Understanding Poetry by Robert Penn Warren, Cleanth Brooks

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 497th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Understanding Poetry, Complete Edition Paperback 4677584 $32.95
Understanding Poetry Hardcover 782706 $4.98
Understanding Poetry: an Anthology for College Students Paperback 6859819 $5.00
Understanding Poetry Paperback 651089 $125.00 $28.91 1976
By Cleanth Brooks - Understanding Poetry: 4th (fourth) Edition Paperback 1903972 $59.30 $6.31 1977
Understanding Poetry: Third Edition Hardcover 423577 $22.49