Recently, I reviewed Harold Bloom's The Anatomy of Influence. I liked it. But what was interesting about it was the account it provided of how Bloom experiences literature. He experiences it differently from the way I do, and probably from the way most other people do. But how he experiences it is interesting, It's a little to hieratic for my taste. For Bloom, literature is a substitute Torah, and he approaches it Taldmudically. Seems to work for him.