Unfortunately, the story of Delmore Schwartz’s life hasn’t really sparked an ensuing revival of interest in his poetry. It has, however, kept his. Born in New York in , Delmore Schwartz was a poet who was often seen as victim of his own love of logic and suffered from mental health problems. Delmore Schwartz (December 8, – July 11, ) was an American poet and short story Schwartz was deeply upset when his epic poem, Genesis, which he published in and hoped would stand alongside other Modernist epics.
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Born in New York inDelmore Schwartz was a poet who was often seen as victim of his own love of logic and suffered from mental health problems throughout a large part of his later life that saw him admitted to sanatoriums.
He was from Jewish American decent and his parents divorced when he was young, which influenced much of his later work. Schwartz went to university in New York and graduated in before spending some time studying philosophy at Harvard where he also began to teach.
He was fast becoming considered as an intellectual and one of the up and coming new writers of his generation. Schwartz was also considered a great talker and would often speak rapidly and for long periods at one point delmote 8 hours straight. He was a great admirer of James Joyce and took the intellectual essence of his poetry and prose deeply seriously.
In he published a book of short stories called The World is a Wedding that saw him compared with the likes of Chekhov. It was a relief for Schwartz who had suffered bad reviews for a previous work, Genesiswhich he had hoped would be seen as one of the great epic poems of the time. He took a dwlmore of teaching jobs and was an inspiration to many of his students, including dekmore young Lou Reed who would later go on to form the group Velvet Underground.
He often moved from job to job, though, once leaving Harvard because of the antisemitism he perceived there. His collection of poetry Summer Delmoge earned him many plaudits from critics, his contemporaries and won him the Bollingen Prize inof which he was the youngest ever recipient. Compared to his more autobiographical prose work, the poetry that Schwartz wrote covered more philosophical issues such as life, romance, and death.
This had caused him delmkre throughout his life, particularly in his relationships with women, but by the s he was heavily dependent on alcohol and barbiturates.
Schwarz increasingly saw the world as an incomprehensible place and his keen intellect was not strong enough to sustain him. He was often seen as a disheveled individual wondering around New York, living a solitary life in a room in the Colombia Hotel.
Delmore Schwartz in limbo – TheTLS
By he was practically without friends and living in poverty. O City, City Sonnet: Delmore Schwartz Bio Born in New York inDelmore Schwartz was a poet who was often porms as victim of his own love of logic and suffered from mental health problems throughout a large part of his later life that saw him admitted to sanatoriums.
Influences On Delmore Schwartz’s poetry: Ezra Pound James Joyce T. Eliot Delmore Schwartz influenced: Timeline Click on each item to display more information. Timemap Click on each item to xelmore more information.