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Who is Witter Bynner? : a biography

Author: James Kraft
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Few readers today could respond the question, "Who is Witter Bynner?," but it is a question that can be variously and richly answered. As well known early in this century as his friends Carl Sandburg and Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bynner (1881-1968) was a poet, translator, essayist, playwright, and editor, and early supporter of A.E. Housman, O. Henry, Ezra Pound, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. He wrote over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kraft, James.
Who is Witter Bynner?
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)605102548
Online version:
Kraft, James.
Who is Witter Bynner?
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)607840083
Named Person: Witter Bynner; Witter Bynner; Witter Bynner; David H Lawrence
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Kraft
ISBN: 0826316263 9780826316264
OCLC Number: 31740734
Description: 125 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: James Kraft.

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Few readers today could respond the question, "Who is Witter Bynner?," but it is a question that can be variously and richly answered. As well known early in this century as his friends Carl Sandburg and Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bynner (1881-1968) was a poet, translator, essayist, playwright, and editor, and early supporter of A.E. Housman, O. Henry, Ezra Pound, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. He wrote over twenty volumes of poetry, most of them published by Alfred A. Knopf, and was part of the new verse movement that centered around Poetry magazine. He and a friend created the major hoax in American literature, a body of poetry written to mock the intellectual pretensions of the time that they called Spectra.

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