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Rufus Wilmot Griswold

An American author, anthologist, and critic, he’s most well-known for his 1842 anthology, The Poets and Poetry of America. His additional anthologies consist of Curiosities of American Books and Feminine Poets of America. Among fourteen children created to some Vermont farmer, he remaining home at age group fifteen. He released his 1st anthology, Biographical Annual, in 1841. His private overview of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Lawn harshly critiqued the masterpiece function. He was wedded three instances– to Caroline Searles, Charlotte Myers, and Harriet McCrillis– and could have also experienced a homosexual romantic relationship with journalist and musician George C. Foster. He previously a working romantic relationship and rivalry with Edgar Allan Poe. Both had been, at one stage, involved in a jealous competition for the affections of poet Frances Sargent Osgood.

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