|Born||October 16, 1906|
Murray, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||May 10, 1994(aged 87)|
Exeter College, Oxford
|Occupation||Literary critic, academic|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Amy Blanchord|
He wrote Understanding Poetry in 1938 with poet Robert Penn Warren. This helped to begin a way of looking at literature that is called "The New Criticism." He taught at Yale University from 1946 until 1975.
Books[change | change source]
- 1936. An Approach to Literature
- 1938. Understanding Poetry
- 1939. Modern Poetry and the Tradition
- 1943. Understanding Fiction
- 1947. The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry
- 1957. Literary Criticism: A Short History
- 1963. William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country
- 1964. The Hidden God: Studies in Hemingway, Faulkner, Yeats, Eliot, and Warren
- 1971. A Shaping Joy: Studies in the Writer's Craft
- 1973. American Literature: The Makers and the Making
- 1978. William Faulkner: Toward Yoknapatawpha and Beyond
- 1983. William Faulkner: First Encounters
- 1985. The Language of the American South
- 1991. Historical Evidence and the Reading of Seventeenth-Century Poetry
References[change | change source]
- Mitgang, Herbert (1994-05-12). "Cleanth Brooks, Yale Professor And Prominent New Critic, 87". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-03-25.