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George Edward Woodberry
(12 May, 1855 - 1930) U.S.A.

George Edward Woodberry

Poet, critic, and teacher


Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, he graduated at Harvard, in 1877. He was professor of English at the University of Nebraska (1880-82) and at Columbia (1891-1904). Typical of his work as a minor poet is The Ideal Passion: Sonnets (1917). Besides much literary criticism, he wrote scholarly biographies of Poe and Hawthorne.

He was connected editorially with the "Nation," in 1878-'9, and is the author of a History of Wood-Engraving (1883) ; The North Shore Watch, a Threnody (1883); and Life of Edgar Allan Poe, in the "American Men of Letters" series (1885).


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