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Harold Bloom's 'The American Literary Canon'

The authors included in Harold Bloom's The American Literary Canon conform to a singular American aesthetic that, in Bloom's world, makes them superior to the spectrum of the American experience.

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Airplane Books, Junk Literature, and the Western Canon: All Novels Are Lies, Some Lies Are Better

Reading deeply and widely at the very least makes us less dull and more patient, and it happens to be the only way to make informed, qualitative judgments within and across genres.

Kelly Roberts
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Harold Bloom and Hardcore

Hardcore punk has sought to reject inevitable impact of influence, regarding it as sellout conformity. But anxiety over influence conforms with a longstanding poetic tradition of rejecting artistic heritage.

Kenneth Smallwood

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