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Robert Fitzgerald: Online Resources

Compiled by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist

Robert Fitzgerald, Consultant in Poetry, 1984-85
Robert Fitzgerald
Consultant in Poetry, 1984-85

On May 7, 1984, Robert Fitzgerald was appointed Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress by Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin. Fitzgerald, best known as a translator of ancient Greek and Latin, served as Consultant in Poetry in a health-limited capacity. He arranged several programs, but did not come to the Library. Upon Fitzgerald's death on January 16, 1985, Reed Whittemore, who had served as Interim Consultant in Poetry during Fitzgerald's illness, assumed the official position of Consultant in Poetry.

This guide compiles links to resources on Robert Fitzgerald throughout the Library of Congress Web site, as well as links to external Web sites that include features on his life or selections of his work. To suggest additions to this guide, please contact the Digital Reference Section.


Library of Congress Web Site
   •Articles, Notices
   •Print Resources
External Web Sites
   •Biographical Information, Poetry
   •Interviews, Articles, and Conversations
   •Robert Fitzgerald in the News

Library of Congress Web Site

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Articles, Notices

"Robert Fitzgerald Is Named New Consultant in Poetry" (PDF, 247 KB)
Library of Congress Information Bulletin, May 14, 1984

"Poet Robert Fitzgerald Dies" (PDF, 214 KB)
Library of Congress Information Bulletin, February 4, 1985

"Over the Wine-Dark Sea . . ."
Library of Congress Blog, October 12, 2010

Print Resources

Works by Robert Fitzgerald in the Library of Congress online catalog can be found under the following author heading:

Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985

Works about Robert Fitzgerald can be found in the Library of Congress online catalog under the following subject headings:

Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985
Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985--Appreciation.
Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985--Knowledge--Language and Languages.

Link disclaimerExternal Web Sites

Biographical Information, Poetry

Harvard Square Library
Biography of Fitzgerald and three poems.

Poetry Foundation
Biography of Fitzgerald, more than 10 full-text poems, and primary and secondary bibliographies.

Robert Fitzgerald Papers
A guide to the Robert Fitzgerald Papers at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Includes a brief biography of Fitzgerald and timeline of his life.

University of Pennsylvania, English 88, Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
Full text of the poem "Cobb Would Have Caught It."

Interviews, Articles, and Conversations

Academy of American Poets
Interview with Robert Fitzgerald from The Poet's Other Voice: Conversations on Literary Translation (1985), pp. 97-114.

Robert Fitzgerald in the News

Google News search on Robert Fitzgerald

Blog entries about Robert Fitzgerald, via Google Blog Search


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