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From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL

Bloom has always made a point of setting himself explicitly against
Eliot.
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
revived
interest in Milton and Romantic poetry after Eliot's denuciations had
given
both a bad name. And Bloom has repeatedly declared that he thought
Hardy,
Yeats and Stevens far more important than Eliot.
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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?)

Cheers,
Peter