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Anthony Hecht

Anthony HechtAKA Anthony Evan Hecht

Born: 16-Jan-1923
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 20-Oct-2004
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Hard Hours

Military service: US Army (97th Infantry Division, WWII)

Father: Melvyn Hahlo Hecht
Mother: Dorothea Holzman
Brother: Roger
Wife: Patricia Harris (div. 1961, two sons)
Wife: Helen D'Alessandro (one son)

    University: BA, Bard College (1944)
    University: Kenyon College, Ohio
    University: MA, Columbia University (1950)
    Professor: University of Rochester (1967-85)
    Professor: Georgetown University

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1968 for The Hard Hours
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1983 (with John Hollander)
    Prix de Rome 1951
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1954
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1959
    Fulbright 1969 (professorship, Brazil)
    Nervous Breakdown 1959
    German Ancestry

Author of books:
A Summoning of Stones (1954, poetry)
The Hard Hours (1967, poetry)
Millions of Strange Shadows (1977, poetry)
The Venetian Vespers (1979, poetry)
Obbligati: Essays in Criticism (1986, criticism)
The Transparent Man (1990, poetry)
The Hidden Law: The Poetry of W.H. Auden (1993, criticism)
On the Laws of the Poetic Art (1995, lectures)
Flight Among the Tombs (1996, poetry)
Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry (2003, criticism)

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