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Bloom’s first language was Yiddish, and he also learned Hebrew before English. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism. Bloom’s reputation perhaps unfairly fell victim to the so-called “Canon Wars,” likely at times because of a misidentification with political philosopher Allan Bloom. And in many quarters of academia, mention of the name of Yale literary critic Harold Bloom provoked, at the very least, a raised eyebrow and pointed silence. He is often cited as the most influential English-language critic of the late 20th century. Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time comes “a timely reminder of the power and possibility of words [and] the last love letter to the shaping spirit of Bloom’s imagination” (front page, The New York Times Book Review) and an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff—Shakespeare’s greatest enduring and complex comedic characters. The Theocratic Age "Since the literary canon is at issue here, I include only those religious, philosophical, historical, and scientific writings that are themselves of great aesthetic interest.
Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019) was an American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. 4Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (1994), trad. 2 Harold Bloom, The Western Canon : The Books and School of The Ages, New York, Harcourt Brace, 1994.
⌕ 1 Harold Bloom, Poetics of Influence.
⌕ The Chaotic Age: 20th Century.