Louis Kronenberger

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Louis Kronenberger (December 9, 1904 – April 30, 1980) was an American critic and author. He was a novelist and biographer, and wrote extensively on drama and the 18th century.

Biography[edit]

He studied at the University of Cincinnati from 1921. In 1924 he went to New York, working on the New York Times, then in publishing and on Fortune.[1]

He was a drama critic for Time Magazine from 1938 to 1961, mentioned by Whittaker Chambers in his 1952 memoir.[2] Then he was theater arts professor at Brandeis University.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Grand Manner (1929)
  • An Anthology of Light Verse (1935) editor
  • An Eighteenth Century Miscellany (1936) editor
  • Kings and Desperate Men: Life in Eighteenth-Century England (1942)
  • Reader's Companion (1945) editor
  • The Pleasure of Their Company: An Anthology of Civilized Writing (1946) editor
  • The Indispensable Johnson and Boswell (1950) editor
  • Alexander Pope: Selected Works (1951) editor
  • Grand Right and Left (1952)
  • The Thread of Laughter: Chapters on English Stage Comedy from Jonson to Maugham (1952)
  • Cavalcade of Comedy (1953) editor
  • The Best Plays of 1952-1953, Burns Mantle Yearbook (1953) editor
  • Four Plays by Bernard Shaw (1953) editor
  • George Bernard Shaw : A Critical Survey (1953) editor
  • Mademoiselle Colombe by Jean Anouilh (1954) adaptation
  • The Best Plays of 1953-1954 (1954) editor
  • Company Manners: A Cultural Inquiry into American Life (1954)
  • Republic of Letters: Essays on Various Writers (1955)
  • The Best Plays of 1954-1955 (1955) editor
  • The Portable Johnson and Boswell (1955) editor
  • The Best Plays of 1955-1956 (1956) editor
  • The Best Plays of 1956-1957 (1957) editor
  • Marlborough's Duchess: A Study in Worldliness (1958)
  • The Best Plays of 1957-1958 (1958) editor
  • Madame De Lafayette: The Story of a Patriot's Wife (1959)
  • The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld (1959) editor
  • The Best Plays of 1958-1959 (1959) editor
  • The Best Plays of 1959-1960 (1960) editor
  • The Best Plays of 1960-1961 (1961) editor
  • A Month of Sundays (1961)
  • The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, A Faithful Reproduction of the 1729 Edition (1961) editor with Max Goberman
  • The Viking Book of Aphorisms (1962)
  • Novelists on Novelists (1962) editor
  • Great World: Portraits and Scenes from Greville's Memoirs, 1814-1860 (1963)
  • The Cart and the Horse (1964)
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Six Plays (1964) editor
  • The Faber Book of Aphorisms (1964) editor with W. H. Auden
  • The Polished Surface: Essays in the Literature of Worldliness (1969)
  • Quality: Its Image in the Arts (1969) editor
  • The Cutting Edge: A Collection of Witty Insults and Wicked Retorts, of Polished Snubs and Homicidal Repartee (1970)
  • No Whippings, No Gold Watches (1970) memoirs
  • Brief Lives: a Biographical Companion to the Arts (1971) editor
  • A Mania for Magnificence (1972)
  • Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (1972)
  • The Last Word: Portraits of Fourteen Master Aphorists (1972)
  • Extraordinary Mr. Wilkes: His Life and Times (1974)
  • Oscar Wilde (1976)
  • Ibsen (1977) editor with Harold Clurman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Author information in George Bernard Shaw : A Critical Survey (1953).
  2. ^ Chambers, Whittaker (1952). Witness. New York: Random House. p. 478. LCCN 52005149. 

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