Harold Bloom – The second, and I think…

The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it…


“The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.”
-Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom – We read deeply for varied…

We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough…


“We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough that we need to know ourselves better that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are.”
-Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom – But in the end, in…

But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us…


“But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I’m told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society… but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude.”
-Harold Bloom