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Archibald MacLeish

Reflections

Archibald MacLeish( )
Editor: Drabeck, Bernard A.
Ellis, Helen E.
Foreword by: Wilbur, Richard
ISBN:978-0-87023-511-5
Publication Date:Jun 1986
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 9.25 x 1.14 Inches
Book Weight:1.37 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Richard Purdy Wilbur was born in New York City on March 1, 1921. He received a bachelor's degree from Amherst College in 1942. During Word War II, he was a combat soldier in Europe. He received a master's degree from Harvard University in 1947. He taught at Harvard University, Wesleyan University, Smith College, and Amherst College.

His first collection, The Beautiful Changes, was published in 1947. His other collections of poetry included The Mind-Reader and Anterooms. In 1957, he received the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for Things of This World. He received a second Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for New and Collected Poems. He became the second poet laureate of the United States in 1987-88 and received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2006. He also wrote and illustrated several children's books and wrote lyrics for opera and musical theater productions including Leonard Bernstein's Candide. He was a translator of poems and other works from the French, Spanish, and Russian, including the plays of Molière and Jean Racine. He was the co-recipient of the Bollingen Translation Prize in 1963. He died on October 14, 2017 at the age of 96.

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