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  • adj. Of or relating to Harold Bloom (born 1930), American literary critic and editor.


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  • It urges those of us who feel guilty about ignoring the recommendations of a Bloomian taxonomy to at least think harder about our choices.

    The Whimsical Reader

  • Here too that the usual Bloomian oracular tone is established in fathomless aperçus: "Literature for me is not merely the best part of life; it is itself the form of life, which has no other form."

    The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review

  • To end on a positive note, I frequently catch myself experiencing Bloomian episodes myself: thinking about the futility of religion while picking bananas in the supermarket.


  • Moreover, he turns a Bloomian narrative of maturation on the critical tradition itself, arguing that American literature, now having come of age, having shed the

    Introduction: A History of Transatlantic Romanticism

  • In that case, you are what might be called either a heartland or a Bloomian conservative.

    The Triumph of Culture Over Politics

  • SN: So, to try to transpose this back into the terms that you set out in "Corporate Populism," it sounds as if what the savvy grad student at that time did was to take what was really a matter of use and turn it into what looks like a Bloomian priority without the struggle between the people practicing that technique for the Oedipal mantle.

    Site One: A Romantic Education.

  • This is the decade of The Anxiety of Influence (1973), the Bloomian scripture in which he discovers the origin of poetry and traces its progress (he would say decline) from poet to poet in an ongoing psychic wrestling match the rest of us call poetic tradition.

    Reading Against the Clock: Belated Bloom Suffers Nobly

  • But even if a Bloomian "swerve" from Emerson is itself, well, Emersonian, it's even sadder when an essay as powerful and bleak as "Experience" evidently makes no impression on a glib reader. ralexperry - January 19, 2010 at 10: 18 am

    Wired Campus

  • I am not sure what I think of the intertexts, but with my Bloomian training my ears perk up when I get near them.


  • Notwithstanding the aesthetic pleasure derived from reading, how well can one appreciate the nuances of character and circumstance in a novel if one is reading 10 pages per minutes sans Bloomian comprehension skills?

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