Category Archive: Harold Bloom

The Service Literature Provides

Graham Greene dismissed some of his novels as “entertainments.” ¬†Yet among these are works as lasting as anything he wrote–and as interesting. ¬†Greene was reflecting a cultural schizophrenia that Clement Greenberg, on the… Continue reading

"And We’ll Have Fun, Fun, Fun… "

In his brilliant short story “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote,” Jorge Luis Borges has his narrator comment: There is no exercise of the intellect which is not, in the final analysis, useless.… Continue reading