Understanding Poetry by Cleanth Brooks & Robert Penn Warren
Understanding Poetry was an influential American college textbook and poetry anthology by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, first published in 1938. The book influenced New Criticism and went through its fourth edition in 1976. The textbook "widely influenced ... the study of poetry at the college level in America."
The 230th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)