LOUIS KRONENBERGER (December 9, 1904 – April 30, 1980) was a 20th-Century American critic (longest with Time , (1938-1961), novelist, and biographer who wrote extensively on drama and the 18th century.
* 1 Background
* 2 Career
* 2.1 Writer * 2.2 Academic
* 3 Personal and death * 4 Legacy * 5 Works * 6 References * 7 External links
Kronenberger attended (but did not graduate from) the University of Cincinnati (1921-24).
Third Boni & Liveright colophon (1925–1929), designed by Lucina Bernhard, during the years when Kronenberger worked there
In 1924, Kronenberger began his career at the New York Times .
In 1926, he became an editor at Boni ">
Alfred A. Knopf
In 1933, he became an editor for
Alfred A. Knopf
In 1938, he became drama critic for Time , where he continued to 1961
. In 1940,
In 1940, he also served as a critic for PM and worked there until 1948.
Kronenberger was a visiting professor at several universities, including City College of New York , Columbia , Harvard , Berkeley . In 1951, at Brandeis , he founded a Department of Theater Arts.
He was associated with numerous organizations for promoting the arts: Yaddo , Lincoln Center Library-Museum , the National Institute of Arts and Letters , and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences .
PERSONAL AND DEATH
Kronenberger married Emily L. Plaut in 1940; they had two children.
He died on April 30, 1980.
"Kronenberger's praise was a near guarantee of box-office success."
A collection of Louis Kronenberger's papers is held by Princeton University.
* The Grand Manner (1929)
* Kings and Desperate Men: Life in Eighteenth-Century England (1942)
* Grand Right and Left (1952)
* The Thread of Laughter: Chapters on English Stage Comedy from
Jonson to Maugham (1952)
* Company Manners: A Cultural Inquiry into American Life (1954)
* Republic of Letters: Essays on Various Writers (1955)
* Marlborough's Duchess: A Study in Worldliness (1958)
* Madame De Lafayette: The Story of a Patriot's Wife (1959)
* A Month of Sundays (1961)
* The Viking Book of Aphorisms (1962)
* Great World: Portraits and Scenes from Greville's Memoirs,
* The Cart and the Horse (1964)
* The Polished Surface: Essays in the Literature of Worldliness
* 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
* 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)
* An Anthology of Light Verse (1935) * An Eighteenth Century Miscellany (1936) * Reader's Companion (1945) editor * The Pleasure of Their Company: An Anthology of Civilized Writing (1946) * The Indispensable Johnson and Boswell (1950) * Alexander Pope: Selected Works (1951) * Cavalcade of Comedy (1953) * George Bernard Shaw : A Critical Survey (1953) * The Portable Johnson and Boswell (1955) * The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld (1959) * Novelists on Novelists (1962) editor * Quality: Its Image in the Arts (1969) * Brief Lives: a Biographical Companion to the Arts (1971)
BOOKS EDITED WITH OTHERS:
* The Faber Book of Aphorisms (1964) with
W. H. Auden
* The Heavenly Twins (1955)
PLAYS TRANSLATED, ADAPTED:
* Mademoiselle Colombe by Jean Anouilh (New York: Coward-McCann, 1954) translated and adapted from the original Colombe (1951)
* Best Plays series (1952-1961):
* The Best Plays of 1952-1953, Burns Mantle Yearbook (1953) * The Best Plays of 1953-1954 (1954) * The Best Plays of 1954-1955 (1955) * The Best Plays of 1955-1956 (1956) * The Best Plays of 1956-1957 (1957) * The Best Plays of 1957-1958 (1958) * The Best Plays of 1958-1959 (1959) * The Best Plays of 1959-1960 (1960) * The Best Plays of 1960-1961 (1961)
* Four Plays by Bernard Shaw (1953) * Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Six Plays (1964)
PLAYS EDITED WITH OTHERS:
* ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T "Louis Kronenberger Papers". Princeton University. Retrieved 15 July 2017. * ^ Saroyan, William (1940). Love\'s Old Sweet Song: A Play in Three Acts. Samuel French. p. 72. Retrieved 15 July 2017. . * ^ Tanenhaus, Sam (1997). Whittaker Chambers: A Biography. New York: Random House. pp. 170–171 (Kronenberger), 173 (Back of the Book editor). Retrieved 5 August 2017. * ^ Chambers, Whittaker (1952). Witness. New York: Random House. p. 478. Retrieved 7 August 2017. * ^ A B C Funston, Judith E. (1999). Kronenberger, Louis. American National Biography.