as such. Also, he really, really hates the Feminists capitalisation his. Oddly enough, Bloom includes Don Quixote as one of the greatest novels of all time, so either he believes Cervantes was just being modest or he is rather inconsistent in his views.

So yeah, this is one of the most racist and sexist conceptions of Western literature or what it’s supposed to be I’ve ever seen. I was once told that it’s not enough to just read the classics: