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Cleanth Brooks

The serious writer of today lives in a very much secularized world, a world of measurable objects, a world of space and time considerations, a world that must be studied not only rationally, but scientifically. Now, this...
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Though he came out of the Southern Agrarian school, Cleanth Brooks (1906-1994) is now mostly remembered as the father of the literary "New Criticism." Brooks studied at Vanderbilt, Tulane, and Oxford (at the latter, with...