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Macha Louis Rosenthal

Macha Louis Rosenthal, American author, educator. Recipient Explicator Foundation award, 1984, 1st Yeats Society award for Distinguished Contributions to Yeats Scholarship, 1993; Fellow American Council Learned Societies, 1942, 50-51, Guggenheim Foundation, 1960-1961, 64-65, Rockefeller Foundation Research Center, Bellagio, Italy, 1988.

Background

  • Rosenthal, Macha Louis was born on March 14, 1917 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Jacob and Ethel (Brown) Rosenthal.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1937. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1949.

    Career

    • Faculty Michigan State University, 1939-1945. Faculty New York University, New York City, 1945-1996, professor, 1961-1987, English professor emeritus, 1987-1996. 1st Moss chair of excellence in English Memphis State University (now Memphis University), 1989.

      Founder, director New York University Poetics Institute, 1977-1979. Poetry editor The Nation, 1956-1961, Humanist, 1970-1978, Present Tense, 1973-1991. Visiting specialist United States Cultural Exchange programs, Germany, 1961, Pakistan, 1965, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, 1966, Italy and France, 1980, 88.

      Lecturer New Zealand universities, 1989, Italian universities, 1995. Visiting professor University Pennsylvania, 1974, University Zurich, 1984, University Bologna, 1995. Visiting poet, Israel, 1974, Yugoslavia, 1980, World Poetry Festival, Canada, 1993.

      Distinguished Scholar Exchange Program, China, 1982, World Poetry Festival, Toronto, 1993. Director summer seminar National Endowment of the Humanities, 1981, 93, director National Endowment of the Humanities Institute, 1985. Member Bolligen award committee, 1968-1970.

      Chairman Delmore Schwartz Memorial award, 1970-1996. Member creative arts awards literature jury Brandeis University, 1976.

    Works

    • A primer of Ezra Pound
    • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

    Membership

    Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Poetry Society of America (vice president, board governors 1989-1992), American Literature Association, Yeats Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Victoria Himmelstein, January 7, 1939. Children: David, Alan, Laura.
    • father: Jacob Rosenthal
    • mother: Ethel (Brown) Rosenthal
    • spouse: Victoria Himmelstein
    • children: David Rosenthal
    • Alan Rosenthal
    • Laura Rosenthal
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    Born March 14, 1917
    Died July 21, 1996
    (aged 79)
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    • 1937
      University Chicago
    • 1938
      University Chicago
    • 1949
      New York University
    • 1939 - 1945
      Faculty Michigan State University
    • 1945 - 1996
      faculty New York University
    • 1956 - 1961
      poetry editor The Nation
    • 1970 - 1978
      poetry editor The Nation
    • 1973 - 1991
      poetry editor The Nation
    • 1989
      1st Moss chair of excellence in English Memphis State University (now Memphis University)
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