Harold Bloom

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Harold Bloom
Born (1930-07-11) July 11, 1930 (age 88)
The Bronx, New York
OccupationLiterary critic, writer, professor
EducationCornell University (B.A.)
Yale University (PhD)
Literary movementAestheticism, Romanticism
SpouseJeanne Gould (m. 1958; 2 children)

Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.[1]

Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than forty books,[2] including twenty books of literary criticism, several books talking about religion, and a novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies about many literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm.[3][4] Bloom's books have been translated into more than 40 languages.

Bloom came to public attention in the United States as a commentator during the canon wars of the early 1990s.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Faculty - English". english.yale.edu.
  2. Miller, Mary Alice. "How Harold Bloom Selected His Top 12 American Authors". Vanity Fair.
  3. Romano, Carlin (April 24, 2011). "Harold Bloom by the Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education". Chronicle.com. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
  4. "Colossus Among Critics: Harold Bloom". The New York Times.
  5. Marc Redfield (2003). "Literature, Incorporated". In Peter C. Herman (ed.). Historicizing Theory. Suny Press. p. 210. ISBN 978-0-7914-5962-1.