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Who is Alan Ansen?
Alan Ansen was an American poet, playwright, and associate of Beat Generation writers. He was a widely read scholar who knew many languages. Ansen grew up on Long Island and was educated at Harvard. He worked as W. H. Auden's secretary and research assistant in 1948-49; he was the main author of the chronological tables in Auden's The Portable Greek Reader and Poets of the English Language.
- also known as Ансен, Алан
- born on (93 years ago)
- nationality: United States of America
- education: Harvard University
- died on (9 years ago) in Athens
- written works: "Contact highs", "The table talk of W.H. Auden", "Disorderly houses", "Field report"
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by Paul Varner
Alan Ansen, born on 23 January 1922, was a classical scholar and close associate of W. H. Auden who also befriended the early Beats and wrote poetry praised by Allen Ginsberg and Ted Joans for its Beat sensibility. Ansen's Contact Highs: ...
by Robert Andrews
Alan Ansen, ed. Nicholas Jenkins, 1990) 31Sob, heavy world, Sob as you ...
W.H. Auden Encyclopedia (2004)
by David Garrett Izzo
Alan Ansen met Auden in ¡946 ...
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