Pen Name: None
Genres: Poetry, Other;
Born: 1910 in Springfield, Illinois
Deceased: 1985 in Hamden, Connecticut
Fitzgerald was born and raised in Springfield.
Biographical and Professional Information
Robert Fitzgerald attended Harvard in 1933. Upon graduation, he became a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and TIME magazine. In WWII he servced with the U.S. Navy at Guam and Pearl Harbor. After the War he became an instructor at Sarah Lawrence University and subsquently Princeton University. He was poetry editor for the "New Republic" and succeeded Archibald MacLeish as Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Emeritus at Harvard. He was a member of the American Academy of Art and Science and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Mr. Fitzgerald is well know for his translations of the ancient classics. Flannery O'Connor was an associate and edited some of her works.
The Third Kind of Knowledge: Memoirs and Selected Writings, New Directions, 1993
Enlarging the Change: The Princeton Seminars in Literary Criticism, 1949-1951, Northeastern, 1988
Spring Shade Poems: 1931 --1970, New Directions, 1971
Titles at Your Library
Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1984–1985
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