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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Why did literary critic Harold Bloom say something that didn't correspond to reality regarding Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

In this opinion piece by renowned late literary critic Harold Bloom, we see him levy the following charge against Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: I went to the Yale bookstore and bought and ...
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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 ...
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