Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer (ŭn´tərmīər), 1885–1977, American poet and anthologist, b. New York City. Although a first-rate poet, he is known best for his anthologies, notably Modern American Poetry (1919), Modern British Poetry (1920), This Singing World (1923), Fifty Modern American and British Poets: 1920–1970 (1973), and many others, all of which have been revised numerous times. The high quality of his own poetry and his talent as a parodist are best represented in his Selected Poems and Parodies (1935). His prose works include Lives of the Poets (1960) and several volumes of criticism.

See his autobiography, From Another World (1939), and The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer (1963).

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Louis Untermeyer: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! Modern American Poetry By Louis Untermeyer Harcourt Brace and Company, 1921 (Revised edition)
American Poetry since 1900 By Louis Untermeyer Henry Holt, 1923
FREE! Modern British Poetry By Louis Untermeyer Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920
FREE! The New Era in American Poetry By Louis Untermeyer Henry Holt, 1919
The Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman By Walt Whitman; Louis Untermeyer Simon and Schuster, 1949
Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Reappraisal By Louis Untermeyer U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1963
Fifty Poets: An American Auto-Anthology By William Rose Benét Duffield and Green, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "Louis Untermeyer" begins on p. 68
Living Authors: A Book of Biographies By Dilly Tante H. W. Wilson, 1935
Librarian’s tip: "Louis Untermeyer" begins on p. 412
Out of Bounds: Male Writers and Gender(ed) Criticism By Laura Claridge; Elizabeth Langland University of Massachusetts Press, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "The Resentments of Robert Frost" begins on p. 268
FREE! Lyric Forms from France: Their History and Their Use By Helen Louise Cohen Harcourt Brace and Company, 1922
Librarian’s tip: "A Father Speaks" by Louis Unermeyer begins on p. 350
The Robert Frost Encyclopedia By Nancy Lewis Tuten; John Zubizarreta Greenwood Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Untermeyer, Louis" begins on p. 389
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