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M. H. Abrams (1912–2015)

Autor/a de 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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

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Obres de M. H. Abrams

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (1962) — Editor — 2,504 exemplars
A Glossary of Literary Terms (1971) 590 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. A (2000) — Editor — 344 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1C (2000) — Editor — 278 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (1962) — Editor — 257 exemplars
English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism (1960) — Editor — 152 exemplars
Zig-zag Pets (2001) 3 exemplars
In search of literary theory (1972) 3 exemplars
Literature and Belief (1965) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume A (2005) — Editor, algunes edicions422 exemplars
Shelley's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1977) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume C (2012) — Editor, algunes edicions190 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume E (2012) — Editor, algunes edicions174 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume D (2012) — Editor, algunes edicions160 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume F (2012) — Editor, algunes edicions153 exemplars
Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent (2005) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Abrams, M. H.
Nom oficial
Abrams, Meyer Howard
Altres noms
Abrams, Mike
Data de naixement
1912-07-23
Data de defunció
2015-04-21
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Lloc de defunció
Ithaca, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA (birth)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Ithaca, New York, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, USA (mostra-les totes 7)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Educació
Harvard University (BA | 1934)
Harvard University (MA | 1937)
Harvard University (PhD | 1940)
Magdalen College, University of Cambridge
Professions
literary critic
professor
editor
Organitzacions
Cornell University
Premis i honors
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1990)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 2001)
National Humanities Medal (2013)
Biografia breu
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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Read from this anthology:
The Wanderer
Caedmon's Hymn
Beowulf
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
King Lear

 
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The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Vol 1 (2003)
 
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arosoff | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 10, 2021 |
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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Membres
11,975
Popularitat
#1,957
Valoració
4.1
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33
ISBN
155
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4

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