Joseph Wood Krutch

United States, 1879 - 1970

Joseph Wood Krutch was a drama critic with The Nation from 1924 to 1950. Between 1943 and 1950, he was professor at Columbia University. Among his works are A Study in Genius (1926, on Edgar Allan Poe), Experience in Art (1932) and Samuel Johnson (1944). Later in life, he began writing natural philosophy, such as The Measure of Man (1954) and The Great Chain of Life (1956).