Howard Mumford Jones


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(1892–1980), professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas (1919–25), of English at North Carolina (1925–30), Michigan (1930–36), and Harvard (1936–60), and of humanities at Harvard (1960–62), author of more than 20 books, including poetry and plays. Among his best-known works are America and French Culture, 1750–1848 (1927); The Life of Moses Coit Tyler (1933); The Harp That Once (1937), a life of Tom Moore; The Theory of American Literature (1948); One Great Society: Humane Learning in the United States (1959); O Strange New World (1964, Pulitzer Prize), a study of the formative years of American culture from the 15th to the 19th century; and Revolution and Romanticism (1974).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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