Bromwich’s Edmund Burke, from sublime and beautiful to American independence

David Bromwich
May 1, 2015

Sterling Professor of English David Bromwich explores Edmund Burke’s early thought in The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence (Belknap Press, 2014). An Observer book of the year for 2014 and honorable mention for the 2015 PROSE award in biography, Bromwich’s biography offers “a searching and profoundly meditated account of the earlier part of Burke’s career” (Times Literary Supplement) that is “both indispensable and unputdownable” (London Review of Books) and “magisterial” (Chronicle of Higher Education, Christian Science Monitor).