- M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dead at age 102 Updated: Apr-22-15 11:25 pm
NEW YORK - M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.