How, After All, Does One Become A Good Writer? --- DG Interviews Harold Bloom | Numéro Cinq
This is a fascinating and touching interview, which starts with a evocation of the "belatedness" of the Modern, the sense that we have come too late, that the great ones have preceded us. Bloom calls himself a "last stand aesthete," "a solitary and passionate reader," and castigates "the ideology of the camp of resentment, which is against imaginative art," tracing it back not to Marx or Freud but to Plato's argument against Homer.