Harold Bloom

The Improlific Appetite
July 01, 1985

Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-century England by Louis Crompton (University of California Press, 419 pp., $24.95) The central subject of this book is declared in its subtitle rather than in its title. Homophobia (fear and hatred of homosexuals) played a particular role in English life. No executions for homosexual acts are recorded in Continental Europe after 1791, but the figures remained constant at about two a year in England for the three decades after 1806. Executions for every other capital offense declined dramatically.

The Family Romance
February 10, 1973

Dissecting Harold Bloom's theory of originality

The Family Romance
February 10, 1973

A review of Harold Bloom’s 1973 work of literary criticism titled “The Anxiety of Influence”.

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