About M. H. Abrams

M. H. Abrams
Meyer Howard "Mike" Abrams, usually cited as M. H. Abrams, was an American literary critic, known for works on romanticism, in particular his book 'The Mirror and the Lamp'. Under Abrams' editorship, the 'Norton Anthology of English Literature' became the standard text for undergraduate survey courses across the U.S. and a major trendsetter in... Wikipedia
July 23, 1912, Long Branch, New Jersey
April 21, 2015, Ithaca, New York, US

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M. H. Abrams Quotes

Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
When something startlingly new comes up, young people, especially, seize it. You can't complain about that.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
All students are capable of growth.
"An Interview with M. H. Abrams" by Sharon Hamilton (March 10, 2007)