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Louis Untermeyer (1885–1977)

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Louis Untermeyer was born in 1885 in New York City. He was a poet, anthologist, and editor. Untermeyer was known for his wit and his love of puns. For a while, he held Marxist beliefs, writing for magazines such as The Masses. He advocated that the U.S. should stay out of World War 1. After the visa mer suppression of that magazine by the U.S. government, he joined The Liberator, published by the Workers Party of America. Later he wrote for the independent socialist magazine The New Masses. He was a co-founder of "The Seven Arts," a poetry magazine that is credited for introducing many new poets, including Robert Frost. In 1950, Untermeyer was a panelist during the first year of the What's My Line? television quiz program. According to Bennett Cerf, Untermeyer would sign virtually any piece of paper that someone placed in front of him, and Untermeyer inadvertently signed a few Communist proclamations. He was named during the hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigating communist subversion. At that point, the producers told Untermeyer that he had to leave the television series. The controversy surrounding Untermeyer led to him being blacklisted by the television industry. Louis Untermeyer was the author or editor of close to 100 books, from 1911 until his death in 1977. Many of his books and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section of the Lilly Library at Indiana University. Schools used his Modern American and British poetry books widely, and they often introduced college students to poetry. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: English: American writer, poet, literary critic, and editor Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977)


Verk av Louis Untermeyer

The Golden Treasury of Poetry (1959) — Redaktör — 587 exemplar, 9 recensioner
New Enlarged Pocket Anthology of Robert Frost's Poems (1971) — Redaktör — 454 exemplar, 2 recensioner
A Treasury of Great Poems (1955) — Redaktör — 398 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Modern American and Modern British Poetry (1919) — Redaktör — 310 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Treasury of Favorite Poems (1932) — Redaktör — 214 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1972) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 212 exemplar, 4 recensioner
A Concise treasury of great poems (1968) — Redaktör — 186 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Modern American Poetry (1962) — Redaktör — 177 exemplar, 1 recension
Grimm's Fairy Tales (Collectors Edition) The 100 Greatest Stories Ever Written (1810) — Redaktör — 170 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Albatross Book of Verse (1933) — Redaktör — 121 exemplar
Modern British Poetry (1962) — Redaktör — 106 exemplar
Story Poems: An Anthology of Narrative Verse (1976) — Redaktör — 105 exemplar, 1 recension
The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan (1945) 102 exemplar, 4 recensioner
This Singing World (1923) 95 exemplar, 1 recension
Æsop's Fables (A Giant Golden Book) (1958) — Redaktör — 77 exemplar
The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense (1970) 74 exemplar, 1 recension
Love Sonnets (1974) — Redaktör — 62 exemplar, 1 recension
Collins Albatross Book of Verse (1960) — Redaktör — 55 exemplar
Tales from the Ballet (1969) 52 exemplar
A Treasury of Ribaldry (1956) — Redaktör — 48 exemplar
Lots of limericks: light, lusty, and lasting (1994) — Redaktör — 47 exemplar
For You With Love (1961) 40 exemplar
The Forms of Poetry (1948) 38 exemplar, 1 recension
The second Christmas (1961) 37 exemplar
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (1952) — Redaktör — 33 exemplar, 1 recension
Plants of the Bible (1970) 30 exemplar
Rainbow in the Sky (1985) 30 exemplar
Poems: Selections from the Golden Treasury of Poetry (1959) — Redaktör — 29 exemplar
Doorways to Poetry (2000) 28 exemplar
More Poems from the Golden Treasury of Poetry (1970) 26 exemplar, 1 recension
The Pocket Book of Story Poems (1945) — Redaktör — 25 exemplar, 1 recension
Pan Book of Limericks (1968) — Redaktör — 25 exemplar
The Pursuit of Poetry (1969) 25 exemplar
Love Lyrics (1965) — Redaktör — 22 exemplar
Stars to Steer By (1959) 21 exemplar
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (2007) — Redaktör — 19 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Big and Little Creatures (1961) 15 exemplar
Cat O' Nine Tales (1971) 12 exemplar
Heinrich Heine: Paradox and poet (1937) 11 exemplar, 1 recension
The Paths of Poetry (1966) 11 exemplar
Robert Frost: a backward look (1964) 11 exemplar
A Galaxy of Verse (1978) 10 exemplar
Long feud, selected poems (1962) 9 exemplar, 1 recension
The lowest form of wit (1947) 8 exemplar, 1 recension
The Kitten Who Barked (1962) 8 exemplar
One and one and one (2016) 7 exemplar
The Golden Treasure Chest: Favorite Classics (1968) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
The Pocket Treasury (1947) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
Moses, a novel (1958) 6 exemplar
This is your day,: A poem (1964) 5 exemplar
Labyrinth of Love (1901) 5 exemplar
Heavens (2008) 5 exemplar
Pour Toi (1968) 5 exemplar
Including Horace (1919) 4 exemplar
Rainbow in the Sky (1935) 4 exemplar
Challenge (2016) 4 exemplar
The book of noble thoughts (1946) 4 exemplar
More Poems 3 exemplar
The New Adam 3 exemplar
American Poetry Since 1900 (1977) 3 exemplar
Burning Bush. (1928) 3 exemplar
Wordsworth to Dylan Thomas (1988) 2 exemplar
The donkey of God (1999) 2 exemplar
Roses 2 exemplar
Grimm's Fairy Tales Vol I (1962) 2 exemplar
The Dog of Pompeii 2 exemplar, 1 recension
Roast Leviathan (1975) 2 exemplar
TheseTimes (1917) 2 exemplar
Collected parodies 2 exemplar
The Best Humor Annual (1952) 2 exemplar
The Best Humor of 1949-1950. (1950) 2 exemplar
Words of Wisdom 1 exemplar
Chip: My Life and Times (1933) 1 exemplar
Your lucky stars 1 exemplar
American Poems 1 exemplar
Barchester Towers 1 exemplar
The Heart 1 exemplar
�sop's fables 1 exemplar
The Worlds Great Stories (1968) 1 exemplar
Grimm's Fairy Tales Vol II (1962) 1 exemplar
Food and drink 1 exemplar
THANKS, A Poem (1965) 1 exemplar
Adirondack Cycle (1929) 1 exemplar
Lift Up Your Heart 1 exemplar
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám 1 exemplar, 1 recension
Westwind Songs 1 exemplar
The Magic Circle 1 exemplar

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New York, New York, USA
Newtown, Connecticut, USA
left high school without graduating
Priser och utmärkelser
U.S. Poet Laureate, 1961-1963
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1941)
Kort biografi
"Untermeyer ... continued to be active in campaigning for left-wing causes and as a result the FBI had been collecting a file of his activities. His name was also mentioned during the House of Un-American Activities Committee investigation into communist subversion. This was brought to the attention of the television industry and in 1951 Untermeyer was sacked from the television show and was blacklisted. Like many left-wing artists during this period, Untermeyer became a victim of McCarthyism.

"In his autobiography, Timebends - A Life (1987), Arthur Miller, explained how Untermeyer responded to this victimization: 'Louis went back to his apartment. Normally we ran into each other in the street once or twice a week or kept in touch every month or so, but I no longer saw him in the neighborhood or heard from him. Louis didn't leave his apartment for almost a year and a half. An overwhelming and paralyzing fear had risen him. More than a political fear, it was really that he had witnessed the tenuousness of human connection and it had left him in terror. He had always loved a lot and been loved, especially on the TV program where his quips were vastly appreciated, and suddenly, he had been thrown into the street, abolished.'"
Married four times, to Jean, Virginia, Esther, then Bryna.



My fifth grade students and I enjoyed a lively discussion about this touching story. Tito, a blind homeless boy living in Pompeii, experiences the famous eruption of 79 AD. Tito relies on Bimbo, his faithful dog/comerade, for survival. Our discussion ranged from the importance of the setting for this story, the relationship between Bimbo and Tito, faithfulness and sacrifice, as well as foreshadowing and prophesy within the story.
This book sparked interest in not only Mt. Vesuvius, but other active volcanoes in the world.… (mer)
Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
favorites of romance, humor, adventure
SrMaryLea | Aug 22, 2023 |
This was a thrift-store pickup, mainly due to the interesting period artwork within. The most important thing about it, I guess, would be if I found it at least somewhat funny or not. I may have chuckled once maybe twice in the reading. To be honest most of the humor is definitely dated (it is from 1946 after all). However, a lot of the humor is based on the premise that women talk a lot and are emotional, men are the opposite. One example being A Pair of Sexes by Franklin P. Adams. A man talks on the phone in Part I which is a single line of dialogue. In Part II it's a woman on the phone and goes on for almost two pages. Basically, a visual joke when looking at the text. The intended effect the author was probably hoping for was that the reader would stop partways into the female dialogue and chuckle not having to continue but seeing the length. The effect on me was simply a sigh and a little anger at the (long dead) author for wasting my precious time.
Another premise that is "of its time" is humor aimed at immigrant and Jewish stereotypes with only a couple of bits of actual racist humor rearing its ugly head. The n-word does show up once (its "less" potent variant shows up about twice elsewhere) but I cannot remember which story, I hit that word and just skipped the story (most of these things just blend together into an antiquated mush really). Note that most, maybe all, of the authors whose work appears in this collection were born in the 19th-century and long dead by the time this book was published.
There are extracts from other (better) books such as a section on Mark Twain with The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County reprinted in full with extracts from Tom Sawyer (Tom Whitewashes the Fence) and Roughing It. There is also a bit from Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris (The Wonderful Tar Baby Story) and multiple episodes drawn from other novels and longer pieces.
Despite these hurdles I did find a few stories that I enjoyed reading. These would be: The Obituary Poet by Max Adeler (here's where I laughed), The Elephant Cutlet by Ludwig Bemelmans, the poem To a Small Boy Standing on My Shoes While I Am Wearing Them by Ogden Nash, Butch Minds the Baby by Damon Runyon, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (hey it is a classic though I always picture Disney's cartoon while reading it), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, and I did enjoy The Art of Insult Or, The Devastating Crusher section along with Edward Lear's Limericks and the More Limericks section.
Overall, it wasn't a bad buy for two bucks. There are a few bits of classic humor buried in here but overall it's stuff that has less aged badly rather than having been utterly left behind in the ashes of history. Even some of the daily life references were very alien to me. It also contains stories not just with the previously mentioned flaws but many are also very dialogue-heavy and written in very dense colloquialisms (Haw-haw, they speak funny, pfft) both of these things I hate with an overriding passion (I avoided the O.Henry section, besides I've read both the omnibus volumes of his work so I've paid my dues).
So, would I recommend this book to anybody? Not really. There's probably text from novels and other books that are hard or nearly impossible to find now and it suited my purpose for some light reading but the stuff I thought was a good read can be had elsewhere with more consistent quality in the text for the most part.
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Ranjr | Jul 13, 2023 |
This was a treasured book of Ed’s. I had it rebound for him while I was at the Athenaeum.
Eurekas | 3 andra recensioner | May 4, 2023 |



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