Simpson, Louis (Marantz, Aston)

(b. 1923)
   American poet of Jamaican origin. He went to the US at the age of 17. He studied at Columbia University and was professor of English at State University of New York at Stony Brook. His works include The Arrivistes: Poems 1940-1949, Good News of Death and Other Poems, A Dream of Governors, At the End of the Open Road, Adventures of the Letter I and Caviar at the Funeral.

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  • Louis Simpson — Louis Aston Marantz Simpson (born March 27, 1923 in Jamaica) is a Jamaican poet. He won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his work At The End Of The Open Road .His father was a lawyer of Scottish descent, and his mother Russian. At 17 he… …   Wikipedia

  • Simpson —   [ sɪmpsn],    1) George Gaylord, amerikanischer Paläontologe, * Chicago (Illinois) 16. 6. 1902, ✝ Tucson (Arizona) 6. 10. 1984; ab 1945 Professor an der Columbia University, ab 1959 an der Harvard University, ab 1967 an der University of… …   Universal-Lexikon

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