The early life and poetry of archibald macleish

Much of this was due to his involvement with anti-fascist organizations like the League of American Writers, and to his friendship with prominent left-wing writers.

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In Einstein, published separately in , MacLeish presented a day's meditation that recapitulates the major stages in Einstein's physical and metaphysical struggle to contain and comprehend the physical universe, from classical empiricism through romantic empathy to modern, introspective, analytic physics. Upon returning home, he worked in Boston as a lawyer but found that the position distracted him from his poetry. His father, Andrew MacLeish, worked as a dry-goods merchant. While the writer was now set to move in new directions, George Dangerfield asserted in a Books essay that "if [MacLeish] were never to write another word, he would still be a poet of definite importance. By the s, he considered Capitalism to be "symbolically dead" and wrote the verse play Panic in response. To MacLeish, the work was a simple and forthright play of the beginnings of human consciousness. MacLeish's lengthy poem Conquistador was, in effect, a summation of the poetic fashions of the s, in style and plan derived from Ezra Pound, in attitudes indebted to Eliot. Start your free trial today for unlimited access to Britannica. McGafferty surrenders to the delphic oracle of Marxist determinism and thus falls victim to it.

MacLeish, and Conquistador form a tetralogy of four major high modernist poems. However, MacLeish was happy that having Auslander in the post attracted many other poets, such as Robinson Jeffers and Robert Frostto hold readings at the library.

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Roosevelt persuaded him to accept an appointment as Librarian of Congress, a position he kept for five years. He resigned in , on the day that he was promoted to partner in the firm. The library, almost alone of the great monuments of civilization, stands taller now than it ever did before. Collected Poems — was published posthumously. It won a Pulitzer Prize. The committees alerted MacLeish to various problems throughout the library. He held this position until his retirement in MacLeish found little value in Auslander's writing.

He is also a great-uncle of film actress Laura Dern. With President Roosevelt's support and Senator Barkley's skillful defense in the United States Senatevictory in a roll call vote with sixty-three Senators voting in favor of MacLeish's appointment was achieved.

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He set about establishing the consultantship as a revolving post rather than a lifetime position. MacLeish's collection, New and Collected Poems,however, emphasizes the interrelation of his longer and shorter poems, as did his first major collection, Poems, In Einstein, published separately inMacLeish presented a day's meditation that recapitulates the major stages in Einstein's physical and metaphysical struggle to contain and comprehend the physical universe, from classical empiricism through romantic empathy to modern, introspective, analytic physics.

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