Bloom must surely be the most solipsistic critic on record. Harold is, indeed, a world unto himself.And this: "Bloom, it seems, talks only to himself..." And also this: "Harold fills up everything with Harold..." And the final twist of the critical scalpel:
And as he piles up book on book, it’s only getting worse.
Harold Bloom is fond of inveighing against the vulgarity of American culture, but by setting himself up as a kind of literary shaman, he has done his part to vulgarize it.Oy...
Here's Bloom, interviewed last spring: