Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
Bloom teaches two classes at Yale: one on the plays of William ... more »
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''All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.''Harold Bloom (b. 1930), U.S. critic. A Map of Misreading, ch. 1, "Poetic Origins and Final Phases," Oxford University Press (1975).