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Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Berg Professor of English at New York University, and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than twenty books include Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, The Western Canon, The Book of J, and his most recent work, Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages. He is a MacArthur Prize fellow; a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the recipient of many awards, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Criticism; and he holds honorary degrees from the universities of Rome and Bologna.

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  • Publisher : Scribner; Touchtone ed. edition (October 2, 2001)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0684859076
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0684859071
  • Item Weight : 9.5 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.44 inches
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