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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 13:58:43 -0800
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: (urth) Harold Bloom's tastes

Marc Aramini wrote:
>If Bloom praises Crowley
>and David Lindsay so highly, I can only imagine he would not dismiss Wolfe
>of hand if he read his work (as he dismisses, say, Dorris Lessing).  Alga,
>didn't you have some vague connection with Bloom at one time? (sorry if I
>misremembered that).  Foist Wolfe on him.

My strong impression is that Bloom enjoys Lindsay and Crowley so very much
because their work (well . . . A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS, let us say, since I've
never seen Bloom mention any other Lindsay but I would bet that he has read
at least a few others, if not all of them) is so unambiguously Gnostic.

As such, he would probably not like Gene Wolfe's fiction, even ambiguously
semi-Gnostic works such as TBOTNS.


Sirius Fiction
booklets on Gene Wolfe, John Crowley


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