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Brooks, Cleanth

Syllabification: Brooks, Cleanth
Pronunciation: /bro͝oks

Definition of Brooks, Cleanth in English:

( 1906–94), US teacher and critic. A leading proponent of the New Criticism movement, he edited The Southern Review 1935–42 and taught at Yale University 1947–75. Notable works: Modern Poetry and Tradition (1939) and The Well-Wrought Urn (1947).

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