Who is Louis Cazamian


Louis Cazamian (2 April 1877 – 1965), French scholar. He was born at St.-Denis, Reunion, on April 2, 1877. In 1900 he took a degree in English at the ficole Normale Superieure in Paris, and he received his doctorate of letters there in 1903. After lecturing at several French universities, he was appointed professor of modern English literatüre and civilization at the Sorbonne in 1909. He also lectured at the University of California, Rice University, Columbia University, and Wellesley College.

Among his works translated into English are Modern England (1911); Carlyle (1914); History of English Literature (with Emile Legouis, 1927; rev. ed., 1956), which became a Standard college text in the United States; The Development of English Humor (2 vols., 1930 and 1952); and A History of French Literature (1955). Louis Cazamian died at St.-Haon-le-Châtel, Loire department, France, on Sept. 5, 1965.

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