Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Harold Bloom Help

I'm having trouble sourcing an idea of Harold Bloom's: that any reading is bound either to be metaphor or paraphrase. Anyone know where this is from?

3 comments:

G-Pack said...

I know he uses the terms "misprision" and "misreading" a lot throughout all of his writings. I don't have a copy on me to locate a specific example, but I bet a quick perusal of "A Map of Misreading" or "The Anxiety of Influence" would be enough to find numerous examples of this idea elaborated.

G-Pack said...

Not sure if this is exactly what you're referring to, but, along those same lines, ses the terms "misprision" and "misreading" a lot (and emphasizes that by "misreading" he does not mean some high-functioning form of dyslexia). I don't have copies on me at the moment to cite for you, but I'm thinking a quick perusal of either "A Map of Misreading" or "The Anxiety of Influence" would be enough to come up with numerous examples of this idea elaborated.

cgerrish said...

I'm going to guess you'd find that idea in his book "Agon."