“I find Harold Bloom’s dedication to literature really inspiring, and I often use him as a sort of baseline guide of what I should familiarize myself with. But to his mind, reading and appreciating literature is kind of a sour, humorless cross to bear, and I just think that’s silly. I think it’s the very last thing books need in this culture, really.”
The Rumpus Interview With Kevin Smokler, author of Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School.