Charles Townsend Copeland


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(1860–1952), born in Maine, after graduation from Harvard (1882) became a professor of English literature there (1893) and influenced many later authors, including Cowley, John Reed, Dos Passos, and Hillyer. His wit and his beautiful reading voice charmed generations of students. He edited an anthology, The Copeland Reader (1926), and other works. His biography, Copey of Harvard (1960), was written by a former student, J. Donald Adams, with recollections from other students.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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