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Born in December 8, 1913 / Died in July 11, 1966 / United States / English


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  • In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (story, poem, lyrics, and a play), New Directions, 1938.
  • (Translator) Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell, New Directions, 1939, 2nd edition, 1940.
  • Shenandoah (one-act verse play; produced Off-Off-Broadway, 1969), New Directions, 1941.
  • Genesis, Book One (prose and poetry), J. Laughlin (New York, NY), 1943.
  • The World is a Wedding (stories), New Directions, 1948.
  • Vaudeville for a Princess, and Other Poems, New Directions, 1950.
  • (With John Crowe Ransom and John Hall Wheelock) American Poetry at Mid-Century, Gertrude Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, 1958.
  • Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems, 1938-1958, Doubleday, 1959, published as Selected Poems: Summer Knowledge, 1938-1958, New Directions, 1967.
  • Successful Love, and Other Stories, Corinth, 1961.
  • (Compiler and author of foreword) Syracuse Poems, 1964, Department of English, Syracuse University, 1965.
  • Selected Essays of Delmore Schwartz, edited by Donald A. Dike and David H. Zucker, University of Chicago Press, 1970.
  • In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories, edited by James Atlas, New Directions, 1978.
  • I Am Cherry Alive, the Little Girl Sang, Harper, 1979, with illustrations by George Condo published as I Am Cherry Alive : Poem, Chronicle, 1995.
  • Last and Lost Poems of Delmore Schwartz, edited by Robert Phillips, Vanguard, 1979, revised edition, New Direction, 1989.
  • Letters of Delmore Schwartz, edited by Phillips, Ontario Review Press, 1985.
  • Portrait of Delmore: Journals and Notes of Delmore Schwartz, 1939-1959, Farrar, Straus, 1986.
  • The Ego Is Always at the Wheel: Bagatelles, introduction by Phillips, New Directions, 1986.
  • Delmore Schwartz and James Laughlin: Selected Letters, edited by Phillips, Norton, 1993.

Author of an unpublished manuscript, "The Imitation of Life, and Other Problems of Literary Criticism." Contributor to New York Times Book Review, Commentary, New Yorker, Poetry, Southern Review, and other publications.