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.

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The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

Sep 09, Max Nova rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lo splendido verso di Mall Avete letto Shakespeare? A lifetime is so much shorter than years!! Despite disagreeing with all of his ideological views, particularly those concerned with his condemnation of feminist and post-colonial theory, there is no doubt that Bloom is intelligent and possesses a nearly encyclopedia knowledge of the traditional canon.

This list may not include your favorite author, but he or she may be on other Great Books lists. Too bad the tigers would just spit him back out.

Bloom dubs these new dogmatists the School of Resentment—a catch-all term that includes Marxist, Feminist, and post-structuralist literary critics. And there’s the Shakespeare. View all 35 comments. Why would I give this four stars when I so obviously disagree with most of it?

I volumi contengono le opere elencate di seguito in inglese come in originale. I think it was at this occifentale, in the latter chapters, that I finally realised this book was not what Harol had hoped. I don’t even agree that he’s all that when it comes to the English or Anglo-American literary tradition alone. Art is perfectly useless, according to the sublime Oscar Wilde, who was right about everything.

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Understanding what are the canon works in English Literature. Influence is the key occidentals in this book.

Psychology and sociology are soft sciences, but they not really an art and should not be classified as such.

He’s just a man who thinks a book is more important than its author. Over a good three thousand!

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The immense wealth of ancient Chinese literature is mostly a sphere apart from Western literary tradition and is rarely conveyed adequately in the translations available to us. Not all of the works here can prove to be canonical; literary overpopulation is a hazard to many among them. Times have changed, clearly, and literature has had a flood of brilliant woman and men from all nationalities, and Bloom doesn’t hesitate to recognize this. The answer, Bloom finds, is because these works are strange: It should represent a diverse, broad curriculum.

There is something incantatory about it.

Bloom is a vastly well-read scholar, with troves of knowledge and a great deal of experience under his belt. As an addendum, allow me to quote from Why Read? Inspiring and informative in equal and large measure. 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.

Canonee work was introduced to us piecemeal as a foil, a series of quotes here and there to wind up into a tight straw-man and then knock down. I was hoping for a passionate defense of the canon, but I could not look past the anger and bigotry.

It sort of is, but Jan 18, Elena rated it really liked it Shelves: Freud is cursorily and outrageously dismissed as an inferior, but cunning, Shakespeare wannabe, who misreads and misinterprets Shakespeare to hide his extensive but incomplete borrowings or, rather, pilferings.

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But it is clearly the theory of an avid reader, not a writer. Had I the power to do so, I would command that these words be engraved above every gate bloim every university, so that each student might ponder the splendor of the insight.

The more one reads of Bloom, the more one realizes that any White American or Briton could take a steaming dump in a plastic bag and this mouth breather would rank that above the work of GOD Himself incarnated into a Black or Eastern European author. No one can read that in a lifetime!

Prof Madya Dr Rosnah Baharuddin. Oh, and he also hates Harry Potter and popular culture in general.

I noted pages and knitted my brow. Okay, okay, I am not simple. Sep 20, Ian rated it did not like it.

Grandi Libri del Mondo Occidentale

Everything begins and ends for Harold Bloom with Shakespeare; there are none who go before or after the Bard. There is still an understanding of the literary forefathers, but we want to step beyond them to see how they can apply today.

He repeatedly denigrates and teases the contemporary schools of thought: But it’s cute how he’s trying to ignore the fact that from a European point of view, Anglo-American literature didn’t even become hugely important until the early 20th century.