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Archibald Macleish


Watching the vortex widen and involve
in swirling dissolution the whole earth
and circle through the skies till swaying time
collapses, crumpling into dark the skies

-from the poem “Einstein”
INTRODUCTION
Archibald MacLeish was always a loner. Although he married he was always wondering about man’s relationship to the world. He wondered why people could not see that they were wasting the little time we have on this earth. He tried to show in his poems “the reality of the emotions that words cannot describe.”(Falk 27) Often he would include in his poems ...

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at the top of his class and was accepted to Yale University. While at Yale MacLeish studied law, but continued his writing and in his off time the university published a book of his works.
After Yale, MacLeish decided to focus on his poetry and his new wife and children. During this time off he wrote his first collaboration called Tower of Ivory Then in 1917 he went to France to serve in the war as a private. He rose from private to captain in just one year of service. Upon his return to the United States MacLeish began teaching at Harvard. While there he taught International Law and Constitutional Law which improved his grammar skills greatly. MacLeish was accepted by the Massachusetts bar in 1920. He began practicing law in Boston and continued to do that for three years. MacLeish then returned to France to focus on his writing. While in France MacLeish spent much time outdoors so he wrote about what he saw and what he thought of it. During his time in France, ...

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independent. He showed his fear for society in the poem “Panic”, which was written at the height if the stock market crisis(Magill 229).
In 1939 Archibald MacLeish became the librarian of Congress. This new field of work put an enormous amount of stress on him. More stress was on MacLeish because so many thought of him as a radical because of his views on government. People thought MacLeish was not responsible enough to hold an important job. In response to this he wrote the book The Irresponsibles which said ,in a sense, that people should mind their own business and worry about their own lives. MacLeish did so well at this job he was appointed assistant ...

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Added: 10/11/2006 10:10:34 AM
Category: Biographies
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