Posts Tagged: Delmore Schwartz

Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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Sound & Vision: Anthony DeCurtis

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Allyson McCabe talks with Anthony DeCurtis, author and music journalist, about the art of the interview, his friendship with Lou Reed, and teaching in the digital age.

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Second Acts: Delmore Schwartz

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Stories by Delmore Schwartz are not nearly as abundant as stories about Delmore Schwartz. While the latter may be more amusing, they are ultimately tragic, for that is how Schwartz has gone down in history—as a tragic figure, a poète maudit or doomed poet

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Lou Reed, the poet

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Lou Reed, member of The Velvet Underground, wrote a poem, “O Delmore how I miss you,” to his college professor Delmore Schwartz in Poetry Magazine. “Reading Yeats and the bell had rung but the poem was not over you hadn’t finished reading—liquid rivulets sprang from your nose but still you would not stop reading. I […]

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