More From Harold Bloom
- "The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic."
- "Criticism in the universities, I’ll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It’s Stalinism without Stalin."
- "What we call a poem is mostly what is not there on the page. The strength of any poem is the poems that it has managed to exclude."
More In Society
- "There’s the theory that nudity doesn’t really make something sexy; the characters and their relationship make it sexy."― Tim Robbins
- "But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society."― Rick Perry
- "And nothing embittered me, which is important, because I think ethnic people and women in this society can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action, you know."― James Earl Jones