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The Anxiety of Influence

Happy Birthday, Harold Bloom, Giant of the Canon!

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.09.2014 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

For decades, Harold Bloom, the most eminent literary critic of our time, has taught a seminar at Yale, titled "Shakespeare & Originality." The class ...

The Influence of Anxiety

Francis Levy | Posted 09.30.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

Harold Bloom wrote a famous book called The Anxiety of Influence. The subject was really the weight the past holds over the present. Eliot also wrote ...