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The Resource Archibald MacLeish : reflections, edited by Bernard A. Drabeck and Helen E. Ellis

Archibald MacLeish : reflections, edited by Bernard A. Drabeck and Helen E. Ellis

Label
Archibald MacLeish : reflections
Title
Archibald MacLeish
Title remainder
reflections
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernard A. Drabeck and Helen E. Ellis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In these long interviews, conducted during the last five years of his life, a noted writer talks about his professional life as a poet, playwright, lawyer, editor of Fortune, Librarian of Congress and Harvard professor. Relatively reticent about his family, MacLeish (18921982) is outspoken about FDR, Truman ("totally himself all the time"), Joe McCarthy, George Marshall (a remarkable man of great intellectual powers) and Alger Hiss ("the most complete reactionary I ever saw in my life"), andalthough he claims that he avoided writers "like the plague"about Joyce, Hemingway and Ezra Pound ("He had the worst taste in people"). Arranged chronologically, these free-ranging memoirs reveal many hitherto undisclosed aspects of an eloquent, high-minded American. -- Publishers Weekly
  • During the last five years of his life MacLeish participated in this series of interviews tracing his career as poet, Librarian of Congress, statesman, and man of letters. He speaks candidly of his student years, his "expatriate period" in Paris, and his subsequent writing and teaching. The editors/interviewers have wisely asked only brief, perceptive questions, leaving the spotlight on the poet. His language is colloquial, and the range of his writing, experience, and acquaintances should prove fascinating to readers of 20th-century poetry, literature, and social history. Stephen H. Cape, Indiana Univ. Lib. -- Library Journal
Cataloging source
DLC
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1892-1982
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MacLeish, Archibald
Dewey number
811/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A27
LC item number
Z465 1986
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Drabeck, Bernard A
  • Ellis, Helen E
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  • Poetry
  • Poets, American
  • Poetry
  • MacLeish, Archibald
Label
Archibald MacLeish : reflections, edited by Bernard A. Drabeck and Helen E. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Paris years -- The 1930s -- The poet in government -- The Harvard years -- The later years
Control code
12974388
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780870235115
Lccn
85028912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)881578
Label
Archibald MacLeish : reflections, edited by Bernard A. Drabeck and Helen E. Ellis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Paris years -- The 1930s -- The poet in government -- The Harvard years -- The later years
Control code
12974388
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780870235115
Lccn
85028912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)881578

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