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  2. Harold Bloom - Wikipedia

    Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019) was an American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. [1] In 2017, Bloom was called "probably the most famous literary critic in the English-speaking world." [2]

  3. The Western Canon - Wikipedia

    578. ISBN. 978-1-57322-514-4. The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages is a 1994 book about Western literature by the American literary critic Harold Bloom, in which the author defends the concept of the Western canon by discussing 26 writers whom he sees as central to the canon.

  4. Harold Bloom Is Dead. But His ‘Rage for Reading’ Is Undiminished.

    For those who do not know him: Harold Bloom was the formidable Yale professor whose 1973 assertion of “the anxiety of influence” — the way poetic genius has been both nurtured and threatened ...

  5. Harold Bloom | Biography, Books, Western Canon, & Facts

    Harold Bloom, (born July 11, 1930, Bronx, New York, U.S.—died October 14, 2019, New Haven, Connecticut), American literary critic known for his innovative interpretations of literary history and of the creation of literature.

  6. Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89

    Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also — unusual ...

  7. The Anxiety of Influence: Harold Bloom's (not so) influential...

    Harold Bloom in 1986. Photo: Bernard Gotfryd. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. His radical claim is that belatedness, and the anxiety it entails, is the central problem of all creative effort.

  8. Harold Bloom Read Everything - The Atlantic

    Bloom died yesterday, nearly fulfilling an old vow that he would leave his last class in a body bag. Bloom’s detractors hated him for many reasons. Naomi Wolf accused him of sexual harassment.

  9. Harold Bloom was right to extol great literature, but was often...

    The US literary critic, Harold Bloom, who died last week aged 89, was a classic example of someone old-fashioned in both ways. One of the most influential critics of the past half-century, Bloom ...

  10. Harold Bloom obituary: acclaimed literary critic, beloved teacher...

    October 15, 2019. Harold Bloom (Photo credit: Michael Marsland) Harold Bloom, world-renowned literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale, died on Oct. 14 in New Haven. He was 89 years old. Bloom was widely regarded as the most recognized literary critic in America.

  11. Harold Bloom summary | Britannica

    Harold Bloom, (born July 11, 1930, Bronx, N.Y., U.S.—died Oct. 14, 2019, New Haven, Conn.), U.S. literary critic. Bloom studied at Cornell (B.A., 1951) and Yale (Ph.D., 1955) universities and began teaching at Yale in 1955.