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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Allan Bloom  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: September 14, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana


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.

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