From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL
Bloom has always made a point of setting himself explicitly against
As a graduate student at Yale in the 1950s, he says he rejected the then
prevailing New Critical / Eliot paradigm. He was one of those who
interest in Milton and Romantic poetry after Eliot's denuciations had
both a bad name. And Bloom has repeatedly declared that he thought
Yeats and Stevens far more important than Eliot.
That's really amusing, esp. coming from one of the
true heavy weights of modern criticism.
(I would have to go and say that, wouldn't I?)