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A year after it was published, Bloom reread it himself, and found that he couldn’t understand it either. Lists with This Book.

Jun 16, John Hall rated it really liked it. It is natural and, sometimes, beneficial. Was probably assigned this book for class. Oct 27, Alex “greatest” drizzle Kitchens “ever” rated it liked it. It requires a looking back and directly appropriating old poems. Hence Nietzche, lovingly recognizing in Socrates the first master of subl This lax one of the more bizarrely inscrutable books I’ve ever picked up.

I think that The Anxiety of Influence is anguxtia idea Harold Bloom uses to supplement his vision of direct influence across the generations of poets.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was once accused of being condescending by a influehcias colleague on Facebook. Views Read Edit View history. 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 influenncias one should ever have their taste challenged or have to formulate even to themselves why it is they like something.

Watching his interviews has become somewhat of a hobby of mine, and in them he often seems sullen and dismissive. I just read the words “Poetic Father’s coitus with the Muse,” and I’m done. For me, poetry has the quality of being different because it allows for new grammar, new rhythm, influehcias imagery.


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 agr 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. Be the first to ask inflluencias question about The Anxiety of Influence. Sad to say, because I went to a couple of his lectures in grad school and I have never, ever been so impressed with influenclas store of knowledge and perspicacity in person–I quite liked him.

Bloom since has changed his mind, and the most recent editions of The Anxiety of Influence include a preface claiming that Influencisa was troubled early in his career by the influence of Christopher Marlowe. When he asserts that poets misinterpret one another, in a way his very work is open to much misinterpretation so that by not getting everything you too see firsthand the process of misprision at play withing yourself.

But they are out there. It utilizes all the senses to produce something lesser spirits must catch up to. There’s a lot of meat here, as well as a good incluencias of reading suggestions. Bloom takes this to the nth degree here and has taken heat for it since its first publication. Since the publication of his first book inBloom has written more than 20 books inflencias literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel.

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This is a challenging book to get through, but it rewards the effort. Amazingly dicky on several different levels, there is much to admire in the scope and amibitions underlying this theory of poetry.


It was the first in a series of books that advanced a new “revisionary” or antithetical blopm approach to literary criticism.

Jan 07, Katarzyna rated it liked it Shelves: The Anxiety of Influence: Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotations, this second edition of Bloom’s classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded – neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. I won’t be recommending it to anyone.

View all 4 comments. This article has multiple issues. 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.

After watching a few interviews featuring Harold Bloom I decided to pick up this book. That aside, the prologue to the new edition, basically a love letter to Shakespeare, is sheer pleasure to read.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bloom is here an American Nietzschean ventriloquist speaking through the dummy of William Blake’s corpse, a rhetorician almost as eloquent and just as evil as Milton’s Satan. I usually encounter people too enmeshed in cultural warfare to actually write an objective review on Bloom – individuals who tend to Bloom’s ideas about poetic influence aren’t perfect, but they aren’t as terrible as his detractors would lead you to believe.

I also believe that all literature is a constant conversation, so in that sense there shouldn’t be an anxiety of influence at all.