Definition of Brooks, Cleanth in English:

Brooks, Cleanth

proper noun

  • (1906–94), US teacher and critic. A leading proponent of the New Criticism movement, he edited "The Southern Review" 1935–42 and taught at Yale University 1947–75. Notable works: "Modern Poetry and Tradition" (1939) and "The Well-Wrought Urn" (1947)

Pronunciation:

Brooks, Cleanth

/bro͝oks/