Harold Bloom

Muggle: Harold Bloom Muggle CV: Yale professor, vocal and prolific literary and cultural critic, author of the book, “How to Read and Why.” Mugglish Complaint: “Harry Potter” is derivative, poorly written, and will lead to more Stephen King readers. Quote: “…I feel a discomfort with the Harry Potter mania, and I hope that my discontent is not merely a highbrow snobbery, or a nostalgia for a more literate fantasy to beguile (shall we say) intelligent children of all ages. Can more than 35 million book buyers, and their offspring, be wrong? Yes, they have been, and will continue to be for as long as they persevere with Potter.” The Wall Street Journal
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