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Archibald MacLeish (Archie MacLeish)

Archibald MacLeish was an American poet and writer.

Education

  • Archibald was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was selected for the Skull and Bones society. He then enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Career

  • "The Wild Old Wicked Man" and Other Poems (1968)

    Actfive (1948)

    Actfive and Other Poems (1948)

    Class Poem (1915)

    Collected Poems (1952)

    Conquistador (1932)

    Einstein (1929)

    Elpenor (1933)

    Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City (1933)

    Later Poems, 1951-1962

    New Found Land New Found Land (1930)

    New and Collected Poems, 1917-1976 (1976)

    Nobodaddy (1926)

    Poems, 1924-1933 (1935)

    Songs for Eve (1954)

    Songs for a Summer's Day (1915)

    Streets in the Moon (1928)

    The Collected Poems of Archibald MacLeish (1962)

    The Hamlet of A. Macleish (1928)

    The Happy Marriage (1924)

    The Human Season, Selected Poems 1926-1972 (1972)

    The Pot of Earth (1925)

    Tower of Ivory (1917)

Major achievements

  • 1933: Pulitzer Prize for poetry (Conquistador )

    1953: Pulitzer Prize for poetry (Collected Poems 1917–1952)

    1953: National Book Award for Poetry (Collected Poems, 1917–1952)

    1953: Bollingen Prize in Poetry

    1959: Pulitzer Prize for Drama (J.B.)

    1959: Tony Award for Best Play (J.B.)

    1965: Academy Award for Documentary Feature (The Eleanor Roosevelt Story)

    1977: Presidential Medal of Freedom

Connections

Archibald MacLeish
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Died April 20, 1982
(aged 89)
Nationality
  • 1907 - 1911
    the Hotchkiss School
  • 1914 - 1918
    ambulance driver, captain of artillery
  • 1939 - 1945
    director, War Department's Office of Facts and Figures
  • 1949 - 1962
    Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Harvard University
    USA

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