Quite simply, the best cultural review in the world
Lane Cooper’s lessons
Lane Cooper's insight into literature is both powerful and enduring.
was right!Support The
Lane Cooper has long been an important figure in my life, even though I never met this Cornell University English professor, who died in 1959 at the age of 84. Today, if Cooper is remembered at all, it is probably for his amplified English versions of Aristotle’s Poetics and Rhetoric—both still commonly met with in used book stores. But to me he represents the kind of humanistic scholar and teacher that I’ve always admired and once aspired to become.
Most of Cooper’s books are devoted to encouraging students to make the classics a central part of their intellectual l ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 32 February 2014, on page 14
Copyright © 2015 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Lane-Cooper-s-lessons-7811
E-mail to friend
A deeper look into In a Station of the Metro reveals much about Pound's development as a poet.
by David Yezzi
Poets, like journalists, historians, are after the truth. But what kind of truth, exactly, do we find in poetry?
by Paul Dean
On Cambridge University Press's seven-volume collection of Ben Jonson's works.
April 29 2015
Edmund Burke Award Gala
The Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"