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Foto de l'autor. English: American writer, poet, literary critic, and editor Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977)

English: American writer, poet, literary critic, and editor Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977)

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Louis Untermeyer was born in 1885 in New York City. He was a poet, anthologist, and editor. Untermeyer was known for his wit and his love of puns. For a while, he held Marxist beliefs, writing for magazines such as The Masses. He advocated that the U.S. should stay out of World War 1. After the suppression of that magazine by the U.S. government, he joined The Liberator, published by the Workers Party of America. Later he wrote for the independent socialist magazine The New Masses. He was a co-founder of "The Seven Arts," a poetry magazine that is credited for introducing many new poets, including Robert Frost. In 1950, Untermeyer was a panelist during the first year of the What's My Line? television quiz program. According to Bennett Cerf, Untermeyer would sign virtually any piece of paper that someone placed in front of him, and Untermeyer inadvertently signed a few Communist proclamations. He was named during the hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigating communist subversion. At that point, the producers told Untermeyer that he had to leave the television series. The controversy surrounding Untermeyer led to him being blacklisted by the television industry. Louis Untermeyer was the author or editor of close to 100 books, from 1911 until his death in 1977. Many of his books and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section of the Lilly Library at Indiana University. Schools used his Modern American and British poetry books widely, and they often introduced college students to poetry. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Golden Treasury of Poetry
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The Golden Treasury of Poetry (Editor) 512 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
A Treasury of Great Poems (Editor) 370 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Modern American and Modern British Poetry (Editor) 288 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (Editor; Col·laborador) 193 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Treasury of Favorite Poems (Editor) 189 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Concise treasury of great poems (Editor) 171 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Modern American Poetry (Editor) 165 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Albatross Book of Verse (Editor) 146 exemplars
Story Poems: An Anthology of Narrative Verse (Editor) 99 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan 97 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Modern British Poetry (Editor) 96 exemplars
This Singing World 89 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Love Sonnets (Editor) 54 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Treasury of Ribaldry (Editor) 46 exemplars
For You With Love 38 exemplars
The Forms of Poetry 34 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rainbow in the Sky 27 exemplars
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (Editor) 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Pan Book of Limericks (Editor) 26 exemplars
Plants of the Bible 26 exemplars
Doorways to Poetry 26 exemplars
Love Lyrics (Editor) 21 exemplars
Stars to Steer By 19 exemplars
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (Editor) 19 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Paths of Poetry 10 exemplars
Heinrich Heine: Paradox and poet 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Cat O' Nine Tales 10 exemplars
Long feud, selected poems 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Galaxy of Verse 8 exemplars
The lowest form of wit 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Moses, a novel 6 exemplars
The Pocket Treasury 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Heavens 5 exemplars
Labyrinth of Love 5 exemplars
Challenge 4 exemplars
Pour Toi 4 exemplars
Including Horace 4 exemplars
Burning Bush. 3 exemplars
Roses 2 exemplars
Roast Leviathan 2 exemplars
TheseTimes 2 exemplars
Barchester Towers 1 exemplars
Words of Wisdom 1 exemplars
Your lucky stars 1 exemplars
American Poems 1 exemplars
Food and drink 1 exemplars
Adirondack Cycle 1 exemplars
Lift Up Your Heart 1 exemplars
The Heart 1 exemplars
Collected parodies 1 exemplars
THANKS, A Poem 1 exemplars
The donkey of God 1 exemplars
The Dog of Pompeii 1 exemplars
The New Adam 1 exemplars
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Contes de Canterbury (Introducció, algunes edicions) 20,392 exemplars, 161 ressenyes
Cyrano de Bergerac (Traductor, algunes edicions) 6,786 exemplars, 75 ressenyes
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Editor, algunes edicions; Editor, algunes edicions) 4,817 exemplars, 76 ressenyes
A High Wind in Jamaica (Introducció, algunes edicions) 1,975 exemplars, 65 ressenyes
Poemes d'Edgar Allan Poe (Editor, algunes edicions) 1,477 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Grimm's Fairy Tales {unspecified} (Editor, algunes edicions) 1,459 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Robert Frost's Poems (Editor) 1,168 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Odes i èpodes (Editor, algunes edicions) 911 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Poems (Editor, algunes edicions) 846 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Complete Works of Horace (Traductor, algunes edicions) 774 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Editor, algunes edicions) 545 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash (Introducció, algunes edicions) 485 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
A Pocket Book of Robert Frost's Poems (Introduction and Commentary) 281 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Love Poems of Elizabeth And Robert Browning (Editor, algunes edicions) 211 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems (Editor, algunes edicions) 143 exemplars
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (Col·laborador) 124 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Col·laborador) 102 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (Col·laborador) 85 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Editor & Introduction, algunes edicions) 60 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Love Poems of Robert Herrick and John Donne (Editor, algunes edicions) 43 exemplars
The American Poets; Longfellow (Editor, algunes edicions) 24 exemplars
Poems of Heinrich Heine (Traductor, algunes edicions; Editor) 17 exemplars
The Golden Book of Quotations (Pròleg) 17 exemplars
The Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Editor) 17 exemplars
Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads (Pròleg) 13 exemplars
The Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman (Editor, algunes edicions) 7 exemplars
Focus (Col·laborador) 6 exemplars
A cedar box, (Pròleg) 5 exemplars
War poems from the Yale review (Col·laborador) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Treasury of the Spoken Word (Introducció) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
McBride's Magazine, September 1915 (Col·laborador) 1 exemplars

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"Untermeyer ... continued to be active in campaigning for left-wing causes and as a result the FBI had been collecting a file of his activities. His name was also mentioned during the House of Un-American Activities Committee investigation into communist subversion. This was brought to the attention of the television industry and in 1951 Untermeyer was sacked from the television show and was blacklisted. Like many left-wing artists during this period, Untermeyer became a victim of McCarthyism.

"In his autobiography, Timebends - A Life (1987), Arthur Miller, explained how Untermeyer responded to this victimization: 'Louis went back to his apartment. Normally we ran into each other in the street once or twice a week or kept in touch every month or so, but I no longer saw him in the neighborhood or heard from him. Louis didn't leave his apartment for almost a year and a half. An overwhelming and paralyzing fear had risen him. More than a political fear, it was really that he had witnessed the tenuousness of human connection and it had left him in terror. He had always loved a lot and been loved, especially on the TV program where his quips were vastly appreciated, and suddenly, he had been thrown into the street, abolished.'"
Married four times, to Jean, Virginia, Esther, then Bryna.
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El llibre de Louis Untermeyer The Canterbury Tales estava disponible a LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

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