Harold Bloom, a Prolific Giant and Perhaps the Last of a Kind

The New York Times (blog)Harold Bloom, the imperious and convivial scholar and literary critic, the last colossus in terms of his ardor and prodigious memory, a self-described “tired, sad, humane old creature,” and a man who was increasingly isolated in his opinions about what the ...

October 15th 2019


Harold Bloom obituary

The Guardian“Criticism,” observed the literary critic Harold Bloom, who has died aged 89, “starts (it has to start) with a real passion for reading.” Blessed with extraordinary gusto as a reader, Bloom claimed to have read everything. He could quote the classics of English and ...

October 15th 2019


Harold Bloom death: Best-selling literary critic who wrote The Western Canon dies, aged 89

The IndependentHarold Bloom, best-selling literary critic and Yale professor, has died at the age of 89. Bloom's wife Jeanne confirmed that he had died at a New Haven, Connecticut, hospital after a period of declining health. Despite these health issues, Bloom had continued ...

October 15th 2019


Harold Bloom Read Everything

The AtlanticWhen I saw the literary critic Harold Bloom last Wednesday, on the morning of Yom Kippur, something was different: For the first time, he did not mention death. His moods have long tended to the morbid. Twenty years ago, I wrote him a note and said he ...

October 15th 2019