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Delmore Schwartz : the life of an American poet
Atlas, James.
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1977]
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xiii, 417 pages ; 24 cm
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PS3537.C79 Z56 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Clear, precise, graceful...(Atlas') biographical style makes the book read with the pleasure of a good novel.--Leonard Michaels, The New York Times Book Review

Author Notes

James Atlas is the founding editor of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives Series. A longtime contributor to The New Yorker, he was an editor at The New York Times Magazine for many years. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, Partisan Review, and many other journals. He is the author of Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, which was nominated for a National Book Award.

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Library Journal Review

LJ's reviewer dubbed this portrait of the artist a "readable, gossipy case study" (LJ 11/15/77). It follows Schwartz's life and career from his early writing, which showed great promise, to his death at age 52. A few of his poetry and story collections remain in print, but Schwartz has become an obscure figure of literature, making this more for academic collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part 1 1913-1945p. 1
Part 2 1945-1957p. 249
Part 3 1958-1966p. 337
Notesp. 381
Works by Delmore Schwartzp. 399
Acknowledgmentsp. 401
Indexp. 405