George Abbe

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George Abbe
Born George Bancroft Abbe
January 28, 1911
Somers, Connecticut, U.S.
Died March 15, 1989(1989-03-15) (aged 78)
Occupation Poet, novelist
Language English
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of New Hampshire, University of Iowa

George Bancroft Abbe (January 28, 1911 – March 15, 1989)[1] was an American poet and novelist.

Life[edit]

He was graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1933 and from the University of Iowa in 1938.

He taught at Mount Holyoke College, Yale University, University of Connecticut, Wayne State University, Columbia University, University of Maine, Springfield College, Central Connecticut State College, Russell Sage College, State University of New York at Plattsburgh.[2]

His work appeared in Poetry Magazine,[3] He had tea with Sylvia Plath.[4]

A novel manuscript is at University of Iowa.[5] He corresponded with Nicholas Joost,[6] Judith Moffett,[7] and Stephen Vincent Benet,[8] and wrote a forward to his book Stephen Vincent Benét on writing.[9]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Wait for These Things. H. Holt and Company. 1940. 
  • Bird in the Mulberry, Collected Lyrics 1938-1952. M. Jones Co. 1954. 
  • Collected poems, 1932-1961. R. R. Smith. 1961. 
  • Dreams & Dissent: New Poems, 1961-1970. Noone House. 1970. ISBN 978-0-87233-016-0. 

Novels[edit]

  • Voices in the Square. New York: Coward-McCann. 1938. 
  • Dreamer's Clay. New York: Holt, 1940
  • Mr. Quill's Crusade. New York: Island Press. 1948. 
  • The Winter House: New York: Doubleday, 1957
  • One More Puritan: Chicago, Windfall, 1963
  • The Non-Conformist. Boston: Branden, 1966
  • The Funeral: New York: Horizon, 1967
  • Yonderville. Boston: Branden, 1969

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • The Larks. Bauhan, 1974
  • Abbe and Benet, 1976
  • The Pigeon Lover. Donning, 1981

Editor[edit]

  • Hill Wind, YMCA, 1935
  • Stephen Vincent Benet on Writing. Stephen Greene, 1964
  • Poetry in the Round: A Poetry Workshop, Smithsonian Folkways, George Abbe, 1961
  • You and contemporary poetry; an aid-to-appreciation. North Guilford, Connecticut: An Author-Audience Publication. 1965. ISBN 978-0-87233-010-8. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abbe, George Bancroft". Who Was Who in America, with World Notables, v. 10: 1989-1993. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who. 1993. p. 1. ISBN 0837902207. 
  2. ^ "George (Bancroft) Abbe", Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009
  3. ^ "Poetry magazine : Published by the Poetry Foundation". poetrymagazine.org. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  4. ^ Plath, S.; Kukil, K.V. (2007). The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 355. ISBN 9780307429506. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  5. ^ "UI Collection Guides -George Abbe Papers, 1938, University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives". lib.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Booth Family Center for Special Collections | Georgetown University Library". library.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Judith Moffett Literary Correspondence Collection - Library Special Collections Department - WMU Libraries". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  8. ^ "Guide to the Benét Family Papers, 1918-1960". rmc.library.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  9. ^ Benét, S.V.; Abbe, G. (1964). Stephen Vincent Benét on writing: a great writer's letters of advice to a young beginner. S. Greene Press. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 

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