From: Rickard A. Parker
... Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, and Ralph Waldo Emerson are the
heroes; T. S. Eliot - who does make the list - heads the roster of
authors with whom Bloom is out of sympathy, a roster of refuses that
also includes Edith Wharton and Fyodor Dostoevsky, who nonetheless
make the list, and George Bernard Shaw and Vladimir Nabokov, who are
Ah Bloomie baby. The Bloom is off the rose.
He is of the generation who had their minds blown
by a whole new approach with which they could not
cope. The standard expository mind flops again.