October 26th, 2009 / 4:59 pm
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Harold Bloom.

Harold Bloom.

38 Comments

  1. Blake Butler

      snap!

  2. Blake Butler

      snap!

  3. alec niedenthal

      i like how his eyes are shut like a petted cat

  4. alec niedenthal

      i like how his eyes are shut like a petted cat

  5. Nathan Tyree

      Is that Titus Andonicus?

  6. Nathan Tyree

      Is that Titus Andonicus?

  7. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      wish that worked

  8. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      wish that worked

  9. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      I mean – decapitating oneself, sucking oneself off, then reattaching the head.

  10. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      I mean – decapitating oneself, sucking oneself off, then reattaching the head.

  11. Tadd Adcox

      I’m going to go someplace and cry myself to sleep now.

  12. Tadd Adcox

      I’m going to go someplace and cry myself to sleep now.

  13. Clapper

      I bet Jesus could do it. See January 20th here for something close.

  14. Clapper

      I bet Jesus could do it. See January 20th here for something close.

  15. Justin Rands

      heaven

  16. Justin Rands

      heaven

  17. Justin Taylor

      When any of you actually grow a pair and read one of his books–or ten–you’ll be sorry you all behaved like such assholes.

  18. Justin Taylor

      When any of you actually grow a pair and read one of his books–or ten–you’ll be sorry you all behaved like such assholes.

  19. Ken Baumann

      Mean Week!

  20. Ken Baumann

      Mean Week!

  21. Ken Baumann

      p.s. Attacking reverence, the reverent & their idols is fun.

  22. Ken Baumann

      p.s. Attacking reverence, the reverent & their idols is fun.

  23. Justin Taylor

      Right there with you, man. I’m just issuing fair warning- fun is fun till it’s a hangover. And herpes.

  24. Justin Taylor

      Right there with you, man. I’m just issuing fair warning- fun is fun till it’s a hangover. And herpes.

  25. alan

      but would he? WWJD?

  26. alan

      but would he? WWJD?

  27. Jonny Ross

      i like his shit on shakespeare. really good. authoritative, and all that. some of the stuff he includes on different forms of mysticism and voodoo religions kind of throws me. i don’t know.

  28. Jonny Ross

      i like his shit on shakespeare. really good. authoritative, and all that. some of the stuff he includes on different forms of mysticism and voodoo religions kind of throws me. i don’t know.

  29. drew kalbach

      you clearly don’t have herpes.

  30. drew kalbach

      you clearly don’t have herpes.

  31. Ross Brighton

      I have. It was shit. His brother Leopold is far nicer, but thinks about fucking too much.

  32. Ross Brighton

      I have. It was shit. His brother Leopold is far nicer, but thinks about fucking too much.

  33. Clapper

      JW totes D it.

  34. Clapper

      JW totes D it.

  35. Garett Strickland

      He’s a Gnostic, which makes me happy.

      I’m also quick to mention that many who respect Bloom as a literary authority (often of a type entrenched in middle-brow elitism quick to dismiss innovation) rarely understand that, by Bloom’s own standards of canonization, literature BELONGS to the avant-garde. Lots of surprisingly bold shit on those lists.

      Of course, having never read him — whatevs!

  36. Garett Strickland

      He’s a Gnostic, which makes me happy.

      I’m also quick to mention that many who respect Bloom as a literary authority (often of a type entrenched in middle-brow elitism quick to dismiss innovation) rarely understand that, by Bloom’s own standards of canonization, literature BELONGS to the avant-garde. Lots of surprisingly bold shit on those lists.

      Of course, having never read him — whatevs!

  37. stephen

      bloom is the rare passionate believer in the value of literature in the age after the age of words-are-endless-referents, there-are-no-authors, gender-queer-ethnic-studies-eating-animals-is-wrong-holocaustholocaust-theory academia

  38. stephen

      bloom is the rare passionate believer in the value of literature in the age after the age of words-are-endless-referents, there-are-no-authors, gender-queer-ethnic-studies-eating-animals-is-wrong-holocaustholocaust-theory academia