Who is Lascelles Abercrombie

Lascelles Abercrombie, (9 January 1881 – 27 October 1938) was a British poet and literary critic, one of the "Dymock poets". After the First World War he worked as a professor of English literature in a number of English universities, writing principally on the theory of literature.


Abercrombie was born in Ashton upon Mersey, Sale, Cheshire. He was educated at Malvern College, and at Owens College, Manchester.Before the First World War, he lived for a time at Dymock in Gloucestershire, part of a community of poets, including Robert Frost, and often visited by Rupert Brooke, and Edward Thomas. The Dymock poets were included among the "Georgian poets", and Abercrombie's poetry was included in four of the five volumes of Georgian Poetry (edited by Edward ...
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Sailornor: "the first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read." - lascelles abercrombie
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