Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard University. Has authored nearly forty books. Notable topics of scholarship include Romantic poetry and the Western literary canon. Anxious influence.
"We can be reluctant to recognize how much of our culture was literary, particularly now that so many of the institutional purveyors of literature happily have joined in proclaiming its death. A substantial number of Americans who believe they worship God actually worship three major literary characters: the Yahweh of the J Writer (earliest author of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers), the Jesus of the Gospel of Mark, and Allah of the Koran."
— Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life