Meredith, William, 1919-2007

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Birth 1919-01-09
Death 2007-06-30

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Organist of New College, Oxford

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William Meredith was an American poet, literary critic, librettist, and translator.

From the description of William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430869

From the guide to the William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)


From the description of William Meredith papers, 1947-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79604917

William Meredith (Princeton Class of 1940) is a poet and teacher.

His friend Robert Drew was an artist.

From the description of William Meredith and Robert Drew papers, 1949-1972. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 79794047

George Meredith, professor of English at Connecticut College, published books of verse including The Wreck of the Thresher and The Open Sea.

Robert Lowell is widely acknowledged as one of the finest American poets of the 20th century. Born in Boston, he attended Harvard University briefly, before a notable falling out with his father led to a stellar academic career at Kenyon College, where he met Allen Tate, Randall Jarrell, and John Crowe Ransom. He served five months in prison as a conscientious objector, while developing the poems that would be published as Land of Unlikeness and Lord Weary's Castle, the latter winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1947. His private life was often erratic due to life-long manic depression, but he continued to write poetry, as well as translating poems and writing plays. His early work was delicately traditional, and he later wrote remarkably personal, confessional poems, before turning to public poetry in the 1960s. Lowell is remembered as an excellent craftsman of diverse poems whose personality was inextricably bound up in his work.

From the description of William Meredith papers relating to Robert Lowell, 1949-1969. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85869669

Epithet: MP for Liverpool

Title: Baronet

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