Harold Bloom was an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom wrote more than forty books, including twenty 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.
Harold Bloom, best-selling literary critic and Yale professor, has died at the age of 89. Bloom’s wife Jeanne confirmed that he had died at a New Haven, Connecticut, hospital after a period of.. WorldNews - Published