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Robert Duncan

Poet (7-Jan-1919 — 3-Feb-1988)


Robert J. Bertholf. Robert Duncan: A Descriptive Bibliography. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1986. 491pp.

Robert J. Bertholf; Albert Gelpi (editors). The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. Stanford University Press. 2003. 856pp.

Robert J. Bertholf; Ian W. Reid (editors). Robert Duncan: Scales of the Marvelous. New York: New Directions. 1979. 245pp.

Robert J. Bertholf (editor). A Great Admiration: H.D./Robert Duncan: Correspondence 1950-1961. Venice, CA: The Lapis Press. 1992. 66pp.

Ekbert Faas. Young Robert Duncan: Portrait of the Poet as Homosexual in Society. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1983. 361pp.

Willard Fox III. Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn and Robert Ducan: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1989. 549pp. With an extensive annotated bibliography, covering 1944-66.

Mark Andrew Johnson. Robert Duncan. Boston, MA: Macmillan. 1988.

Peter O'Leary. Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness. Wesleyan University Press. 2002. 268pp.

Sherman Paul. The Lost America of Love: Rereading Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn and Robert Duncan. Louisiana State University Press. 1981. 248pp.

Michael Rumaker. Robert Duncan in San Francisco: A Memoir. San Francisco, CA: Grey Fox Press. 1996. 88pp. Gay life in 1950s San Francisco.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.196)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.215)

  9. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.63)

  10. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.412-13)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.297)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.206)

  13. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.90)

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