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Mariani, Paul L.



  • Existence: 1940    

Biographical Note

Paul Mariani was born in New York in 1940. He received his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Manhattan College in 1962, an M.A. in English from Colgate in 1963, and his Ph.D. in English from City University of New York in 1968. Mariani taught English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from 1968 until 2000, when he left Amherst to take over the chair of the English department at Boston College. Mariani specialized in 20th Century British and American poetry and published biographies of William Carlos Williams (1981), John Berryman (1992), Robert Lowell (1994), Hart Crane (1999), Gerard Manley Hopkins (2008), and Wallace Stevens (2016). His books of poetry included Timing Devices (1977), Crossing Cocytus (1982), Prime Mover (1985), Salvage Operation (1990), The Great Wheel (1996), and Deaths & Transfigurations (2005), He retired from Boston College in 2016.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Paul L. Mariani papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, teaching materials, research files, broadsides, photographs and ephemera documenting the life and work of Paul L. Mariani. It contains his research materials on John Berryman, Hart Crane, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Lowell and John Berryman. The correspondence includes letters from Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Seamus Heaney, Philip Levine, Barry Moser, Robert Pinksy, Dave Smith and Richard Wilbur.

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Collection is closed until processed.

Dates: 1961 - 2003