Delmore Schwartz

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Birthday
8, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 11, 1966 (52)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 11, 1966 (52)

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About

Bollingen Prize-winning American poet and author known for a 1959 collection entitled Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems. His other works include In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and The World Is a Wedding.

Before Fame

He studied at Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin, and New York University.

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He suffered from mental illness and alcoholism and died at age fifty-two. At the time of his death, he was a resident at New York's Columbia Hotel.

Family Life

He was married to Gertrude Buckman from 1937-1943; he later wed and divorced Elizabeth Pollet.

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Musician Lou Reed dedicated his song "European Sun" to Schwartz.

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