Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish in 1944
Archibald MacLeish in 1944

Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American writer, educator, and public official. His most famous work includes Elpenor, Panic, and The Fall of the City.1

Works

Poetry

  • Class Poem (1915)
  • Songs for a Summer’s Day (1915)
  • Tower of Ivory (1917)
  • The Happy Marriage (1924)
  • The Pot of Earth (1925)
  • Nobodaddy (1926)
  • The Hamlet of A. Macleish (1928)
  • Streets in the Moon (1928)
  • Einstein (1929)
  • New Found Land (1930)
  • Conquistador (1932)
  • Elpenor (1933)
  • Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller’s City (1933)
  • Poems, 1924–1933 (1935)
  • Public Speech (1936)
  • The Land of the Free (1938)
  • Actfive and Other Poems (1948)
  • Collected Poems (1952)
  • Songs for Eve (1954)
  • The Collected Poems of Archibald MacLeish (1962)
  • The Wild Old Wicked Man and Other Poems (1968)
  • The Human Season, Selected Poems 1926–1972 (1972)
  • New and Collected Poems, 1917–1976 (1976)

Non-fiction

  • Jews in America (1936)
  • America Was Promises (1939)
  • The Irresponsibles: A Declaration (1940)
  • The American Cause (1941)
  • A Time to Speak (1941)
  • American Opinion and the War: the Rede Lecture (1942)
  • A Time to Act: Selected Addresses (1943)
  • Freedom Is the Right to Choose (1951)
  • Art Education and the Creative Process (1954)
  • Poetry and Experience (1961)
  • The Dialogues of Archibald MacLeish and Mark Van Doren (1964)
  • The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965)
  • A Continuing Journey (1968)
  • Champion of a Cause: Essays and Addresses on Librarianship (1971)
  • Poetry and Opinion: the Pisan Cantos of Ezra Pound (1974)
  • Riders on the Earth: Essays & Recollections (1978)
  • Letters of Archibald MacLeish, 1907–1982 (1983)

Drama

  • Union Pacific (ballet) (1934)
  • Panic (1935)
  • The Fall of the City (1937)
  • Air Raid (1938)
  • Colloquy for the States (1943)
  • The American Story: Ten Broadcasts (1944)
  • The Trojan Horse (1952)
  • This Music Crept By Me on the Waters (1953)
  • J.B. (1958)
  • Three Short Plays: The Secret of Freedom. Air Raid. The Fall of the City. (1961)
  • An Evening’s Journey to Conway (1967)
  • Herakles (1967)
  • Scratch (1971)
  • The Great American Fourth of July Parade (1975)
  • Six Plays (1980)

See also

External Links

References

1. “Archibald MacLeish.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed July 27, 2020.

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