Encyclopedia of World Biography. Supplement by Jennifer Mossman

By Jennifer Mossman

The examine of biography has regularly held a huge, if no longer explicitly said, position at school curricula. The absence in faculties of a category in particular dedicated to learning the lives of the giants of human historical past belies the point of interest so much classes have continually had on humans. From precedent days to the current, the realm has been formed by means of the choices, philosophies, innovations, discoveries, inventive creations, scientific breakthroughs, and written works of its myriad personalities. Librarians, lecturers, and scholars alike realize that our lives are immensely enriched once we know about these people who have made their mark at the global we are living in this day.

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Auden, and Dylan Thomas. During his second year, Berryman won the Oldham Shakespeare Scholarship, a prestigious award, and published several poems in the Southern Review. Early Poems homa, Smith moved his family, which by then included a second son, Robert Jefferson (born 1917), to Florida in order to benefit from an economic boom occurring at that time. Unfortunately, by the mid-1920s the boom was over, and Smith’s business ventures in land speculation failed. With his business career in shambles, Smith became depressed and withdrawn.

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Although several critics acknowledged Berryman’s potential, he was once again criticized for spending too much energy on the technical forms of his verse and somehow missing any depth of feeling and senses. Despite the mixed reviews, Berryman received the Sherry Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 1947, Berryman’s poetry found its emotional voice in the verse he wrote about an extramarital affair with the wife of a Princeton graduate student. Not published until 1967, Berryman’s Sonnets, provides a running commentary on his conflicting feelings of exhilaration, guilt, anxiety, and hope.

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