Like Lacan and Vico, Bloom and Johnstone are a perfect "theory-practice couple"

bloom & johnstone


Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, there was never any real romance between the famous Yale literary critic Harold Bloom and the Penn State idealist philosopher/teacher, Henry W. Johnstone, Jr. Yet, their "systems" — one of critical belatedness, the other of travel — seem strangely fated to merge and, in so doing, refresh the idea of travel as a form of kenosis — knowing without knowing.