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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Screeno also featured an introduction by the fiction writer and essayist, Cynthia Ozick. Schwartz was born in in Brooklyn, New Yorkwhere he also grew up. In “Dream Song ,” Berryman wrote of Schwartz. In fact, Schwartz was so isolated from the rest of the world that when he died in his hotel room on July 11,at age 52, of a heart attack, two days passed before his body was identified at the morgue.

Delmore Schwartz

He enrolled early at Columbia University, and also studied at the University of Wisconsin, eventually receiving his bachelor’s degree dwlmore in philosophy from New York University. Schwartz was also considered a great talker and would often speak rapidly and for long periods at one point for 8 hours straight. Retrieved May 15, Views Read Edit View history.


The Velvet Underground in Print first ed. In the brightness of his promise, unstained, I saw him thro’ the mist of the actual blazing with insight, warm with gossip thro’ all our Harvard years when both of us were just becoming known I got him out of a police-station once, in Washington, the world is tref and grief too astray for tears.

Best Poem of Delmore Schwartz. A Dream Of Whitman Paraphrased He was fast becoming considered as an intellectual and one of the up and coming new writers of his generation. His collection of poetry Summer Knowledge earned him many plaudits from critics, his contemporaries and won him the Bollingen Dflmore inof which he was the youngest ever recipient. He then did some graduate work in philosophy at Harvard Universitywhere he studied with the philosopher Alfred North Whiteheadbut left and returned to New York without receiving a degree.

The book was well received, and made him a well-known figure in New York intellectual circles. Much of Schwartz’s work is notable for its philosophical and deeply meditative nature, and the literary critic, R.

Schwarz increasingly saw zchwartz world as an incomprehensible place and his keen intellect was not strong enough to sustain him.

Retrieved January 14, Do you like this poet? Continuum International Publishing Group. Biography Inspite of his unhappy and unsettled childhood though delmorw was was a gifted and intellectual young student.


Delmore Schwartz in limbo – TheTLS

What is the self amid this Flint, wrote that Schwartz’s stories were “the definitive portrait of the Jewish middle class in New York poemx the Depression.

I am a poet of the Hudson River and the New and Selected Poems. Inhe became the youngest-ever recipient of the Bollingen Prizeawarded for a collection of poetry he published that year, Summer Knowledge: Later, another collection of Schwartz’s work, Screeno: By using this site, you agree poes the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was sdhwartz 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.

In the song, Reed writes that Schwartz “was the first great man that I ever met”.

One of the earliest tributes to Schwartz came from Schwartz’s friend, fellow scwartz Robert Lowellwho published the poem “To Delmore Schwartz” in while Schwartz was still alive in the book Life Studies. Ezra Pound James Joyce T. Schwartz spent time at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin before graduating with a B.