How to Read and Why

Who is Harold Bloom from How to Read and Why and what is their importance?

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Harold Bloom is a professor of literature at Yale University, and an esteemed literary critic. He began his career with "The Anxiety of Influence" in 1972, and his books have explicated the experience of creativity and the relationship between artists throughout western history. Bloom has entered into the controversy about the value of literature and the political uses of imaginative work, but in "How to Read and Why", he leaves politics aside, and celebrates the pleasures and difficult pleasures of reading.