Yvor Winters

Yvor Winters, 1900–1968, American poet and critic, b. Chicago, educated at the Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Colorado (M.A., 1925), and Stanford (Ph.D., 1934). From 1928 until his death he was a member of the English department of Stanford. His controversial criticism was based on the thesis that a work of art should be "an act of moral judgment." In Defense of Reason (1947), his major critical work, is a collection of three earlier studies—Primitivism and Decadence (1937), Maule's Curse (1938), and The Anatomy of Nonsense (1943). His poetry, ranging in mood from the austere to the lyrical, appears in Collected Poems (1952) and The Early Poems of Yvor Winters (1966).

See his Forms of Discovery: Critical and Historical Essays on the Forms of the Short Poem in English (1967) and The Uncollected Essays and Reviews of Yvor Winters (1973).

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Yvor Winters: Selected full-text books and articles

Collected Poems By Yvor Winters A. Swallow, 1952
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Two Ways out of Whitman By Doreen Davie; Donald Davie Carcanet, 2000
Allusion to the Poets By Christopher Ricks Oxford University Press, 2002
The Fascination of the Abomination Poems, Stories, and Essays By Reed Whittemore Books for Libraries Press, 1963
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Representing the Limits of Judgment: Yvor Winters, Emily Dickinson, and Religious Experience By Wilson, James Matthew Christianity and Literature, Vol. 56, No. 3, Spring 2007
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Winters's Curse By Kirsch, Adam New Criterion, Vol. 21, No. 8, April 2003
In Defense of Reason By Yvor Winters Ohio University Press, 1987
The Anatomy of Nonsense By Yvor Winters New Directions, 1943
The Poetry of W.B. Yeats By Yvor Winters Alan Swallow, 1960
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Edwin Arlington Robinson By Yvor Winters New Directions Books, 1946
Sound & Sensibility By Yezzi, David New Criterion, Vol. 32, No. 8, April 2014
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