Harold Bloom
#355 Overall Influence

Harold Bloom

American literary critic, scholar, and writer

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

Harold Bloom was an American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. He is often cited as the most influential critic of the late 20th century. Following the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom wrote more than 50 books, including 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and a novel. During his lifetime, he 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

view profile
Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

view profile
New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

view profile

Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#105 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Literature