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Cleanth Brooks

Cleanth BrooksBorn: 16-Oct-1906
Birthplace: Murray, KY
Died: 10-May-1994
Location of death: New Haven, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Well Wrought Urn

Father: Cleanth Brooks, Sr. (Methodist minister)
Mother: Bessie Lee Witherspoon
Wife: Edith Amy Blanchord (m. 1934)

    High School: McTyeire School
    University: BA, Vanderbilt University (1928)
    University: Tulane University
    University: Exeter College, Oxford University
    Professor: Louisiana State University (1932-47)
    Professor: Yale University (1947-75)

    Southern Review Co-Editor (1935-42)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Philosophical Society
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Understanding Poetry (1938, textbook, with Robert Penn Warren)
Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939, criticism)
Understanding Fiction (1943, textbook, with Robert Penn Warren)
Understanding Drama (1945, textbook, with Robert Heilman)
The Well Wrought Urn (1947, criticism)
Literary Criticism: A Short History (1957, with William K. Wimsatt)
William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country (1963)
The Hidden God: Studies in Hemingway, Faulkner, Yeats, Eliot, and Warren (1963)
A Shaping Joy: Studies in the Writer’s Craft (1972)
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (1973)
William Faulkner: Toward Yoknapatawpha and Beyond (1978)
William Faulkner: First Encounters (1983)
The Language of the American South (1985)
Firm Beliefs of William Faulkner (1987)
Historical Evidence and the Reading of Seventeenth Century Poetry (1991)
Community, Religion, and Literature: Essays (1995)

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