This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Samir, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 (part of Fall 2014)

category: Education

clue: He fires at the idea that Western literature isn't aesthetically better than global literature, or women's literature.

explanation: Bloom was a professor and critic famous for his defense of the Western canon in literature against arguments that it should be more inclusive of women and non-Western authors. The word "fires" was a playful reference to the canon. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein


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