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A Week in Literary History

February 27th, 2002

American lyric poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Ballads and Other Poems, 1841) is born in 1807 in Portland, Me.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, b. February 27, 1807, d. 1882

longfellowLongfellow was both hailed and reviled in his lifetime, and for a long period he was the most successful poet in America. The popular taste for his epics Evangeline and Hiawatha didn’t wane until the 1960s, but his best work is in shorter, non-narrative poems, for which he deserves a modest niche in the American literary pantheon.

Suggested Reading Poetry Voices of the Night, 1839. Ballads and Other Poems, 1841. The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems, 1845. The Seaside and the Fireside, 1850. The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems, 1858. Household Poems, 1865.

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