Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Cleanth Brooks letters
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Housed with multiple collections.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
2012MS040: [identification of item], Cleanth Brooks letters, 1939-1947, 1964, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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Cleanth Brooks, Kentucky born author, editor, and teacher, attended Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and Oxford 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 is a proponent of the New Criticism, a modern approach to the study of literature.
The collection consists of Cleanth Brooks letters to Arthur Mizener from 1939 until 1964 which mainly concern the publication of The Southern Review.
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