Harold Bloom

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Harold Bloom
Born(1930-07-11)July 11, 1930
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 14, 2019(2019-10-14) (aged 89)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationLiterary critic, writer, professor
EducationCornell University (B.A.)
Yale University (PhD)
Literary movementAestheticism, Romanticism
SpouseJeanne Gould (m. 1958; 2 children)
Photo portrait from the dust jacket of Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism (1982)

Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019) was 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]

Bloom died at a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut on October 14, 2019 at the age of 89.[6]

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.
  6. Smith, Dinitia (October 14, 2019). "Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 14, 2019.