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Yvor Winters

Born: 1900 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: 1968

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Yvor Winters was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Eagle Rock, California.

Biography: Winters attended the University of Chicago where he was a member of a literary circle including Glenway Wescott, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, and his future wife Janet Lewis. He suffered from tuberculosis in his late teens, and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. There he recuperated, wrote his early published verse, and taught. In 1925 he became an undergraduate at the University of Colorado.In 1926, he married the poet and novelist Janet Lewis, also from Chicago and a tuberculosis sufferer. After graduating he taught at the University of Idaho, and then started a doctorate at Stanford University. He remained at Stanford until two years before his death.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Yvor Winters on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

In defense of reason
ISBN: 0804001510 OCLC: 17551913

Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio : [1987]