The Western Canon

The Western Canon

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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, Afro-centrism, and the New Historicism.The Swiss historian Herbert Liithy thought that all of Montaigne was in one of the most casual of his sentences: aquot;When I play with my cat who ... EMERSONa#39;S OWN best essay is naturally entitled aquot;Experience, aquot; and it has a particular moment, my favorite among others, that ... On canonical melancholy, I like best the summary by Maggie Kilgour, in her study From Communion to Cannibalism: Associated withanbsp;...

Title:The Western Canon
Author:Harold Bloom
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2014-06-17


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