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Priest Of The Printed Page: Harold Bloom’s Lifelong Quest For Literary Excellence

Few have had a larger place in American literary criticism than Harold Bloom, a best-selling author, longtime Yale professor, and staunch supporter of the Western canon—the body of great works that represents the triumphant best of western culture. Born in 1930, Bloom was educated at Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Cornell University…

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Mark Rothko Learns To Paint Outside The Box At Yale

Born in the Russian Empire in 1903, Mark Rothko would not only become one of America’s most celebrated abstract painters, but also a preeminent figure in 20th century art. Although Rothko did not personally subscribe to any one school, he is best known for the color field paintings he produced from 1949 to 1970…

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Esteemed Indian Economist Urjit Patel Claims Prestigious Yale Alumni Award

Renowned Indian economist Urjit Patel is widely credited with helping to arrest the rupee’s decline against the USD while also promoting financial stability in India. Born in 1963, Patel received a top education at schools in London and the U.S. before joining the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1990, where he worked on the U.S., India, Bahamas, and Myanmar desks for several years…

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