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Cleanth Brooks papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
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Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Cleanth Brooks papers, 1954-1966, 1M62M67, 1M64M104, 1M64M106, 1M87M37, AAP8489LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
2 cubic ft.
Literary critic, author. Cleanth Brooks was born in Murray, Kentucky and educated at Vanderbilt University, Tulane University and at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar (1929-1932). A teacher, editor and author, Brooks is noted primarily for his work as a literary critic. The founder and editor of THE SOUTHERN REVIEW, Brooks has collaborated with Robert Penn Warren on several publications. Along with Warren, Brooks is a proponent of the "New Criticism," a modern approach to the study of literature. Brooks is considered an authority on the work of William Faulkner.
Materials related to AN APPROACH TO LITERATURE by Cleanth Brooks, John T. Purser and Robert Penn Warren, has been moved to the Robert Penn Warren papers (1M78M19).
These are lectures, manuscripts, drafts and reviews by literary critic Cleanth Brooks. Included are working drafts of both published and unpublished essays and lectures on such noted literary figures as W. H. Auden, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, A. E. Housman, Thomas Percy, Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, Robert Penn Warren, and William Butler Yeats. There are also lectures on art and poetry.