Who is Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American poet and short story writer.

Early life

Schwartz was born in 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, where he also grew up. His parents, Harry and Rose, both Romanian Jews, separated when Schwartz was nine, and their divorce had a profound effect on him. He had a younger brother, Kenneth. In 1930, Schwartz's father suddenly died at the age of 49. Though Harry had accumulated a good deal of wealth from his dealings in the real estate business, Delmore inherited only a small amount of that money as the result of the shady dealings of the executor of Harry's estate. According to Schwartz's biographer, James Atlas, "Delmore continued to hope that he would eventually receive his legacy [even] as late as 1946."Sc...
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Delmore Schwartz Poems

  • Baudelaire
    When I fall asleep, and even during sleep,
    I hear, quite distinctly, voices speaking
    Whole phrases, commonplace and trivial,
    Having no relation to my affairs. ...
  • Dogs Are Shakespearean, Children Are Strangers
    Dogs are Shakespearean, children are strangers.
    Let Freud and Wordsworth discuss the child,
    Angels and Platonists shall judge the dog,
    The running dog, who paused, distending nostrils, ...
  • In The Naked Bed, In Plato's Cave
    In the naked bed, in Plato's cave,
    Reflected headlights slowly slid the wall,
    Carpenters hammered under the shaded window,
    Wind troubled the window curtains all night long, ...
  • Poem (in The Morning, When It Was Raining)
    In the morning, when it was raining,
    Then the birds were hectic and loudy;
    Through all the reign is fall's entertaining;
    Their singing was erratic and full of disorder: ...
  • Poem (old Man In The Crystal Morning After Snow)
    Old man in the crystal morning after snow,
    Your throat swathed in a muffler, your bent
    Figure building the snow man which is meant
    For the grandchild's target, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Delmore Schwartz

Love 22 I Love You 22 Night 21 Long 21 Death 20 Time 20 White 20 Great 19 Heart 18 Sea 16


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Aliner: "delmore was already the poet on the cross of culture, every muscle contorted; brooklyn's best, nailed down." - alfred kazin on delmore schwartz, 1978
Aliner: let us be aware of the true dark gods acknowledgeing the cache of the crotch the primitive pure and pwerful pink and grey private sensitivites wincing, marvelous in their sweetness, whence rises the future. therefore let us praise miss marilyn monroe. - delmore schwartz
Beineckelibrary: heavy notation: delmore schwartz's copy of finnegans wake by james joyce via
Wildwritinglife: my favorite title of the day: in dreams begin responsibilities (by delmore schwartz)
Aliner: james gorney on being a student in delmore schwartz's lectures on james' ulysses.
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Charles Baudelaire Poem
Le Voyage
 by Charles Baudelaire

A Maxime Du Camp
I

Pour l'enfant, amoureux de cartes et d'estampes,
L'univers est égal à son vaste appétit.
Ah! que le monde est grand à la clarté des lampes!
Aux yeux du souvenir que le monde est petit!

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