Brooks

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United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)

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Call it truth or call it treason, / Farewell the vows that were" expresses succinctly one of the major themes of A Farewell to Arms (2) But linking the deserter Frederic Henry to Housman's "deserter" would not do for Cleanth Brooks, so he turns instead to Housman's "Epitaph oil an Army of Mercenaries" from Last Poems:
Wimsatt and Cleanth Brooks and, more recently, Helen Vendler and Harold Bloom.
She had many literary friends and supporters: Katherine Anne Porter, Cleanth Brooks, and Robert Penn Warren early, and later writers whom she influenced, including Reynolds Price.
Its literature, manners, and aspirations were the subject of Weaver's dissertation, completed under Cleanth Brooks at Louisiana State University, in 1943 but published, in revised form, only in 1968, five years after Weaver's death.
Whereas Anne Bogart thinks of her production of A Midsummer Night's Dream as revolutionary, Director Richard Monette of Canada's Stratford Festival thinks of his production of 1 Henry IV as traditional, as suggested by the interpretations of critics such as Cleanth Brooks and Robert Heilman.
Eliot, Cleanth Brooks, and Wimsatt and Beardsley, all concentrating on the poetic object as a "unique system of internal relations.
Those of us who became students of literature before the hegemony of poststructuralism and the "new historicism" may remember being taught to read poetically by such "new critics" as Cleanth Brooks and Lawrence Perrine; and while we soon learned to sacrifice personal taste to the "business" of scholarship (and even, indeed, to give over all notions of "taste" and of esthetic categories generally), such a collection reminds us to renew our pleasure in reading.
Keats's poem emerges not, as Cleanth Brooks would have it--"a history without footnotes" (52), but rather, it is a poem that "supports the esthetics of Haydon, Hazlitt, and Richard Payne Knight--an esthetics that opposed not only the ideal art of Sir Joshua Reynolds, but the system of patronage that supported the Royal Academy and what Hazlitt called legitimacy" (10).
It may have appeared that the advent of theory had put paid to the dispensation founded by Eliot and sustained by the likes of Leavis, Frye, and Cleanth Brooks, leaving us to wrestle with the quite different problems posed by a postmodern universe.
Name a Hot English department from the early forties, where students could drink in the lectures of Robert Penn Warren, Robert Lowell, and Cleanth Brooks.
Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren's Understanding Poetry was and remains a solid work in promoting the close reading of poetry.
The New Critics embraced a type of formalism in literary study (formalist was a term Cleanth Brooks loved to use to describe his approach to poetry).
Along the way, first-generation figures like John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate, as well as later adherents such as Cleanth Brooks and Flannery O'Connor, exerted a profound influence on American letters.
Many have agreed with Cleanth Brooks that it "has no scholarly value" (94).
of South Carolina, Beaufort) traces the evolution of Warren's criticism and finds differences between Warren and Cleanth Brooks and New Criticism that are ignored in the usual conflation of Warren with New Criticism.