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Harold Bloom

Harold BloomBorn: 11-Jul-1930
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Other
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic, Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Literary critic, Yale professor

Professor at Yale University, and perhaps America's most well-known critic. Considers himself a gnostic.

Father: William Bloom
Mother: Paula Lev
Wife: Jeanne Gould (m. 8-May-1958, two sons)
Son: Daniel Jacob
Son: David Moses

    University: BA, Cornell University
    University: PhD, Yale University (1955)
    Professor: Yale University (1965-)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    Fulbright 1955
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1962
    MacArthur Fellowship 1985

Author of books:
The Visionary Company (1961, criticism)
The Ringers in the Tower (1971, criticism)
The Anxiety of Influence (1973, criticism)
A Map of Misreading (1975, criticism)
Figures of Capable Imagination (1976, criticism)
The Book of J (1990, nonfiction)
The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation (1992, nonfiction)
The Western Canon (1994, nonfiction)
Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996, nonfiction)
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998, nonfiction)
How to Read and Why (2000, nonfiction)
W. E. B. Du Bois (2001, nonfiction)
Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2003, nonfiction)
Josť Saramago (2004, nonfiction)


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