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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Marcus Schuyler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other Poetry

Born: Movember 9, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois


-- James Marcus Schuyler on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james+marcus+schuyler


Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Schuyler was a poet, novelist and playwright. He attended Bethany College in West Virginia and then moved to New York City. There, he worked for NBC before moving to Ischia, Italy to attend the University of Florence. After returning to the United States, Schuyler setteled in New York City where he was a central figure in the New York School and worked at the Museum of Modern Art. Schuyler was also an art critic at ''Art News''and a contributor to various periodicals including the ''New Yorker'', ''Poetry'' and ''Paris Review''.


Published Works

  • Alfred and Guinevere, Harcourt, 1958
  • Collected Poems, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993
  • Selected Poems, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988
  • A Nest of Ninnies, Dutton, 1969 - written with John Ashbery
  • What's for Dinner?, Black Sparrow Press, 1978
  • Early in `71, Small Press Distribution, 1982
  • Collected Poems, Farrar, Straus, 1995


Selected Titles At Your Library

Alfred and Guinevere /
ISBN: 0940322498. OCLC Number:

New York Review Books,. New York :. 2001.

In a novel which explores "the boundaries between fantasy and reality, innocence and knowledge ... Alfred and Guinevere are two children who have been sent by their parents to spend the summer at their grandmother's house in the country."--Cover.

Collected poems /
ISBN: 0374524033. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. New York :. 1993.

The definitive edition of an outstanding contemporary poet's work, the Collected Poems gathers together all of James Schuyler's published collections, including the long-out-of-print Freely Espousing (1969), The Crystal Lithium (1972), and Hymn to Life (1974), as well as poems from The Home Book (1977) and other small-press editions. It closes with a substantial group of previously uncollected poems. This compendium allows us to see the full range of Schuyler's achievement, confirming the widely held view that his is among this century's most vital and distinctive poetic careers.

Selected poems /
ISBN: 0374530890. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. New York :. 2007.

A nest of ninnies :
ISBN: 1564785203. OCLC Number:

Dalkey Archive Press,. Champaign, Ill. :. 2008.

What's for dinner? /
ISBN: 1590171675. OCLC Number:

New York Review Books,. New York :. ©2006.

Collected poems /
ISBN: 0374524033. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. New York :. 1993.

The definitive edition of an outstanding contemporary poet's work, the Collected Poems gathers together all of James Schuyler's published collections, including the long-out-of-print Freely Espousing (1969), The Crystal Lithium (1972), and Hymn to Life (1974), as well as poems from The Home Book (1977) and other small-press editions. It closes with a substantial group of previously uncollected poems. This compendium allows us to see the full range of Schuyler's achievement, confirming the widely held view that his is among this century's most vital and distinctive poetic careers.


Awards

Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry in 1969 for

Freely Espousing