Meyer Abrams

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.


2 thoughts on “Meyer Abrams

  1. 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.

    1. 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…!

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