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Columbia's Living Legacies: Former Professor of Dramatic Literature Joseph Wood Krutch

As Columbia looks toward the institution's 250th Anniversary in 2004, the University will be focusing on and celebrating the monumental creative energy of Columbia scholars and their influence on the growth of knowledge. Through a series of essays on great moments and great figures in Columbia's intellectual history, a collection of "Living Legacies" has emerged.

Installments of this series will be published monthly in Columbia Magazine.

This article, by Howard Stein (GSAS '50), focuses on the career of Joseph Wood Krutch, former Brander Matthews Professor of Dramatic Literature at Columbia and drama critic of "The Nation." Stein draws on his personal experiences as a student of Krutch to demonstrate his wit and critical insights in the article entitled Joseph Wood Krutch: A Rare Critic.

Read the first installment of the series, entitled Da Ponte, MacDowell, Moore and Lang

Read the introduction to the Living Legacies Series"Great Moments, Leading Figures."

Published: Dec 07, 2001
Last modified: Sep 18, 2002

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