At a glance:
- Author: Peter Brier
- First Published: 1994
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction
- Subjects: Philosophy or philosophers, Racism, Sexism, Literature, Midwest, Historians, Death or dying, Colleges or universities, Humanism, Social sciences
Howard Mumford Jones had a distinguished career as a historian and critic of American arts and society. At home in several literatures, he stressed transnational literary relations not only between the United States and the Atlantic community but also between the United States, Latin America, and Asia. He made himself an immensely erudite comparativist, on a level with such great European-born scholars as Erich Auerbach, Werner Jaeger, Leo Spitzer, and René Wellek. Like his colleague at the Johns Hopkins University, Arthur Lovejoy, Jones wrote seminal essays showing the impact of...
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