Website: Delmore Schwartz (Wikipedia)
Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American
from Brooklyn, New York. His first published work was the short story
"In Dreams Begin Responsibilities," which was published in 1937 in the
Partisan Review. This and other short stories and poems were collected
and released in his first book, under the same name (1938). (The story
was later republished in the collection In Dreams Begin
Responsibilities and Other Stories (1978) (ISBN
first work was well received, and made him a well-known figure in New
York intellectual circles. There he became known as a democratic
Socialist and an associate of Irving Howe.
Over the next three decades he published numerous stories, poems, and
plays, and edited the Partisan Review from 1943 to 1955. In 1959, he
became the youngest recipient of the Bollingen Prize, awarded for a
collection of poetry he released that year, Summer Knowledge: New and
Selected Poems. Included in the collection is "Calmly We Walk Through
This April's Day."
However, his later life was marred by alcoholism and finally insanity;
this downward spiral following his initial success formed the basis for
Saul Bellow's novel Humboldt's Gift (1975.)....
Short story collections