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William Ellery Leonard : the professor and the locomotive god

Author: Neale Reinitz
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Ellery Leonard was an eccentric poet, professor, and critic whose romantic ideals were set against a world whose aesthetics were fast turning away from his own. He lived a life marked by both success and dramatic failure, both personally and professionally. His first ' suicide would haunt him and mark one of his greatest poems, the sonnet sequence Two Lives; his translations of Lucretius and Beowulf stood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Ellery Leonard; William Ellery Leonard; William Ellery Leonard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neale Reinitz
ISBN: 9781611475883 1611475880
OCLC Number: 829988766
Description: xx, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Sixteen St. Luke's Place --
The Young Professor 1906-1907 --
Marriage and Tragedy 1909-1911 --
A Son of New England 1876-1898 --
Choosing a Career 1898-1906 --
The Wound and the Bow 1911-1913 --
The Translator's Experience and Art 1914-1916 --
The World Outside 1914-1920 --
From Heroic Poetry to Personal Drama 1920-1923 --
The Lives of Two Lives 1925 --
Professor and Patient 1922-1925 --
The Locomotive-God 1926-1931 --
A Scholar's World 1920-1934 --
First Love, Last Poem 1932-1942 --
A Quiet, Peaceful Life 1940-1944 --
Epilogue: "Famed for Phobia".
Responsibility: Neale Reinitz.

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