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Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American…
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Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet

by James Atlas

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A thoroughly engrossing story about the real life person who inspired Saul Bellow to write Humboldt's Gift. Delmore was a tragic figure, a most promising writer and critic, who never quite lived up to his promise and , knowing this, ended up unhappy and unfulfilled. ( )
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Clear, precise, graceful...(Atlas') biographical style makes the book read with the pleasure of a good novel.--Leonard Michaels, The New York Times Book Review

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