In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories (Paperback)

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By Delmore Schwartz, James Atlas (Editor), Irving Howe (Designed by)
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Tales of second generation immigrant angst from the heart of the modernist movement. Considering he imagined them in the 30s and 40s, Schwartz's listless bohemians seem uncannily familiar today. Schwartz was Lou Reed's teacher at Syracuse, and he was the basis for Saul Bellow's novel Humboldt's Gift, but he died a pauper and an alcoholic in 1966. In the last years of his life he lived alone in the Chelsea Hotel, and when he died it took two days for his body to be identified. This book is an early work, from his glory days, when everything was ahead of him.

— Jacob

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811206808
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: April 1st, 1978
Pages: 1