Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968

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Dudley Fitts (1903-1968), poet, translator, literary critic, and educator.

From the description of Dudley Fitts papers, 1928-1968 (bulk 1941-1943). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702139069

Dudley Fitts was a poet, translator, literary critic, and educator. Fitts was perhaps best known for his translations of classical texts. He translated several works by Aristophanes, including Lysistrata (1954), The Frogs (1955), The Birds (1957), and Ladies' Day (1959) and, in collaboration with Robert Fitzgerald, he translated Euripides' The Alcestis (1936) and Sophocles' Antigone (1939) and Oedipus Rex (1949). He is also the author of Poems, 1929-1936 (1937) and editor of An Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry (1942).

Fitts was born April 28, 1903, in Boston and educated at Harvard. He taught at the Choate School from 1927 to 1941 and then served as an instructor of English at Phillips Academy from 1941 onward.

From the guide to the Dudley Fitts papers, 1928-1968, 1941-1943, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn John Ciardi Papers, 1910-1997, (bulk 1960-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sherry Mangan papers, 1923-1961. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dudley Fitts papers, 1928-1968, 1941-1943 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906-2005. Papers, 1927-1987, (bulk 1945-1987). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Poems, 1896-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stanley Burnshaw Papers TXRC93-A78., 1927-1987, (bulk 1945-1987) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Tiger's eye records, 1939-1955. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968. Poems and liturgies : typescript, [ca. 1937] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letters of Merrill Moore [manuscript], 1938-1948. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Papers, 1915-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Furioso papers, 1938-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sophocles. Oedipus the king / by Sophocles ; translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald ; text consultant, Adrienne Kennedy, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Barzun, Jacques, 1907-. Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert Francis Papers MS 403., 1891-1986 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Lowell-Adams House Printers papers, 1964-1972 (inclusive) 1964-1966 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968. Dudley Fitts papers, 1928-1968 (bulk 1941-1943). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert Fitzgerald papers for Homer's "Odyssey" in translation, 1953-1960. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Typed letter signed : [New York], to Mr. [Dudley?] Fitts, [late 1930s?, late Nov.]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Anne Sexton Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. John Ciardi papers, 1910-1997 (bulk 1960-1985). Library of Congress
creatorOf Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968. Poems 1927-1937 : typescript, [ca. 1936] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956,. Citations from Van Wyck Brooks, 1948. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Furioso papers, 1938-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Merrill Moore Papers, 1904-1979, (bulk 1928-1957) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rathmell, Robert, 1965-. Oedipus Rex : for mixed chorus SATB, flute, timpani, and multiple percussion / Robert Rathmell. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Horace Gregory Papers, 1920-1973 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Papers of Merrill Moore, 1904-1979 (bulk 1928-1957). Library of Congress
referencedIn Pedro Salinas papers, ca. 1912-1975 (inclusive), 1936-1951 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Tiger's Eye records, 1939-1955 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jacques Barzun Papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1936-1989 (inclusive), 1950-1960 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. H. R. Hays correspondence with Latin American writers, 1922-1981 (bulk 1940-1955) Princeton University Library
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Additional poems, 1896-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968. Poems 1929-1937 : page proofs, 1937. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Derr, Ellwood. Song cycle on lyrics from the Greek anthology : for baritone and piano / by Ellwood Derr. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Anne Sexton Papers 122492286., 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Brunner, Miriam F. Epitaph at Corinth / music Miriam F. Brunner ; poetry from The Palentine anthology, Dudley Fitts. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
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associatedWith Aristophanes. person
associatedWith Barzun, Jacques, 1907- person
associatedWith Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956, person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Brunner, Miriam F. person
associatedWith Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906- person
correspondedWith Cairnie, Gordon. person
associatedWith Carrión, Alejandro. person
correspondedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Derr, Ellwood. person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Euripides. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith Florit, Eugenio, 1903-1999. person
associatedWith Francis, Robert, 1901-1987 person
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Gregory, Horace, 1898-1982 person
associatedWith Guillén, Jorge, 1893-1984. person
associatedWith Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Izaguirre, Carlos. person
associatedWith Izaguirre, Carlos. person
associatedWith Lara, Jesús. person
associatedWith Lara, Jesús. person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
correspondedWith Lowell-Adams House Printers. corporateBody
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. person
correspondedWith Mangan, Sherry, 1904- person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Méndez Dorich, Rafael. person
associatedWith Méndez Dorich, Rafael. person
associatedWith Mizener, Arthur. person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). corporateBody
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Rathmell, Robert, 1965- person
associatedWith Rokha, Pablo de, 1894-1968. person
correspondedWith Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951 person
associatedWith Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974 person
associatedWith Sophocles. person
associatedWith Sophocles. person
associatedWith Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. person
associatedWith United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Latin American literature--20th century--Translations into English
Editors--20th century--Archives
Editors--United States--20th century--Archives
English literature--20th century--Translations from Spanish
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Translator
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Birth 1903-04-28

Death 1968-07-10

Americans

English,

French,

Spanish; Castilian

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