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Winnick, R. H.

Works: 17 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 5,168 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works about R. H Winnick
Most widely held works by R. H Winnick
Robert Frost by Lawrance Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 2,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Thompson was asked by Robert Frost to be his official biographer
Archibald MacLeish : an American life by Scott Donaldson( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the greatest poets--Victor Hugo, Paul Claudel, George Seferis, Pablo Neruda, St.-John Perse--have also been public figures, but in the history of twentieth-century American poetry, Archibald MacLeish stands alone. Born on May 7, 1892, in Glencoe, Illinois, to the craggy but prosperous president of Carson Pirie Scott and an idealistic mother who had been a college president, Archibald MacLeish grew up to become not only a highly regarded poet, even eventually the unofficial poet laureate of his time, but one of our most dedicated and effective public servants. Educated at Hotchkiss (which he hated), Yale (football, Skull and Bones), and Harvard Law School, he abandoned a promising law practice in Boston on the very day he was to be offered a partnership, to take his wife, a gifted singer, and their young children to Paris and write poetry full-time. Much of MacLeish's finest work ("Ars poetica," "The End of the World," "You, Andrew Marvell") was written in France, where he lived out the 1920s in the company of Hemingway, Dos Passos, Fitzgerald, Picasso, and Gerald and Sara Murphy. But as the Great Depression loomed, MacLeish came home, bought a farm in Conway, Massachusetts, and looked for gainful employment. He became one of the early and foremost editors of Fortune, for which he wrote copiously and brilliantly for a decade, often contributing as much as a quarter of each issue. During this time his poetry became more public ("Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City") and his political opinions more liberal, controversial, and beleaguered. For a year he served as the first curator of Harvard's Nieman fellowships, but in 1939 Franklin Roosevelt summoned him to be librarian of Congress. In that position he entirely reorganized the Library of Congress, continuing this work even while serving in the wartime Office of Facts and Figures and later as assistant secretary of state. In 1945, with his friend Adlai Stevenson, he worked to establish the United Nations and drafted the preamble to its charter. After war's end MacLeish became Boylston Professor at Harvard, where he spent nearly fifteen years teaching the university's most distinguished writing students every autumn. Wintering in Antigua and summering at his country retreat, he also turned to the creation of verse plays such as the tremendously successful J.B., which won him his third Pulitzer Prize. Surviving nearly into his nineties, he wrote some of his finest lyrics as the darkness drew in. This generous and eloquent biography, richly illustrated, is published on the centenary of his birth
Letters of Archibald MacLeish, 1907 to 1982 by Archibald MacLeish( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost, the later years, 1938-1963 by Lawrance Thompson( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost : a biography : the authorized life of the poet condensed into a single volume by Lawrance Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.H. Winnick on Robert Frost( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with R.W. Winnick about his book on Robert Frost and the dark side of Frost's character
Robert Frost by Lawrance Thompson( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost : the early years, 1874-1915 by Lawrance Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of the great American poet leading up to his fame, from his childhood and youth in California and New England, through his marriage in 1895 and his attempts to succeed as a teacher and farmer, to the success of his first two books of poetry
Papers 1887-2008 by R. H Winnick( Book )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Elizabeth H Keith( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes four letters from A.M., and 23 clippings about "Scratch" by A.M
Letters of Archibald MacLeish, 1907-1981 by Houghton Mifflin Company( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depicts the book cover in blue, surrounded by red
Robert Frost: the later years (1938-1963) by R. H Winnick( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interviews : 1978-1983 by R. H Winnick( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interviews conducted for the biography of Archibald MacLeish
R.H. (Roy H.) Winnick, Collection of Archibald MacLeish by R. H Winnick( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The R.H. Winnick Collection of Archibald MacLeish consists of materials related to the research and writing of a MacLeish biography, a project that Winnick handed off to another scholar before its completion, and Letters of Archibald MacLeish, 1907-1982 (1983), published within a year of the poet's death. The great majority of the collection, consisting primarily of correspondence, is related to the former work. The collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Correspondence, 1976-2008 and Series II. Research Materials. The correspondence series consists of 54 letters from MacLeish to Winnick, all but two handwritten, along with Winnick's carbon and photocopied replies. Additional handwritten MacLeish letters are interspersed with those sent in response to inquiries from Winnick. Also present, and the bulk of Series I., is correspondence between Winnick and friends, family, and colleagues of MacLeish, mostly related to requests for copies of letters and/or interviews. Some of the notable correspondents include James Dickey, Elizabeth Dos Passos, Lillian Hellman, George Plimpton, Arthur Schlesinger, Barbara Tuchman, Robert Penn Warren, and Edward Weeks, as well as short replies from Robert Bly, John Kenneth Galbraith, John Updike, and Eudora Welty, among others. Series II. Research Materials contains a spiral-bound notebook with Winnick's preliminary work regarding the MacLeish biography, including reading notes, a list of dates on which MacLeish was written about in the New York Times, a fourteen page summary of Winnick's first meeting with MacLeish, and a seventeen page summary of a second meeting a few months later. Five typed transcriptions of interviews of MacLeish with Winnick, loose research notes, and a list on note cards of MacLeish books purchased by Winnick make up the rest of the series. All of the correspondence and the research materials remain grouped as they arrived at the Ransom Center, and original file names, when present, are denoted by quotation marks. Within the files, the correspondence has been ordered chronologically or alphabetically if it arrived at the Center unarranged
Correspondence by R. H Winnick( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Regarding "Letters of Archibald MacLeish, 1907-1982" by Winnick, and the MacLeish Symposium. Correspondents include: Margaret Howland, Helen Ellis, and Bernard Drabeck
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Archibald MacLeish : an American life
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Winnick, Roy H.

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