Kenneth Burke

Kenneth Burke

Fellow: Awarded 1935
Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Competition: US & Canada

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

BURKE, KENNETH:  Appointed for the writing of a book outlining and characterizing world outlooks that have prevailed in the past, with particular attention to the emergence and disintegration of such outlooks; tenure, twelve months from May 15, 1935.

Born Mary 5, 1897, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Education: Ohio State University, 1916; Columbia University, 1917.

Member of the editorial staff, 1921–29, The Dial; engaged in research and editorial work, 1926–29, for the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, and the Bureau of Social Hygiene.

Publications:  The White Oxen and Other Stories, 1924; Counter-Statement, 1931; Towards a Better Life: Being a Series of Declamations or Epistles, 1932; Permanence and Change, 1935. Contributor to The Critique of Humanism, 1930; Whither, Whither, 1930; Essays in Contemporary Civilization, 1931. Translator of Death in Venice, 1925; Genius and Character, 1927; Saint Paul, 1929.

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