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Harold Bloom Gossip

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GQ claimed that Bloom had "unusually close friendships with certain handpicked protégés"—usually female. The implications are pretty obvious. (Source.)

In 1979, Bloom hammered out a fantasy novel called The Flight to Lucifer. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried. (Source.)

After the work he did for the Chelsea House—editing a massive tome on basically every Western book ever written—he was called a "fabulous moneymaker." Also of note: that's the first time anyone's ever called an academic a moneymaker. (Source.)

Harold Bloom loved him some Sophia Loren. Sadly for him, they never met. (Source.)

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