Cleanth Brooks letters

Abstract

The Cleanth Brooks letters (dated 1939-1947, 1964; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of Brooks' letters to Arthur Mizener concerning the publication of the literary journal The Southern Review.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cleanth Brooks letters
Date
1939-1947, 1964 (inclusive)
Creator
Brooks, Cleanth
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Publishers and publishing -- United States.
Letters.
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012ms040: [identification of item], Cleanth Brooks letters, 1939-1947, 1964, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cleanth Brooks (1906-1994), Kentucky-born author, English professor, Faulkner scholar, and a founder of New Criticism, was born in Murray, Kentucky. He attended Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar (1929-1932). Brooks is noted primarily for his work as a literary critic and is considered an authority on the work of William Faulkner. The founder and editor of The Southern Review, Brooks has collaborated with Robert Penn Warren on several publications. Along with Warren, Brooks was a proponent of the "New Criticism", a modern approach to the study of literature. His works include American Literature: The Makers and the Making (with Robert Penn Warren and R. W. B. Lewis) (1973), The Hidden God (1963), Literary Criticism (with William K. Wimsatt) (1957), Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939), A Shaping Joy (1971), Understanding Fiction (with Warren) (1943), Understanding Poetry (with Warren) (1938), The Well Wrought Urn (1947), and four books on Faulkner.
Scope and Content
The Cleanth Brooks letters (dated 1939-1947, 1964; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of Brooks' letters to Arthur Mizener concerning the publication of the literary journal The Southern Review.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Cleanth Brooks letters to Arthur Mizener, 1939-1947, 1964

  • Box 1, folder 1
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