Aspects of American Poetry: Essays Presented to Howard Mumfrod Jones

Aspects of American Poetry: Essays Presented to Howard Mumfrod Jones

Aspects of American Poetry: Essays Presented to Howard Mumfrod Jones

Aspects of American Poetry: Essays Presented to Howard Mumfrod Jones

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The essays in this volume are assembled for presentation to a great scholar and teacher. The work of Howard Mumford Jones, during forty-three years of university teaching, has been distinguished for its competence and its catholicity of interest. From the year 1919, when he began teaching comparative literature at the University of Texas, to the day of his retirement in 1962 from Harvard University as Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities, his scholarship has ranged from the history of ideas in British, French, and American literature through studies of seventeenth-century American history, Restoration drama, Victorian fiction, twentieth-century prose and poetry to a growing body of essays and books on the theory of education and the place of the humanities in our world. The size and scope of his bibliography, printed at the back of this book, at-

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