He “lived and breathed literature”—Library of America remembers Harold Bloom, 1930–2019
We loved Ocean Vuong's remarks on Herman Melville's masterpiece, via @lithub: "A book that simply refuses to compromise. . . MOBY-DICK forges the allegory of the hunt as a doomed American quest for self-knowledge."
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