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Smith, Henry Nashlocked

(29 September 1906–06 June 1986)
  • Kathryn Wagnild Fuller

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Smith, Henry Nash (29 September 1906–06 June 1986), literary critic and historian, was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Loyd Bond Smith, an accountant, and Elizabeth Nash. He took to reading at an early age and gained broad exposure to the classics through a Harvard-educated uncle’s library. British and American writers appealed to him the most, and he entered Southern Methodist University at age sixteen to study literature. After graduation in 1926 he moved on to Harvard for a year of graduate study....

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