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James Gibbons Huneker

Huneker, James Gibbons (hŭnˈĭkər) [key], 1860–1921, American essayist and music critic, b. Philadelphia. The originality and pungency of his style and the soundness of his criticism made him one of the most important critics of his time. He was music, art, and drama critic for the New York Sun (1902–17), then music critic for the Times (1917–19), and later for the World (from 1919 until his death). He also wrote several books.

See his Letters (1922) and Intimate Letters (1924).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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