> Interesting point. Perhaps the issue is whether or not Bloom has attained
some level of popular or
> celebrity status outside university English departments?
He is certainly well-known outside English - most people in literature
departments (any language) have at least heard of him.
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Thus, the general reader, who would never be expected to peruse his books,
may now be aware of some new level of general interest in literature.
> This issue came up on Friday's broadcast of the WSJ Editorial Board on
CNBC: Is Ambrose, recently deceased, less of a historian because he is more
"popular" than "academic?"
> Eugene Schlanger