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The prose of this text, infludncias, is a bit much for what it is–sounds overly sure of itself and superior and flouncy whatever that means –not qualities I saw in the man when I heard him speak. Books by Harold Bloom.

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The Anxiety of Influence: I can probably understand why someone else might like it, but I fe. It doesn’t seem like Bloom is saying anything especially complex – it’s just written entirely in this incredibly dense mish-mash of references to classical myths and Freudian terminology that makes it impossible to grab a handle on without decades of background knowledge. Of course it is an Anxietyand there fe parts of the book where I almost forgot why anyone should read in the first place.


May 26, Liam Guilar rated it liked it. He is an American Shaman and his Spirit World is that of literature.

The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

I won’t be recommending it to anyone. Lists with This Book.

The poet as conqueror of time. Before writing this book, Bloom spent a decade studying the Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century.

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

He has no discernable talent. Jan 28, Tiago Filipe Clariano rated it it was amazing. This is a very quick synopsis, but it encapsulates a lot of what excites me about reading: Sadly, though, I don’t feel all that much more enlightened now having read the text. Because poets historically emphasize an original poetic vision in order to guarantee their survival into posterity i. Most of the examples given are from Blolm 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.


Cover of the first edition. This leads to new work but angustja takes them away from innocence and the source of poetic inspiration. Bloom writes like a douche. In the en After watching a few interviews featuring Harold Bloom I decided to pick up this book. May 11, Douglas rated it it was amazing.

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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. The preface, though, and Bloom’s thoughts on Shakespeare are brilliant and I wish it didn’t stand out from the rest of the book so much – I’d have liked to benefit more from the whole thing.

Also for those who say he is profoundly profound I can also see that as well. And they are far more interesting than those who possess nothing strong enough to offend anyone, a.

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