His honors include the Albert Schweitzer Award from the Animal Welfare Institute and the Joseph Wood Krutch
medal from the Humane Society of the United States.
For example, Joseph Wood Krutch
comments, "Each of [George Kelly's] most striking heroine-victims is understood with a cruel clarity, but none is pardoned and none, be it noted also, is reformed and then rewarded" (65).
The critic Joseph Wood Krutch
said Hedda is one of the first fully developed neurotic heroines of literature.
With the wit that spices everything he writes, Joseph Wood Krutch
says in The Twelve Seasons that "the most serious charge that can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
As an example of the later writers, Joseph Wood Krutch
writes in "God's Hand in the Sky:" ""If what I find in the desert is no example to be imitated, it suggests a metaphor .
Without naming British sources, such as an educated Briton can be expected to command, and what with my interest in the humanities governing my choices, I list incompletely and at random Justice Hand, Anatole France, Aretino, Thomas Paine, Tertullian, Pompidou, Aijaz Ahmad, Tzvetan Todorov, Ovid, Seneca, Eliphas Levi, Robert Mapplethorpe, Star Trek, Adorno, Quentin Tarantino, the Panchatantra, Joseph Wood Krutch
, Max Lerner, Gide, Ben Franklin, Aesop, Victor Hugo, Remy de Gourmont, Francis Steegmuller, Ambrose Bierce, La Rochefoucauld, Turgenev, Petrarch, Elbert Hubbard, Unamuno, Stanislaw Lec, Margaret Fuller, Wittgenstein, and on and on.
Ellen Meloy is one of the lesser-known members of a pantheon of writers about the American southwest whose work has been receiving both popular acclaim and critical attention: Edward Abbey, Barbara Kingsolver, Terry Tempest Williams, Simon Ortiz, Joseph Wood Krutch
, Mary Austin and Sharman Apt Russell, to name a few.
Baja California is a wonderful example of how much bad roads can do for a country," Joseph Wood Krutch
wrote in his classic Sierra Club book, Baja California and the Geography of Hope.
Eliot, Ezra Pound, Joseph Wood Krutch
, Henry James, Aldous Wood Huxley, and the writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
Finally, Joseph Wood Krutch
accepted the death of the gods and saw no hope for sustaining what those gods had once sustained.
For an excellent analysis of Krutch's career and his writings, see Peter Gregg Slater, "The Negative Secularism of The Modern Temper: Joseph Wood Krutch
," American Quarterly 33 (summer 1981): 185-205.
The naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch
similarly anticipated both Abbey's and Hardin's views.