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M. H. Abrams (1912–2015)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (1962) — Redaktør — 2,508 eksemplarer
A Glossary of Literary Terms (1971) 591 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. A (2000) — Redaktør — 344 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2 {generic} (1962) — Redaktør — 322 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1C (2000) — Redaktør — 278 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (1962) — Redaktør — 257 eksemplarer
English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism (1960) — Redaktør — 153 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 1 — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
Zig-zag Pets (2001) 3 eksemplarer
In search of literary theory (1972) 3 eksemplarer
Literature and Belief (1965) 2 eksemplarer

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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume A (2005) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver423 eksemplarer
Shelley's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1977) — Bidragyder — 293 eksemplarer
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume C (2012) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver190 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume E (2012) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver176 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume D (2012) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver160 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th Edition, Volume F (2012) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver155 eksemplarer
Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent (2005) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Abrams, M. H.
Juridisk navn
Abrams, Meyer Howard
Andre navne
Abrams, Mike
Fødselsdato
1912-07-23
Dødsdag
2015-04-21
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Dødssted
Ithaca, New York, USA
Bopæl
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA (birth)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Ithaca, New York, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, USA (vis alle 7)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Uddannelse
Harvard University (BA | 1934)
Harvard University (MA | 1937)
Harvard University (PhD | 1940)
Magdalen College, University of Cambridge
Erhverv
literary critic
professor
editor
Organisationer
Cornell University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1990)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 2001)
National Humanities Medal (2013)
Kort biografi
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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