"Literature for me is not merely the best part of life; it is itself the form of life, which has no other form."
--Harold Bloom, The Anatomy of Influence.
On the closing day of the PEN World Voices Festival, HAROLD BLOOM, the Yale University’s Sterling Professor the Humanities, will join Paul Holdengraber for a discussion LIVE from the NYPL. Now in his eighth decade, Bloom will reflect back on his life-long love affair with literature. In a far-ranging conversation, Bloom with revisit his classic work of literary criticism The Anxiety of Influence. Bloom will also discuss Till I End My Song, his recently published gathering of last poems, and his career-spanning "critical self-portrait" The Anatomy of Influence.
The Seventh Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature: April 25 to May 1, 2011
More than 100 writers from 40 nations convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the writer’s voice as a bold and vital element of public discourse. Dare to view the world from a fresh perspective at stages across the city, including the festival’s hubs -- The Standard, New York and the High Line. The program features panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, readings, performances, and much more. www.pen.org/festival