Abercrombie, Lascelles lăs´əlz [key], 1881–1938, English poet and critic. Complex and cerebral in style, his poetry often expresses his distaste for 20th-century industrialism. His volumes of poetry include Interludes and Poems (1908), Emblems of Love (1912), and Collected Poems (1930). He also wrote influential critical works, notably Thomas Hardy (1912) and The Theory of Poetry (1924).
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