MH Abrams, Norton anthology founder, influential critic, dead at age 102 | Books | The Guardian

MH Abrams, an esteemed critic and teacher who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.

Abrams’ death was confirmed on Wednesday by the president of Cornell University, David J Skorton, who declined to give

The cover of the eighth edition

The cover of the eighth edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

details. According to the website of the Ithaca university, where he was a longtime member of the English department, Abrams died on Tuesday at the retirement community Kendal at Ithaca. No cause of death was given.

via MH Abrams, Norton anthology founder, influential critic, dead at age 102 | Books | The Guardian.

 

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