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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kenneth Fearing  

Pen Name: Kirk Wolff

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: July 28, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: June 26, 1961 in New York


-- Kenneth Fearing on Modern American Poetry Website -- http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/fearing/fearing.htm
-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Fearing
-- Kenneth Fearing on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kenneth++fearing


Illinois Connection

Fearing was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for two years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fearing was an American poet and writer. He was considered one of the most prominent poets during the Great Depression. After college, Fearing moved to New York City where he began a career as a poet and was active in leftist politics. In the Twenties and Thirties, he published regularly in ''The New Yorker'' and helped found ''The Partisan Review''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Blood to remember :
ISBN: 0896722147. OCLC Number: 22766070

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Clark Gifford's body /
ISBN: 1590171829. OCLC Number: 62281493

New York Review Books,. .

Clark Gifford is a disaffected politician in a nameless, media-driven modern state where representative politics has dwindled to the corrupt transaction of business as usual, and a foreign war is always breaking out on the horizon. One night Gifford and some of his followers seize radio stations to broadcast a call for freedom -- a rebellion that is immediately put down by the government and whose motive will remain forever obscure. Even so, it leads to twenty years of war.

Collected poems of Kenneth Fearing.
ISBN: 0404146619. OCLC Number: 2523372

AMS Press,. .

New and selected poems /
ISBN: 0313241759. OCLC Number: 9830643

Greenwood Press,. .

Selected poems
ISBN: 193108257X. OCLC Number: 54815171

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Selected poems by Kenneth Fearing.

The big clock
ISBN: 9781409121152. OCLC Number: 649802701

Orion,. .

The big clock /
ISBN: 1590171810. OCLC Number: 61247206

New York Review Books,. .