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I believe with Goethe that dramatic poetry is man's greatest achievement on earth so far, and I believe with the early Bernard Shaw that the theatre is essentially a cathedral of the spirit, devoted to the exhaltation of men, and boasting an apostolic succession of inspired high poets which extends further into the past than the Christian line of St. Peter.
Quentin Anderson (born 1914 in Minnewauken, North Dakota; died 2003), the oldest son of Maxwell Anderson and his wife Margaret, was a professor at Columbia Univiversity from 1939-1981. A noted literary critic and cultural historian, he was an expert on 19th-century American literature. Among his books are "The American Henry James" (1957), "The Imperial Self" (1971), and "Making Americans" (1992).
Frequently wrote in blank verse