Questions tagged [harold-bloom]

Questions about the works of the American literary critic Harold Bloom (1930 – 2019). He is best known for works such as 'The Anxiety of Influence' (1973), 'The Western Canon' (1994) and 'Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human' (1998).

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Did Harold Bloom ever criticise New Historicism for reducing literature to a footnote of history?

New Historicism is a form of literary theory that focuses on the relation between literature and history (and which is more complex than I wish to explain here). It was developed by scholars such as ...