William Ellery Leonard: The Procb

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Jun 1, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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William Ellery Leonard was an eccentric poet, professor, and critic whose romantic ideals were set against a world whose aesthetics were fast turning away from his own. He lived a life marked by both success and dramatic failure, both personally and professionally. His first wife s suicide would haunt him and mark one of his greatest poems, the sonnet sequence Two Lives; his translations of Lucretius and Beowulf stood as hallmarks of the craft for decades after they were published; and his political satires written in response to the University sphere he lived and worked in remain as effective today as they once were.

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Neale Reinitz (19232012) was Professor Emeritus of English at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where he taught eighteenth-century English literature.

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