Krutch, Joseph Wood

Krutch, Joseph Wood

▪ American writer
born Nov. 25, 1893, Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.
died May 22, 1970, Tucson, Ariz.

      American naturalist, conservationist, writer, and critic.

      Krutch attended the University of Tennessee (B.A., 1915) and Columbia University, N.Y. (M.A., 1916; Ph.D., 1923). He served in the army (1918) and spent a year (1919–20) in Europe with his fellow student Mark Van Doren. Upon his return to the United States, he taught at Brooklyn Polytechnic and began to contribute book reviews and essays to periodicals. From 1924 through 1952, during which time he was drama critic for The Nation, he taught and lectured at various schools in the area and wrote a number of books, including The Modern Temper (1929). In the 1940s he wrote two critical biographies, Samuel Johnson (1944) and Henry David Thoreau (1948), which reflected his growing interest in common-sense philosophy and natural history. In 1952 Krutch moved to Arizona and wrote several nature books in addition to the essays he continued to publish. His later work included The Measure of Man (1954), The Great Chain of Life (1956), and his autobiography, More Lives Than One (1962).

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