R. P. Blackmur


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American poet and critic, associated for many years with Princeton, where he was professor from 1948 to 1965. His critical works, which include The Expense of Greatness (1940), Language as Gesture (1952), and The Lion and the Honeycomb (1955), link him with the New Criticism; he was one of the early champions of the art of W. Stevens.

Subjects: Literature.

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