Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare and his tastes

Another lover of William Shakespeare like Kurosawa and Carmelo Bene is Harold Bloom, but this is a literary critic and I would call Shakespeare’s fanatic perhaps to the point of losing objectivity.
We treat him above all for his originality as a writer and a rare and truly popular fame as a critic (a Bukowski in poetry, of criticism). Its symbolism, which refers to the Jewish Kabbalah, departs from it, however, as I said, from the relative objectivity that literary critics usually have.

Harold Bloom in his book The Western Canon and The Genius speaks of the Western Canon and renews it with many new names, starting from his personal tastes. He introduces Shakespeare as the father of authors even far from the English playwright, bestowing on him his love as a disinterested reader and his unequivocal skill. Although Carmelo Bene at Shakespeare put Marlowe, the other Elizabethan playwright, ahead of him as a genius. (Bloom even compares Shakespeare to Homer which is perhaps risky but testifies to his love for Shakespeare).


However, Bloom’s popularity excuses him from this too, making us understand that he is especially appreciated for his sharp style and analysis, which makes him, in some way, a writer.

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