Obsessive Images

Symbolism in Poetry of the 1930s and 1940s


Joseph Warren Beach
William Van O’Connor, editor

Joseph Warren Beach was for many years a professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He died in 1957. He wrote in many fields and was particularly distinguished for his criticism of the novel, his poetry, and his poetry criticism. Among his books are The Making of the Auden Cannon, Beginning with Plato (a volume of poems), The Twentieth-Century Novel, and American Fiction 1920-1940.

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