Delmore Schwartz


Born
in New York City, The United States
December 08, 1913

Died
July 11, 1966

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Delmore Schwartz was born December 8, 1913, in Brooklyn. The marriage of his parents Harry and Rose, both Roumanian immigrants, was doomed to fail. Sadly, this misfortune with relationships was also a theme in Schwartz's life. His alcoholism, frequent use of barbiturates and amphetamines, and battles with various mental diseases, proved adverse in his relationships with women. His first marriage to Gertrude Buckman lasted six years; his second, to the young novelist Elizabeth Pollett, ended after his ceaseless paranoid accusations of adultery led him to attack an art critic with whom he believed Elizabeth was having an affair.

Despite his turbulent and unsettling home life as a child, Schwartz was a gifted and intellectual young student. He
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Selected Poems: Summer Know...

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Last and Lost Poems

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Once and for All: The Best ...

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Screeno: Stories  Poems

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The Ego Is Always at the Wh...

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I Am Cherry Alive, the Litt...

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4.47 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1979
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Successful Love and Other S...

3.42 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1961 — 3 editions
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The World is a Wedding

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1948 — 4 editions
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Letters of Delmore Schwartz

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“Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.

(Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day)”
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“Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.”
Delmore Schwartz, Last and Lost Poems

“I am a book I neither wrote nor read.”
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