Louis Untermeyer was the author, editor or translator of more than one hundred books. He is best known today as a superior poet as well as a great friend of Robert Frost. He eventually moved to Connecticut when he was older. He bought a farm in Newtown and described his love for Connecticut: “I live on an abandoned farm in Connecticut…ever since I found my native New York unlivable as well as unlovable…On these green and sometimes arctic acres I cultivate whatever flowers insist on growing in spite of my neglect; delight in the accumulation of chickadees, juncos, cardinals, and the widest possible variety of songless sparrows; grow old along with three pampered cats and one spoiled cairn terrier; season my love of home with the spice of annual travel… and I am always happy to be home again.”
Archive for September 27, 2012
Graham Green was one of the foremost novelists of the 20th Century. He was also an astute film critic. In addition to these talents he was also a collector of rare books. He was quoted as saying that if he had not been a writer, he would like to owned and run a secondhand bookshop. At the time of his death his collection numbered 3,000 volumes with as many as 500 editions signed or inscribed by the greats of modern literature.