Academic journal article Hollins Critic

In Memoriam: Harriet Zinnes

Academic journal article Hollins Critic

In Memoriam: Harriet Zinnes

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Harriet Zinnes, a longtime contributing editor to The Hollins Critic as well as an American poet, fiction writer, translator, art critic, literary scholar and professor emerita of Queens College, died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 100 on Nov. 30,2019. She was the author of eleven books of poetry, two short story collections, the editor of Ezra Pound's art criticisms, translator of the poems of Jacques Prevert, literary critic for The Nation, Chelsea, Denver Quarterly, and Colorado Review, among many other magazines, and associate editor at Harper s Bazaar. Associated with poets such as Karl Shapiro, Delmore Schwartz, Alan Ginsberg and her close friend and mentor the writer Anais Nin, as well as with the Beat and Language Poets, Zinnes's poetic and critical output was concerned with a complex transition between the aesthetic and social tensions associated with high modernism and postmodern literature and art. She was also a member of the Association of International Art Critics, writing for The Nation, NY Arts and other journals. …

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