William Ellery Leonard

William Ellery Leonard

William Ellery Leonard (born January 25, 1876, in Plainfield, New Jersey; died May 22, 1944, in Madison, Wisconsin) was an American poet and literary scholar.

Personal life

Leonard suffered from lifelong agoraphobia, which not only kept him confined to the area of his home and university campus but increased with age to the point that, in the last years of his life, he conducted all lectures from his home. He married Charlotte Freeman, the daughter of his landlord, in 1909. The marriage was short lived, however; she committed suicide on May 4, 1910.

Legacy

Today the William Ellery Leonard House is on the list of Registered Historic Places in Madison, Wisconsin.

Works

* "Byron and Byronism in America" (1905—Columbia University dissertation)
* "Sonnets and Poems" (1906)
* [http://www.classicpersuasion.org/pw/empedocles/empalleng.htm "The Fragments of Empedocles"] (1908)
* "Aesop and Hyssop" (1912)
* "The Vaunt of Man" (1912)
* [http://www.questia.com/library/book/socrates-master-of-life-by-william-ellery-leonard.jsp "Socrates, Master of Life"] (1915)
* "" Book II, Chapter V of "The Cambridge History of American Literature" (1917-1921)
* "The Lynching Bee" (1920)
* "Tutankhamen and After" (1924)
* "Two Lives" (1925)
* "The Locomotive-God" (1927)
* Translation of Lucretius' [http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/l/lucretius/l94o/ "Of the Nature of Things"] (1916)
* [http://www.beowulftranslations.net/leon.shtml "Beowulf: A New Verse Translation for Fireside and Class Room"] (1923)
* "Gilgamesh: Epic of Old Babylonia" (1934)
* "A Man Against Time" (1945)

ources

*Daniel S. Burt, editor, "The Chronology of American Literature". New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
*Chester E. Jorgenson, "William Ellery Leonard: An Appraisal" in "Studies in Honor of John Wilcox" by A. Dale Wallace and Woodbrun O. Ross. Detroit: Wayne State University press, 1958.
*Chauncey D. Leake, [http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/UW.v77i4 "1876-1944 William Ellery Leonard: Tormented Genius of the Midlands"] in "Wisconsin Alumnus" 77:4, 1976.
*"The Columbia Encyclopedia" Third Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1963.
* [http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0829432.html "The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia"] Sixth Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.


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