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Louis Simpson

Louis SimpsonAKA Louis Aston Marantz Simpson

Born: 27-Mar-1923
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 14-Sep-2012
Location of death: Stony Brook, NY
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: At The End of the Open Road

Military service: US Army (101st Airborne Division, Europe, 1943-45)

Father: Aston Simpson (attorney)
Mother: Rosalind Marant
Wife: (m. three times, div. three times)
Daughter: Anne
Son: Anthony
Son: Matthew

    University: Columbia University (1948)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1959)
    Professor: Columbia University
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley
    Professor: Stony Brook University (1967-)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1964 for At The End of the Open Road
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Prix de Rome
    Naturalized US Citizen
    Scottish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Arrivistes: Poems 1940–1949 (1949, poetry)
Good News of Death and Other Poems (1955, poetry)
A Dream of Governors (1959, poetry)
At the End of the Open Road, Poems (1963, poetry)
Selected Poems (1965, poetry)
Adventures of the Letter I (1971, poetry)
North of Jamaica (1972, memoir)
Three on the Tower (1975, criticism)
Searching for the Ox (1976, poetry)
A Revolution in Taste: Studies of Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell (1978, criticism)
Armidale (1979, poetry)
Caviare at the Funeral (1980, poetry)
A Company of Poets (1981, criticism)
The Best Hour of the Night (1983, poetry)
People Live Here: Selected Poems 1949-83 (1983, poetry)
The Character of the Poet (1986, criticism)
Collected Poems (1988, poetry)
Selected Prose (1989)
In the Room We Share (1990, poetry)
Ships Going Into the Blue: Essays and Notes on Poetry (1994, criticism)
Nombres et poussière; There You Are (1995, poetry)
The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems, 1940-2001 (2003, poetry)

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