Harry Levin


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Harry Tuchman Levin (July 18, 1912 – May 29, 1994) was an American literary critic and scholar of modernism and comparative literature.

Levin was born in Minneapolis, the son of Beatrice Hirshler (née Tuchman) and Isadore Henry Levin. His family was Jewish. Levin was educated at Harvard University (where he was a contemporary of M. H. Abrams), graduated in 1933, and began teaching there... more »

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  • It is comedy which typifies, where it is tragedy which individualizes; where tragedy observes the nice distinctions between man and man, comedy stresses those broad resemblances which make it difficul...
    Harry Levin (b. 1912), U.S. critic, educator. "Two Comedies of Errors," Refractions: Essays in Comparative Literature, Oxford University Press (1966)....
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