Woodberry, G. E.

Woodberry, G. E. (George Edward)

(1855–1930) literary critic; born in Beverly, Mass. An inspiring teacher at Columbia University (1891–1904) and elsewhere, he wrote essays (notably Heart of Man (1899)) and biographies of Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson but published little in his last, reclusive years.
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