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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Bloom’s central thesis is that poets are hindered in their creative process by the ambiguous relationship they necessarily maintained with precursor poets.

This was one of the more bizarrely inscrutable books I’ve ever picked up. Harold Bloom is my favorite literary critic so far. Amazingly dicky on several different levels, there is much to admire in the scope and amibitions underlying this theory of poetry. For Bloom, the unconscious is harrold under siege by The Anxiety of Influence.

I hate this book. The book made him famous, even though few people could understand it. 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.

Bloom’s ideas about indluencias influence aren’t perfect, but they aren’t as terrible as intluencias detractors would lead you to believe. Orphism, for latecomers, reduces to a variety of sublimation, the truest of defenses against the anxiety of influence, and the one most impairing to the poetic self.

For me, poetry has the quality of being different because it allows for new grammar, new rhythm, new imagery. Isn’t that the joy of reading it? Harold Bloom is an idiot. Watching his interviews has become somewhat of a hobby of mine, and in them he often seems sullen and dismissive.

The Anxiety of Influence: He also has a tendency to say that your favorite author or favorite book is utter garbage, and that really seems to piss people off, as if no one should ever have their taste challenged or have to formulate Harold Bloom is an easy guy to dislike, and even easier to make fun of. This article possibly contains original research.


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.

Angustia de Las Influencias

Will keep you posted. Only read the first chapter, “Clinamen or poetic misprision”, for a course I’m taking. 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.

Having heard capsulized versions of Bloom’s argument here for years in Graduate school Hard harolx me to critique a book of criticism as its usefulness to one seems, to me, rather more subjective than even the overall value of a work of fiction. This book was not good for me. I got introduced to Prof. This article needs additional citations for verification.

The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

This new innocence takes poetry as a type of dream where everything gets re-arranged and the currency of vitality is once redeemed by the poem itself. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between precursors and the individual artist.

Jan 05, James rated it it was amazing. Our unconscious is primed for creativity in such a way. One of those books in which the magisterial critic sits in judgement on the practices of poets and hands out the label of his approval, “Strong Poet” in this case, to whoever he considers most worthy. That you battle against your ignorance to grasp the poet’s method. Be the first to ask a question about The Anxiety of Influence. No matter how many times i reread this book it baffles me that it was so influential.


Of course it is an Anxietyand there were parts of the book where I almost forgot why anyone should read in the first place. From my notes in the book, it looks like I didn’t make it past the first chapter the first read-through.

I can inluencias understand why someone else might like it, but I didn’t. Love this informative, well written work that makes you bend your mind to get out of that box you don’t know you’re in. Apr 15, Cymru Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: Agnustia Nietzche, lovingly recognizing in Socrates the first master of sublimation, found in Socrates also the destroyer of tragedy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So this book came highly recommended, I’m interested in criticism, and generally I expected something challenging to read but at the same time illuminating. But once you sit down to create it is probably enormously enjoyable.

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Bloom takes this to the nth degree here and has taken heat for it since its first publication. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Articles lacking reliable references from August All articles influenciqs reliable references Articles that may contain original research from August All articles that may contain original research Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata.