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Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer


Born
in New York City, The United States
October 01, 1885

Died
December 18, 1977

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Louis Untermeyer was the author, editor or compiler, and translator of more than one hundred books for readers of all ages. He will be best remembered as the prolific anthologist whose collections have introduced students to contemporary American poetry since 1919. The son of an established New York jeweler, Untermeyer's interest in poetry led to friendships with poets from three generations, including many of the century's major writers. His tastes were eclectic. Martin Weil related in the Washington Post that Untermeyer once "described himself as 'a bone collector' with 'the mind of a magpie.'" He was a liberal who did much to allay the Victorian myth that poetry is a high-brow art. "What most of us don't realize is that everyone loves po ...more

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The Golden Treasury of Poetry

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4.62 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1959 — 6 editions
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A Treasury of Great Poems

4.30 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1901 — 8 editions
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Modern British Poetry

4.03 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1925 — 21 editions
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A Concise Treasury of Great...

4.32 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1960 — 5 editions
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Modern American Poetry and ...

4.34 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1919 — 13 editions
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Tales from the Ballet

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4.39 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Modern American Poetry

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4.18 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1919 — 29 editions
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The Dog of Pompeii

4.24 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1932
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Treasury Of Favorite Poems

4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Albatross Book of Verse: En...

4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1960 — 4 editions
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“Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money.”
Louis Untermeyer

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