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M. H. Abrams (1912–2015)

Auteur van The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1

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M. H. Abrams, 1912 - 2015 Meyer Howard Abrams was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on July 23, 1912. He received a B.A. in English from Harvard University in 1934. He won a Henry fellowship to Cambridge University in 1935. He returned to Harvard University, where he received a Masters' degree in toon meer 1937 and a Ph. D. in 1940. He joined the Cornell University faculty in 1945 and taught a popular introductory survey class. While at Cornell in the 1950s, he was asked by publisher W. W. Norton to lead a team of editors compiling excerpts of vital English works. The first edition of the Norton Anthology came out in 1962. Abrams stayed on through seven editions. He was also the author of a popular Glossary of Literary Terms, The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition, Natural Supernaturalism, The Milk of Paradise, and the essay collection The Fourth Dimension of a Poem. In 2014, he received a National Arts Medal for "expanding our perceptions of the Romantic tradition and broadening the study of literature." He died on April 21, 2015 at the age of 102. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


Werken van M. H. Abrams

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (1962) — Redacteur — 2,559 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 7th Edition, Volume 2 (1986) — Redacteur — 931 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors {generic} (1968) — Redacteur — 858 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th Edition, Volume 2 (1993) — Redacteur — 667 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
A Glossary of Literary Terms (1971) 583 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th Edition, Volume 1 (1993) — Redacteur — 427 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. A (2000) — Redacteur — 343 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2 {generic} (1962) — Redacteur — 325 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
A Glossary of Literary Terms, 6th Edition (1992) 314 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1C (2000) — Redacteur — 280 exemplaren
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (1962) — Redacteur — 265 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism (1960) — Redacteur — 152 exemplaren
A Glossary of Literary Terms (2001) 4 exemplaren
In search of literary theory (1972) 3 exemplaren
Literature and Belief (1965) 2 exemplaren

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Shelley's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1977) — Medewerker — 293 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Medewerker — 200 exemplaren
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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Abrams, M. H.
Officiƫle naam
Abrams, Meyer Howard
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Abrams, Mike
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Ithaca, New York, USA
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA (birth)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Ithaca, New York, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, USA (toon alle 7)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Harvard University (BA | 1934)
Harvard University (MA | 1937)
Harvard University (PhD | 1940)
Magdalen College, University of Cambridge
literary critic
Cornell University
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1990)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 2001)
National Humanities Medal (2013)
Korte biografie
Abrams was born in a Jewish family in Long Branch, New Jersey. The son of a house painter and the first in his family to go to college, he entered Harvard University as an undergraduate in 1930. He went into English because, he says, "there weren't jobs in any other profession, so I thought I might as well enjoy starving, instead of starving while doing something I didn't enjoy." After earning his baccalaureate in 1934, Abrams won a Henry fellowship to the University of Cambridge, where his tutor was I.A. Richards. He returned to Harvard for graduate school in 1935 and received his Masters' degree in 1937 and his PhD in 1940. During World War II, he served at the Psycho-Acoustics Laboratory at Harvard. Abrams wrote his first book, The Milk of Paradise: The Effects of Opium Visions on the Works of De Quincey, Crabbe, Francis Thompson, and Coleridge (1934), while an undergraduate. With his second work, The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition (1953), an expanded version of his Ph.D. dissertation, he joined the front rank of Romantic-literature scholars. In 1945 Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. As of March 4th, 2008, he was Class of 1916 Professor of English Emeritus there.



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The Wanderer
Caedmon's Hymn
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
King Lear

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When I was studying English for undergrad, I had to purchase an excessive number of copies of literature textbooks and anthologies. This was one of them, which will most likely never be used again, but considering it cost me as much as it did, it'll stick around for a bit longer.
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