Harold Bloom quotes

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All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inher ...
What is literary tradition? What is a classic? What is a canonical view of tradition? How are canons of accepted classics formed, ...
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike--and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two ...
We possess the Canon because we are mortal and also rather belated. There is only so much time, and time must have a stop, while t ...
The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one's own growing inne ...
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