Individual Author Record
Name: Robert FitzgeraldPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Other Poetry Born: 1910 in Springfield, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFitzgerald was born and raised in Springfield.
Biographical and Professional InformationRobert Fitzgerald attended Harvard in 1933. Upon graduation, he became a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and TIME magazine. In WWII he servced with the U.S. Navy at Guam and Pearl Harbor. After the War he became an instructor at Sarah Lawrence University and subsquently Princeton University. He was poetry editor for the "New Republic" and succeeded Archibald MacLeish as Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Emeritus at Harvard. He was a member of the American Academy of Art and Science and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Mr. Fitzgerald is well know for his translations of the ancient classics. Flannery O'Connor was an associate and edited some of her works.
''The Third Kind of Knowledge: Memoirs and Selected Writings'', New Directions, 1993''Enlarging the Change: The Princeton Seminars in Literary Criticism, 1949-1951'', Northeastern, 1988''Spring Shade Poems: 1931 --1970'', New Directions, 1971