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Harold Bloom

Born: Jul 11, 1930

Birthplace: South Bronx

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Harold Bloom

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1930
Birth Place : South Bronx

Harold Bloom is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and a novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies concerning numerous literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm. 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.


  • Writer
  • Critic
  • Cultural critic
  • Literary critic

Awards Won

  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism
  • Fulbright Award
  • John Addison Porter Prize
  • Melville Cane Award
  • Newton Arvin Award
  • Zabel Prize
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