Longfellow: His Life and Work
by Newton Arvin
A biography of the popular poet by a distinguished modern critic whose assessment reminds the reader that poets popular in their own time are often unjustly ignored in later eras.
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published May 5th 1977 by Greenwood Press
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Wow was this detailed. I didn't know that much about Longfellow and this wasn't the best introduction. This guy is profoundly critical of his work and doesn't judge him to be a great American author. It would be better to read this after have read more Longfellow and then I would have more background to work with.