Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977

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Edward Dahlberg was an American poet, novelist, and critic.

From the description of Edward Dahlberg fonds. [1930]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848419

American novelist, essayist, autobiographer, literary critic, and poet.

From the description of Edward Dahlberg papers, circa 1925-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864299

Biography

Edward Dahlberg, American writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism, was born in Boston in 1900. After a tumultuous early childhood, he was placed by his mother in the Jewish Orphan Asylum in Cleveland, where he remained until 1917. Dahlberg then joined the army and later worked as a day laborer while wandering the American West. In 1921, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in philosophy and anthropology, before transferring to Columbia University to complete his degree.

Dahlberg moved to Europe in 1926 and became part of the expatriate group of American writers living in Paris. In 1929, he published his first novel, Bottom Dogs, based on his childhood experiences at the orphanage and his travels in the American West. After the publication of Bottom Dogs, Dahlberg returned to the United States and wrote a number of other works that reflected his early life, including From Flushing to Calvary (1932) and Those Who Perish (1934).

For a number of years, Dahlberg devoted himself to literary study. His extensive readings of the works of Dante, Shakespeare, Thoreau, and many others, resulted in a writing style quite different from the social realism that characterized his earlier writing. Dahlberg's new style, one rich in biblical and classical allusions, first appeared in Do These Bones Live (1941), a collection of essays on American Literature.

During most of the 1940s and 1950s, Dahlberg wrote little, but during the 1960s and 1970s, he became quite prolific and further refined his unique style through the publication of poetry, autobiographical works, fiction, and criticism. Dahlberg died in Santa Barbara, California in 1977.

From the guide to the Edward Dahlberg Papers, Bulk, 1960-1977, Circa 1960-1977, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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referencedIn Catherine Seelye Papers., undated, 1917-1978 [bulk 1973-1976]. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous Materials, 1854-1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Rosenthal, Irving, 1930-. Irving Rosenthal papers, ca. 1950-1996. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Seelye, Catherine M., 1926-1982. Catherine Seelye - Olson/Pound papers. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Unterecker, John, 1922-1989. Papers, 1961-1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Literary Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection, undated, 1929-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Louis Zukofsky Collection TXRC98-A11., 1910-1985 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Edward Dahlberg Papers, Bulk, 1960-1977, Circa 1960-1977 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Edward Dahlberg correspondence 1964-1967. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Kay Boyle Collection TXRC07-A5., 1945-1990 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn David Ignatow Papers, 1929-1994 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Fanny Howe Papers, 1924-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968. Sir Herbert Edward Read fonds. [1918-1965]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. D.H. Lawrence papers, 1918-1930. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn John Eugene Unterecker Papers, 1961-1987 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Harrison, Jim, 1937-. Papers, 1938- [present]. Grand Valley State University
creatorOf Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968. Papers and correspondence of Herbert Read. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn (Everett) Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) Papers, 1957-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968. Papers and correspondence of Herbert Read. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Edward Dahlberg papers, 1921-1971. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Letters, 1947-1955, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Nimbus Magazine Records TXRC94-A20., 1945-1962 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Edward Dahlberg fonds. [1930]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Leach, Timothy. Papers, 1964-1965. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1934-1949. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf University of Connecticut. Libraries. Literary correspondence and manuscripts collection, 1929-1990. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906-2005. Papers, 1927-1987, (bulk 1945-1987). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Clarke, Austin, 1896-1974. Arena editorial office files, 1960-1965. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Abse, Dannie. Nimbus magazine archive, 1945-1962. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Literary Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection, undated, 1929-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992. Kay Boyle Collection, 1945-1990. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Irving Rosenthal papers, ca. 1950-1996 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Granville Hicks Papers, 1906-1980 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Holy Door records, 1965-1966. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978. Louis Zukofsky Collection, 1910-1985. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Edward Dahlberg papers, circa 1925-1980. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1924-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008. Papers of Jonathan Williams [manuscript], 1962-1967. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977. Correspondence to W. A. Swanberg, 1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Stanley Burnshaw Papers TXRC93-A78., 1927-1987, (bulk 1945-1987) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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associatedWith Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. person
associatedWith Baraka, Amiri, 1934- person
correspondedWith Billings, Harold, 1931- person
associatedWith Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 person
associatedWith Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906- person
associatedWith Carroll, Paul Vincent, 1900-1968. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Harris, Leon A. person
associatedWith Harrison, Jim, 1937- person
associatedWith Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982 person
correspondedWith Holman, William R. person
correspondedWith Howe, Fanny person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny Quincy. person
correspondedWith Ignatow, David, 1941- person
associatedWith Laughlin, James, 1914-1997. person
associatedWith Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. person
correspondedWith Leach, Timothy. person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith McShane, Frank. person
associatedWith Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Nimbus: A Magazine of Literature, the Arts, and New Ideas corporateBody
associatedWith Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Irving. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Irving, 1930- person
correspondedWith Seelye, Catherine. person
associatedWith Seelye, Catherine M., 1926-1982. person
associatedWith University of Connecticut. Libraries. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut Libraries. corporateBody
associatedWith Unterecker, John, 1922-1989. person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, Dame, 1892- person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
associatedWith Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978 person
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American literature--20th century
Authors, American--Correspondence--20th century
American literatue--20th century
American poetry--20th century
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1900-07-22

Death 1977-02-27

Americans

English

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