Lascelles Abercrombie Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Cooper, Jeffrey. A Bibliography and Notes on the Works of Lascelles Abercrombie. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1969, 166 p.

Primary and secondary bibliography of Abercrombie's works; includes illustrations and an appendix of Abercrombie's radio broadcasts.


Fisher, Esther Safer. “Lascelles Abercrombie: A Biographical Essay.” English Literature in Transition (1880-1920) 25, no. 1 (1982): 28-49.

Biographical reappraisal of Abercrombie's life and works.


Fisher, Esther Safer. “The Pound/Abercrombie Feud.” Four Decades of Poetry 1890-1930 1, no. 1 (January 1976): 66-9.

Discusses some of the errors and misconceptions about the Ezra Pound and Abercrombie feud.

Leishman, J. B. Review of The Poet Wordsworth, by Helen Darbishire, and The Art of Wordsworth, by Lascelles Abercrombie. Review of English Studies 4 (1953): 293-95.

Notes that The Poet Wordsworth and The Art of Wordsworth complement one another, and finds these works to be equally illuminating on their subject.

Stenberg, Theodore. “Abercrombie's View of Poetry.” Sewanee Review 37, no. 1 (January 1929): 108-14.

Presents an overview of Abercrombie's theory of poetry based on the writer's critical works on the subject.

Williams, Charles. “Lascelles Abercrombie.” In Poetry at Present, pp. 149-61. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930.

Suggests reasons why Abercrombie's poetry succeeds despite its apparent lack of existential or metaphysical focus.

Additional coverage of Abercrombie's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 112; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 19; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to English Literature, Ed. 2.