Louis Kronenberger

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 eighteenth century.

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". [Author information in George Bernard Shaw : A Critical Survey (1953).]

He was a drama critic for "Time Magazine" from 1938 to 1961, and then theater arts professor at Brandeis University.

Works

* 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)
* 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)
* 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

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