F. O. Matthiessen

Historian, Author

1902 – 1950

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Who was F. O. Matthiessen?

Francis Otto Matthiessen was an educator, scholar and literary critic influential in the fields of American literature and American studies. His best known work, American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman, celebrated the achievements of several 19th-century American authors and had a profound impact on a generation of scholars. Matthiessen was well known for his support of liberal causes and progressive politics. His contributions to the Harvard University community have been memorialized in several ways, including a recently endowed visiting professorship.

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Born
Feb 19, 1902
Pasadena
Also known as
  • Francis Matthiessen
  • F. Matthiessen
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Polytechnic School
  • Hackley School
  • University of Oxford
Died
Apr 1, 1950
Boston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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