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1920. Woodberry, American poet, critic, and teacher, wrote several volumes of literary criticism and scholarly biographies of Poe and Hawthorne. He writes of this volume: The intention of the author was to illustrate how poetry, politics, and religion are the flowering of the same human spirit, and have their feeding roots in a common soil, deep in the general heart of men. Contents: Heart of Man: Taormina; A New Defence of Poetry; Democracy; The Ride; The Praise of English Books; Two Phases of Criticism: Historical Criticism and Esthetic Criticism; and Wendell Phillips: The Faith of an American. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.