Some aspects of his early life seem to have influenced his mature concept of the poet. More important, both his parents fostered a strong sense of moral responsibility in the young MacLeish. He went on to Harvard Law School, marrying Ada Hitchcock inbut his education was interrupted by his enlisting in the U.
Although he focused his studies on law, he also began writing poetry during this time. In he married Ada Hitchcock.
At the onset of World War I, MacLeish volunteered as an ambulance driver, and later became a captain of field artillery. Upon returning home, he worked in Boston as a lawyer but found that the position distracted him from his poetry.
He resigned inon the day that he was promoted to partner in the firm. MacLeish then moved his family to France and began to focus on writing. MacLeish won the Pulitzer Prize for his efforts in From toMacLeish worked as an editor at Fortune magazine.
During that period, he wrote two radio dramas to increase patriotism and warn Americans against fascism. MacLeish also displayed increasing passion for this cause in his poems and articles.
InPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt persuaded him to accept an appointment as Librarian of Congress, a position he kept for five years.
Inhe was appointed assistant Secretary of State for cultural affairs.
From tohe was Simpson Lecturer at Amherst College. Macleish continued to write poetry, criticism, and stage- and screenplays, to great acclaim. Houghton Mifflin,a verse play based on the book of Job, earned him a third Pulitzer, this time for drama.
He served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from to The secret of freedom. The fall of the city. Dramatists Play Service, J.Writer and government official who worked to support Japanese Americans and avert mass removal.
Born in Glencoe, Illinois, the son of a dry goods merchant and a college professor, Archibald MacLeish (–) was a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. Archibald MacLeish's biography and life pfmlures.comald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress.
He is associated with the Modernist school of . Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.
Early Years. Appointed MacLeish's biographer by the MacLeish estate, Donaldson (John Cheever) in collaboration with Winnick (Letters of Archibald MacLeish, - ) has produced a sympathetic and fully realized treatment of the writer's life and pfmlures.coms: 1.
Biography of Archibald MacLeish Archibald MacLeish was born in to a Scottish father and American mother in Glencoe, Illinois. He attended Yale University in , where he nurtured his literary proclivities, winning the University's Prize Poem award in among many other accomplishments.
Archibald MacLeish’s Early Poems Posted on December 3, by Loren Reading the entire works of a poet from beginning to end is in some ways like reliving the poet’s life, even a little like growing with him as his insights and philosophy grow. For other sources of the voluminous MacLeish materials, including many tape-recorded interviews with and about MacLeish, see the acknowledgments and bibliography in Scott Donaldson, in collaboration with R. H. Winnick, Archibald MacLeish: An American Life (). This biography is the definitive and indispensable work on MacLeish. Archibald MacLeish (May 7, – April 20, ) was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of pfmlures.com is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. .
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