Allan Bloom

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General Information

Name: Allan Bloom

Pen Name: None

Born: September 14, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Died: October 7, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

At the age of 16 Allan and his family moved to Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allan Bloom was a lecturer in Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago from 1955-1960. In 1979 he returned to the University of Chicago as professor of philosophy and political science with the Committee on Social Thought and the College until 1992.

Published Works

  • Shakespeare`s Politics, Basic Books, 1964
  • The Closing of the American Mind, How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today`s Students, Simon & Schuster, 1987
  • Giants and Dwarfs, Essays 1960-1990, Simon & Schuster, 1990
  • Love and Friendship, Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • Shakespeare on Love and Friendship, University of Chicago, 2000

Titles at Your Library

Shakespeare's Politics

ISBN: 0226060411
Release Date: 1996-12-01

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Shakespeare on Love and Friendship

ISBN: 0226060454
Release Date: 2000-06-07

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Literary Awards

Prix Jean-Jacques Rousseau from City of Geneva, 1987, for The Closing of the American Mind.

External Links

Allan Bloom on WorldCat


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