R.I.P. Harold Bloom

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

He was a giant. 9 inches from my left elbow as type is The Best Poems of the English Language from Chaucer through Robert Frost, selected and with commentary by Harold Bloom.

But I confess that I conflated him with Allan (Closing of the American Mind) Bloom in my initial reaction, too. This Bloom was controversial for arguing the superiority of superior literatures, which we’re not supposed to do any more.

October 15, 2019

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