Arts and Humanities
He died in the middle of summer of a heart attack, in North Bennington, as had his wife, the novelist Shirley Jackson, five years before. At the time of his death in July of this year, Stanley Edgar Hyman was just 51 years old. A revered literary critic and professor of literature at Bennington College, Stanley Hyman was a member of Syracuse University's Class of 1940. During his undergraduate days he was influenced by the late professor of English, Leonard Brown, whom Hyman once called, making allusion to Ascham's comment on Sir John Cheke, "teacher of all the litle poore learning I haue."
Phillips, Robert, "Stanley Edgar Hyman: an appreciation" (1970). The Courier. 3.