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Vachel Lindsay

Poet, Author (10-Nov-1879 — 5-Dec-1931)


Marc Chenetier (editor). Letters of Vachel Lindsay. New York, New York: Burt Franklin & Co.. 1979. 442pp. Contents, 199 letters.

John E. Hallwas; Dennis J. Reader. Vision of This Land: Studies of Vachel Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, & Carl Sandburg. Western Illinois University. 1976.

Mark Jonathan Harris. City of Discontent: An Interpretive Biography of Vachel Lindsay, Being Also the Story of Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A.. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill. 1952. 403pp.

Ann Massa. Vachel Lindsay: Fieldworker for the American Dream. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1970. 310pp.

Edgar Lee Masters. Vachel Lindsay: A Poet in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1935. 392pp.

Eleanor Ruggles. The West-Going Heart: A Life Of Vachel Lindsay. New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc.. 1959. 448pp.

Mildred Weston. Vachel Lindsay: Poet in Exile. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press. 1987. 94pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.422)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.634)

  7. Twentieth Century Authors (p.832)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.432)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.603)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.443)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.302)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.572)

  13. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.189)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.9)

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