Harold Bloom : canon e influencia
AuthorsPérez Vázquez, Ángel
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/5008
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1998, n. 15-16, p. -155. ISSN 1131-9674
This essay is intended as an introduction to some of the most important aspects of the critical of the North American literary critic and theorist. Harold Bloom. The point of view from which these pages are written is mainly descriptive, and, to a very limited extent, polemical as well. The essay starts by outlining Bloom's visión of the Anglo- American literary canon, as well as his main theoretical tenets and intellectual sources. The main point of focus, though, is Bloom's theory of poetic influence, which he developed in the seventies in a series of four books commonly known as his "tetralogy of influence." Also touched upon are Bloom's often controversial relations with some of the main contemporary critical movements. particularly the New Criticism and Deconstruction.