Matheson collection of Leonard Bacon poetry
- 1928 - 1953
- Bacon, Leonard, 1887-1954 (Person)
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This collection is open for use.
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0.17 Cubic Feet (1 folder and 1 over-sized folder)
Biographical / Historical
During the 1920s, Bacon published poetry in the Saturday Review of Literature using the pseudonym Autholycus. Ph.D.s, a volume of satiric verse, was published in 1925, followed by Guinea-fowl and other Poultry (1927), The Legend of Quincebald (1928), and Lost Buffalo, and other Poems, (1930). Between 1927 and 1932, Bacon lived with his wife and three daughters in Florence, Italy. He returned to the United States in 1932, and his poetry began to regularly appear in Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker, and Saturday Review. Bacon won a Pulitzer prize in 1940 for Sunderland Capture, and Other Poems. Leonard Bacon died in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, January 1, 1954.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
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The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA