Harold Bloom

1930 - 2019

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Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019) was an American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of humanities at Yale University. In 2017, Bloom was called "probably the most famous literary critic in the English-speaking world". After publishing his first book in 1959, Bloom wrote more than 50 books, including over 40 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Bloom has received more than 1,933,725 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Harold Bloom is the 2,282nd most popular writer (down from 2,127th in 2019), the 2,868th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,766th in 2019) and the 251st most popular American Writer.

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Notable Works

The Critical Perspective
Twentieth Century British Literature
Writers of English
Bloom's Biocritiques
Jesus and Yahweh
Judaism, Historia de las doctrinas, History of doctrines
Bloom's Notes


Among writers, Harold Bloom ranks 2,282 out of 7,302Before him are Rahul Sankrityayan, Christina Rossetti, Heinrich Glarean, Tomé Pires, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, and Robert Ressler. After him are J.-H. Rosny aîné, Cao Yu, Ding Ling, William Steig, Bálint Balassi, and José-Maria de Heredia.

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Among people born in 1930, Harold Bloom ranks 170Before him are Chus Lampreave, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Dani Karavan, Václav Vorlíček, Todor Veselinović, and Venantino Venantini. After him are Mordechai Gur, Uladzimir Karatkievich, Israel Kirzner, Yves Rocher, Sa'dun Hammadi, and Frunzik Mkrtchyan. Among people deceased in 2019, Harold Bloom ranks 138Before him are Kevin Roche, Sue Lyon, Peter Lindbergh, Machiko Kyō, Václav Vorlíček, and Jean Vanier. After him are Carmen Argenziano, William Levada, Anatoly Lukyanov, Mark Hollis, Keith Flint, and Vonda N. McIntyre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Bloom ranks 2,868 out of 20,380Before him are Rodney Alcala (1943), Mabel Normand (1892), Robert Ressler (1937), Lizzie Magie (1866), Charles Bachman (1924), and Karl Guthe Jansky (1905). After him are Morton Feldman (1926), William Steig (1907), James P. Allison (1948), Howard Zinn (1922), Andre Braugher (1962), and Gloria Leonard (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harold Bloom ranks 251Before him are Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), Harlan Coben (1962), Edward Bunker (1933), Fritz Leiber (1910), John W. Campbell (1910), and Robert Ressler (1937). After him are William Steig (1907), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), August Derleth (1909), Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Terence McKenna (1946), and Kathy Reichs (1948).