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. He is often cited as the most influential English-language critic of the late 20th century. Following the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom wrote more than 50 books, including 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and a novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Bloom has received more than 1,177,784 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Harold Bloom is the 1,812th most popular writer (up from 2,160th in 2019), the 2,276th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,544th in 2019) and the 211th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Harold Bloom ranks 1,812 out of 5,794. Before him are Marcel Achard, Methodius of Olympus, Philippe Quinault, Jean Bruller, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, and Horacio Quiroga. After him are Theophylact of Ohrid, Corax of Syracuse, Vasily Shukshin, Alciphron, Jacopone da Todi, and António Vieira.

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Among people born in 1930, Harold Bloom ranks 132Before him are Akiyuki Nosaka, Tanya Savicheva, Ted Hughes, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Thomas P. Stafford, and Oleg Popov. After him are Carolyn Jones, Fritz Wunderlich, Michel Rocard, Marshall Sahlins, Lina Kostenko, and Vilma Espín. Among people deceased in 2019, Harold Bloom ranks 104Before him are Gershon Kingsley, Dušan Makavejev, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Robert Frank, Rip Torn, and Peter Mayhew. After him are Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Dawda Jawara, Monkey Punch, Kevin Roche, Machiko Kyō, and Emanuel Ungaro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Bloom ranks 2,276 out of 15,968. Before him are Ken Mattingly (1936), George Segal (1934), Stephen Foster (1826), Steve Fossett (1944), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), and William Bates (1860). After him are Patricia Arquette (1968), Ernie Hudson (1945), Frank Knight (1885), Jay Rockefeller (1937), Henry Draper (1837), and Vic Morrow (1929).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harold Bloom ranks 211Before him are David Woodard (1964), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Betty Friedan (1921), Langston Hughes (1902), Raymond E. Feist (1945), and Agnes Smedley (1892). After him are Bernard Malamud (1914), Alex Haley (1921), Ross Macdonald (1915), Stephen Crane (1871), Dorothy Parker (1893), and Morgan Robertson (1861).