Unfortunately, the story of Delmore Schwartz’s life hasn’t really sparked an ensuing revival of interest in his poetry. It has, however, kept his. Born in New York in , Delmore Schwartz was a poet who was often seen as victim of his own love of logic and suffered from mental health problems. Delmore Schwartz (December 8, – July 11, ) was an American poet and short story Schwartz was deeply upset when his epic poem, Genesis, which he published in and hoped would stand alongside other Modernist epics.

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EliotWilliam Carlos Williamsand Ezra Poundand Schwartz was considered one of the most gifted and promising young writers of his generation. According to musicologist Dellmore Wittsthe song “reads like little more than a song of loathing” to Schwartz, who refused to see Reed while living at the Chelsea Hotel. For the next couple of decades, he continued to publish stories, poems, plays, and essays, and edited deljore Partisan Porms from toas well as The New Republic.

The book was well received, and made him a well-known figure in New York intellectual circles. His work received praise from some of the most respected people in literature, including T. Flint, wrote that Schwartz’s stories were “the definitive portrait of the Jewish middle class in New York during the Depression. The Life of An American Poet. His verse also became increasingly abstract in his later years.

He was fast becoming considered as an intellectual and one of the up and coming new writers of his generation. Views Read Edit View history. He becomes increasingly paranoid and jealous of the success of the main character, Charlie Citrine who is based upon Bellow himself delmors, becoming isolated and descending into alcoholism and madness.


In the song, Reed writes that Schwartz “was the first great man that I ever met”. He was from Jewish American decent and his parents divorced when he was young, which influenced much of his later schwwrtz. Schwartz spent time at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin before graduating with a B. Delmore Schwartz Bio Born in Scywartz York inDelmore Schwartz was a poet who was often seen as victim of his own love of logic and suffered from mental health problems throughout a large part of his later life that saw him admitted to sanatoriums.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Schwartz went to university in New York and graduated in before spending some time studying philosophy at Harvard where he also began to teach.

In “Dream Song ,” Berryman wrote of Schwartz. Schwartz was unable to repeat or build on his early successes later in life as a result of alcoholism and sfhwartz illness, and his last years were spent in seclusion at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. He often moved from job to job, though, once leaving Harvard because of the antisemitism he schwaryz there. He was a great zchwartz of James Joyce and took the intellectual essence of his poetry and prose deeply seriously.

He took a number of teaching jobs and was an inspiration to many of his students, including a young Lou Reed who would later go on to form the group Velvet Underground. By he was practically without friends and living in poverty. One of the earliest tributes to Schwartz came from Schwartz’s friend, fellow poet Robert Lowellwho published the poem “To Delmore Schwartz” in while Schwartz was still alive in the book Ooems Studies.


The heavy bear who goes with Soon thereafter, he made his parents’ disastrous marriage the subject of his most famous short story, schwartx In Dreams Begin Responsibilities “, which was published in in the first issue of Partisan Review.

Delivering Poems Around The World. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Timemap Click on each item to display more information. The poem makes mention of Schwartz’s writing, daily habits, and death. LondonUnited Kingdom: He had a schwartx brother, Kenneth. In the brightness of his promise, unstained, I saw him thro’ the mist of the actual blazing with insight, warm with gossip thro’ all our Harvard years when both of us were just becoming known I got him out of a police-station once, in Washington, the world is tref and schwagtz too astray for tears.

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His poetry differed from his stories in that it was less autobiographical and more philosophical. Delmore Schwartz December 8, — July 11, was an American poet and short story writer. In fact, Schwartz was so isolated from the rest of the world that when he died in his hotel room on July 11,at age 52, of a heart attack, two days passed before his body was identified at the morgue.