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Delmore Schwartz

Delmore SchwartzBorn: 8-Dec-1913
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 11-Jul-1966
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Cedar Park Cemetery, Emerson, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Summer Knowledge

Schwartz was the model for Saul Bellow's character, Humboldt von Fleisher, in Humboldt's Gift (1975). Frequently dated teenage girls.

Father: Harry Schwartz
Mother: Rose
Brother: Kenneth

    University: University of Wisconsin (attended 1931-32)
    University: BA Philosophy, New York University (1935)
    University: Harvard University (graduate work, 1935-37)
    Professor: Syracuse University (1962-)

    The New Republic Poetry Editor, Film Critic (1955-57)
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1960
    Romanian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (1938, collection)
Genesis (1943, poetry)
The World Is a Wedding (1948, short stories)
Vaudeville for a Princess and Other Poems (1950, poetry)
Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems, 1938-1958 (1959, poetry)
Successful Love and Other Stories (1961, short stories)


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