William Troy (educator)
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William Troy (July 11, 1903 - May 26, 1961) was a writer and teacher. He was married to poet and teacher Léonie Adams.
Life and work
Troy was born in Chicago, grew up in its western suburb Oak Park, Illinois, and attended suburban Loyola Academy for high school. He sold his first review to a newspaper while still in high school. After high school he attended Yale University.
After graduating from Yale he taught for one year at the University of New Hampshire and then attended graduate school at Columbia University. He taught at several universities and colleges throughout his life, including New York University, Bennington College, and New School University. He was a popular teacher and is remembered as a great lecturer on James Joyce and Shakespeare.
He married poet Léonie Adams in 1933.
He died of cancer of the larynx on May 26, 1961.
Selected Essays (1967).
- Léonie Adams and William Troy Papers at Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- William Troy: Selected Essays. Hyman, Stanley E., Allen Tate. Rutgers University Press ISBN 0-8135-2686-8, ISBN 978-0-8135-2686-7