Was Harold Bloom a sexual predator?

A superstar author had “vices”

Jonathan Poletti
Sex Stories
Published in
7 min readApr 11, 2024

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He was a superstar of academic literary criticism. Looking like an eccentric genius, he spoke the language of poets, and knew every “great” book ever written.

That was his act, at least. In 1955, Harold Bloom became a member of Yale University’s English Department, as he remained to his death in 2019. He was a profound and powerful teacher of a deeper kind of reading.

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