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    Default Harold Bloom is dead

    Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also unusual for an academic on best-seller lists, died on Monday at a hospital in New Haven. He was 89.

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    He don't look too happy about it does he

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    The scuffles over The Western Canon are already starting on Twitter.

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    It doesn't surprise me that a bunch of people are claiming he was 'handsy' with his students. I swear every famous writer/academic is some sort of perv.

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    "if you truly want to honor Harold Bloom you should have 20 unpaid grad students write his obit"

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    I think it was Bloom who once described reading as "an act of unpleasure". Anyway, I've always had a soft spot for him: https://thelastinstance.com/posts/the_fruit_thereof/

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    Saw a tweet along the lines of "Who cares what this predator had to say about shakespeare?"

    So if they found out that Shakespeare had been "handsy" would that automatically invalidate 'Hamlet'? Who cares what this predator has to say about the human condition?
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    All I'm saying is that 'Mein Kampf' was a bloody good read.
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    If me and corpse had access to a constantly refreshed stock of nubile brainbox beauties who idolised us we'd be like kids in a sweet shop eh corpse s-e-x all night to the break of dawn

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    Bloom's greatest crime was instilling a mania for canon-completion in Oliver Craner.
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    I liked the title of his Harry Potter review: Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong? Yes.

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    He was right about Harry Potter. I've listened to the audiobooks about 60 times and they're horribly written.
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    I heartily recommend this

    https://www.harpercollins.com/978006...lish-language/

    A lot of great poems and a lot of great essays.
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    You show great promise my dear come into my office and let me read you a poem that'd be me and corpse all over it like a bad rash
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