Joseph Warren Beach


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(1880–1957), professor of English at the University of Minnesota and literary critic, whose works include The Comic Spirit in George Meredith (1911), The Method of Henry James (1918; enlarged and revised, 1954), The Technique of Thomas Hardy (1922), The Twentieth-Century Novel (1932), American Fiction 1920–1940 (1941), A Romantic View of Poetry (1944), The Making of the Auden Canon (1957), and Obsessive Images: Symbolism in the Poetry of the 1930's and 1940's (1960). Beginning with Plato (1944) and Involuntary Witness (1950) are books of poems.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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