March 26, 2014

Harold Bloom: “Emerson Speaks to Me”

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s immortality in American poetry and prose has never been in doubt. In his philosophy of self reliance, the “American Plato,” it is said, invented the American mind,...| More
November 10, 2011

Harold Bloom’s Moby-Dick

Harold Bloom is giving us a one-man performance of a one-act play. He invited us months ago to his class at Yale on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and finally here it...| More
July 5, 2011

Harold Bloom: On the Playing Field of...

Harold Bloom, in conversation about his famous Anxiety of Influence, slips so comfortably into baseball and jazz metaphors (“tropes,” in the lingo) that I’m wondering if it’s time for the...| More
December 30, 2007

At Home with Harold Bloom: (3) The...

Not the least of Harold Bloom's many charms for me is that he bridges poetry and jazz, to which our conversation turns. Bloom combines ardent fan-hood and that incomparable gift...| More
December 28, 2007

At Home with Harold Bloom: (2) on...

By his own account, Harold Bloom has lost a step or two at age 77, after major heart surgery. His reading rate is not what it used to be, he...| More
December 25, 2007

At Home with Harold Bloom: (1) on...

Professor Bloom asked me to ask him about what is coming to feel like an "obsession" with Walt Whitman. I asked him also to cross over into music, politics and...| More
August 3, 2007

The Harold Bloom Tapes (Part 1)

In the summer of 2003, around the bicentennial of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth, I spent an afternoon with the Sage of New Haven, Professor Harold Bloom of Yale, in conversation...| More
August 3, 2007

The Harold Bloom Tapes (Part 2)

In the summer of 2003, around the bicentennial of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth, I spent an afternoon with the Sage of New Haven, Professor Harold Bloom of Yale, in conversation...| More
August 3, 2007

The Harold Bloom Tapes (Part 3)

In the summer of 2003, around the bicentennial of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth, I spent an afternoon with the Sage of New Haven, Professor Harold Bloom of Yale, in conversation...| More
October 11, 2005

Harold Bloom: Jesus and Yahweh

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) [Sue Mingus] Help us out, seriously. In the light of President Bush’s conversations with God about the Middle East, these may...| More
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