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Delmore Schwartz

Poet (8-Dec-1913 — 11-Jul-1966)


James Atlas. Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1977. 417pp.

Bruce Bawer. The Middle Generation: The Lives and Poetry of Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarell, John Berryman and Robert Lowell. North Haven, CT: Archon Books. 1986. 216pp.

Adam Kirsch. The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets. W. W. Norton. 2005. 256pp. The six are: Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Delmore Schwartz and Sylvia Plath.

Robert Phillips (editor). Letters of Delmore Schwartz. Ontario Review Press. 1984. 384pp.


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  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.633)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1313)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.213)

  9. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1249)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.675)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.922)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.653)

  13. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.287)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.13)

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