Western canon

the books and school of the ages by Harold Bloom

Publisher: Macmillan in London

Written in English
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  • Canon (Literature),
  • Literature -- Religious aspects
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    StatementHarold Bloom.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination578 p. ;
    Number of Pages578
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22137968M
    ISBN 100333648137

This book argues against the politicization of literature and presents a guide to the great works and essential writers of the ages, the "Western Canon." The book studies 26 writers and seeks to isolate the qualities that made these authors canonical, that is, authoritative in Western culture. Noting that although originally the "Canon" meant the choice of books in teaching institutions, the Cited by: Best Western Canon City is rated "Very Good" by our guests. Take a look through our photo library, read reviews from real guests and book now with our Price Guarantee. We’ll even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails/10(). The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages is a book by Harold Bloom on Western literature, in which he defends the concept of the Western canon by discussing 26 writers whom he sees as central to the canon. The Western Canon is Bloom's best-known book alongside The Anxiety of Influence, and was a surprise bestseller upon its release in the United States.   Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Pankaj Mishra and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss how a book like Harold Bloom’s “Western .

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“Heroically brave, formidably learned The Western Canon is a passionate demonstration of why some writers have triumphantly escaped the oblivion in which time buries almost all human inspires hope that what humanity has long cherished, posterity will also.” –The New York Times Book Review "This book is terribly important -- if you believe that literature itself is Cited by: "I have included some Sanskrit works, scriptures and fundamental literary texts, because of their influence on the Western canon.

The immense wealth of ancient Chinese literature is mostly a sphere apart from Western literary tradition and is rarely conveyed adequately in.

Literary critic Harold Bloom's The Western Canon is more than a required reading list-it is a vision. Infused with a love of learning, compelling in its arguments for a unifying written culture, it argues brilliantly against the politicization of literature and presents a guide to the great works of the western literary tradition and essential writers of the ages/5.

I have little desire to rehash the politics, but the facts are plain: by the time I arrived in college as an undergraduate English major in the mids, the idea of the “Western Canon” as a container of—in the words of a famous hymn—“all that’s good, and great, and true” was seriously on the wane, to put it mildly.

And in many quarters of academia, mention of the name of Yale. The Divine Harold Bloom (as he uses the term for Oscar Wilde) here defends the Western Canon, and while so doing became the recipient of much undeserved criticism, from the likes of so-called New Historicists, gender theorists, Marxist interpreters, and devotees of the School Western canon book Resentment/5.

About The Western Canon. NATIONAL BESTSELLER NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD “Heroically brave, formidably learned The Western Canon is a passionate demonstration of why some writers have triumphantly escaped the oblivion in which time buries almost all human inspires hope that what humanity has long cherished, posterity will also.”.

"The 'Western Canon' (a highly controversial term) as listed by critics like Harold Bloom, runs to thousands of books.

I don't think even Harold Bloom has Western canon book the time to read them all. So here I will give a list of what I consider the 'essential' works. Great-Books Reading List: Western Canon. Print this page for your own use.

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Invalid date. Please correct and re-submit. Harold Bloom's book The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages is centered around the concept of a literary canon, which Bloom describes as "what has been preserved out of what has been written." The term canon is religious in origin, initially referring to wisdom literature chosen for inclusion into Scripture by the Christian by: One of our biggest critical gun fires a characteristically Olympian broadside into the canon debate, no quarter spared for the politically correct.

In measures carefully calculated to raise the hackles of would-be canon revisers Bloom (The Book of J,etc.) assails the current disease of moral smugness that is destroying literary study in the name of socio-economic justice.

Just look: His new book, The Western Canon: The Books and the School of the Ages (Harcourt Brace, $) is a lengthy, frequently enlightening, sometimes baffling overview of.

Excerpts from two reviews of this book are also available. SUMMARY: This book argues that aesthetic value is autonomous of both morality and also insists that aesthetic originality is the only qualification for inclusion in the Canon of Western illustrate his thesis, Bloom selects 26 representative European and American writers, ranging chronologically from.

And, from this perspective, reading books from the Western canon’s different stages is incredibly mind-opening: you’ll understand how Shakespeare reinvented Petrarch, how Hawhthorne fed on Shakespeare, the influence it had on Hemingway and, ultimately, probably, the way it influenced Game of Thrones.

About this Item: Viva Books Private Limited, Paperback. Condition: New. First edition. Let Yale University professor Harold Bloom â " author of The Western Canon and a leading authority on literature â " help develop your understanding of the worldâ s great literary works.

The term "Western canon" denotes a body of books and, more broadly, music and art that have been traditionally accepted by Western scholars as the most important and influential in shaping Western such, it includes the "greatest works of artistic merit".Such a canon is important to the theory of educational perennialism and the development of "high culture".

Hell's Canon: A Western Quintet (Five Star First Edition Western Series) by T. Flynn and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New York DonorPages: Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon.

He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism/5(11).

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"Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism."4/5(8).

The Western Canon is a passionate demonstration of why some writers have triumphantly escaped the oblivion in which time buries almost all human effort. It inspires hope that what humanity has long cherished, posterity will also.” –The New York Times Book Review/5(14).

The Western Canon is unlike any other book I've read. However, although they are very different, if you liked David Denby's Great Books, you'll like The Western Canon.

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by Harold Bloom. Review By Dan Geddes. 11 February See also reviews of Bloom’s The Book of J, The Anxiety of Influence, and Omens of Millenium. Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon reads like a work a desperation; a work from a man convinced that imaginative literature as he knows it is dying, only to be replaced by literature of alienation.

“The Book of J” became a best seller. Professor Bloom was widely regarded as the most popular literary critic in America (an encomium he might have considered faint praise). Among his other best sellers were his magnum opus “The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages,” published inand “How to Read and Why” ().

The Western canon is merely a suggestion, as if the smartest people throughout history are sitting at your elbow saying “Oh yes, this one, read this book, it’s a good one.” You can take their advice or not, the choice is yours.

The Western Canon is a passionate demonstration of why some writers have triumphantly escaped the oblivion in which time buries almost all human effort. It inspires hope that what humanity has long cherished, posterity will also.” –The New York Times Book Review."Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon.

He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism."." "Insisting instead upon "the autonomy of the 25%(12).

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