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Harold Bloom
BornJuly 11, 1930(1930-07-11)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 14, 2019(2019-10-14) (aged 89)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationLiterary critic, writer, professor
EducationCornell University (B.A.)
Yale University (PhD)
Literary movementAestheticism, Romanticism
Spouse(s)Jeanne Gould (m. 1958; 2 children)
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Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019) was an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.[1]

Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than forty books,[2] including twenty books of literary criticism, several books talking about religion, and a novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies about many literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm.[3][4] Bloom's books have been translated into more than 40 languages.

Bloom came to public attention in the United States as a commentator during the canon wars of the early 1990s.[5]

Bloom died at a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut on October 14, 2019 at the age of 89.[6]


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