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Guy Davenport

Guy DavenportAKA Guy Mattison Davenport

Born: 23-Nov-1927
Birthplace: Anderson, SC
Died: 4-Jan-2005
Location of death: Lexington, KY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Thasos and Ohio

Military service: US Army (1950-52, 756th Field Artillery, 18th Airborne Corps)

Father: (railway agent)

    University: Duke University
    University: Merton College, Oxford University (1948-50, Rhodes scholarship)
    Teacher: Washington University in St. Louis
    University: PhD, Harvard University
    Professor: Haverford College (1961-63)
    Professor: University of Kentucky (1963-90)

    National Review Reviewer (1961-73)
    Rhodes Scholarship 1948
    MacArthur Fellowship 1990 ($365K)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1998

Is the subject of books:
Guy Davenport: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1947-1995, 1996, BY: Joan Crane

Author of books:
Goldfinch Thistle Star (1983, poetry)
Thasos and Ohio: Poems and Translations 1950-1980 (1986, poetry)
Every Force Evolves a Form: Twenty Essays (1987, essays)
Flowers & Leaves: Poema vel Sonata, Carmina Autumni Primaeque Veris Transformationem (1991, poetry)
The Hunter Gracchus and Other Papers on Literature and Art (1996, essays)


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