I’ve gotten rid of my Meyer Abrams books because they are just too tattered but The Mirror and the Lamp is very important to read if you work on modern poetry. I want to read it again in a clean copy one day, in a good library or a nice café, with the sun shining.
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It was transformative back when I read it in grad school, and I still think about its basic premises, though lit crit isn’t there any more.
I just discovered he died in 2015 at the age of 102! He was married 71 years (1937-2008, when his wife died) and he produced a generation of major critics. What a great life…!