Harold Bloom, author and literary critic, dies at age 89

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also unusual for an academic on best-seller lists, died on Monday at a hospital in New Haven.

Professor Bloom was frequently called the most notorious literary critic in America. From a vaunted perch at Yale, he flew in the face of almost every trend in the literary criticism of his day.

Peoples Time/jj

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