Literary critic Harold Bloom passed away at the age of 89 two days ago; here’s an illuminating interview with Bloom from 2005.
“I’ve been beaten. I know what that’s like. They say, who has been a nail, can learn to be a hammer.”
Is it all, from here on out, to be about Daenerys v. John Snow for the Iron Throne?
Some pithy quotes to keep in mind for the New Year.
Shtisel offers a humane glimpse into the lives of people who would normally be shrouded from me by all sorts of religious and political barriers.
It’s as if critics of silent films were barred from discussing talkies, or devotees of black and white were banned from discussing color.
Now George Soros is mostly known as favored target of the right, more onerous to it, it seems, than even — Lock Her Up! — Hillary Clinton.
I say we need this book now, but the truth is we needed it even more a while ago.
Roseanne Barr recently apologized to billionaire Holocaust survivor George Soros for claiming he collaborated with the Nazis.
There’s something Shakespearian about the grasp of Philip Roth’s fiction.