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M. H. Abrams (1912–2015)

Autor(a) de The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1

96+ Works 12,038 Membros 33 Críticas

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras por M. H. Abrams

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (1962) — Editor — 2,520 exemplares
A Glossary of Literary Terms (1971) 597 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. A (2000) — Editor — 343 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1C (2000) — Editor — 278 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (1962) — Editor — 259 exemplares
English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism (1960) — Editor — 153 exemplares
In search of literary theory (1972) 3 exemplares
Zig-zag Pets (2001) 3 exemplares
Literature and Belief (1965) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume A (2005) — Editor, algumas edições427 exemplares
Shelley's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1977) — Contribuidor — 293 exemplares
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume C (2012) — Editor, algumas edições193 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume E (2012) — Editor, algumas edições180 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume D (2012) — Editor, algumas edições164 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume F (2012) — Editor, algumas edições158 exemplares
Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent (2005) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Abrams, M. H.
Nome legal
Abrams, Meyer Howard
Outros nomes
Abrams, Mike
Data de nascimento
1912-07-23
Data de falecimento
2015-04-21
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Local de falecimento
Ithaca, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA (birth)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Ithaca, New York, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, USA (mostrar todos 7)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Educação
Harvard University (BA | 1934)
Harvard University (MA | 1937)
Harvard University (PhD | 1940)
Magdalen College, University of Cambridge
Ocupações
literary critic
professor
editor
Organizações
Cornell University
Prémios e menções honrosas
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1990)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 2001)
National Humanities Medal (2013)

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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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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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Estatísticas

Obras
96
Also by
8
Membros
12,038
Popularidade
#1,950
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
33
ISBN
155
Línguas
4

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