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Richard Poirier

AKA William Richard Poirier

Born: 9-Sep-1925
Birthplace: Gloucester, MA
Died: 15-Aug-2009
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Accident - Fall

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Raritan, A Quarterly Review

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

Father: (fisherman)

    University: Amherst College (1949)
    University: MA, Yale University (1951)
    University: Cambridge University (on a Fulbright)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1960)
    Professor: Harvard University (1958-63)
    Professor: English, Rutgers University (1963-2002)
    Administrator: Chairman, English Dept., Rutgers University (1963-72)

    Raritan, A Quarterly Review Founder and Editor (1981-2002)
    Library of America Co-Founder (1979)
    Partisan Review Editor (1963-73)

Author of books:
The Comic Sense of Henry James: A Study of the Early Novels (1960)
A World Elsewhere: The Place of Style in American Literature (1966)
The Performing Self: Compositions and Decompositions in the Languages of Contemporary Life (1971)
Norman Mailer (1972)
Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing (1977)
The Renewal of Literature: Emersonian Reflections (1987)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1990)
Poetry and Pragmatism (1992)
Trying It Out in America: Literary and Other Performances (2003)

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