Bryant, William Cullen

(1794-1878)
   Poet, was b. at Cummington, Massachusetts, the s. of a doctor. His ancestors on both sides came over in the Mayflower. His first poem was Thanatopsis (1817), which was greeted as the best poem produced in America up to that time. After being a lawyer for some time he was induced to exchange law for journalism, and acted as ed. of various periodicals. Among his best known poems are Lines to a Water-fowl, The Rivulet, The West Wind, The Forest Hymn, The Fringed Gentian, etc. His muse is tender and graceful, pervaded by a contemplative melancholy, and a love of solitude and the silence of the woods. Though he was brought up to admire Pope, and in his early youth imitated him, he was one of the first American poets to throw off his influence. He had a high sense of duty, was a prominent and patriotic citizen, and enjoyed the esteem and even the reverence of his fellow-countrymen. B. also produced a blank-verse translation of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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  • Bryant, William Cullen — born Nov. 3, 1794, Cummington, Mass., U.S. died June 12, 1878, New York, N.Y. U.S. poet. At age 17 Bryant wrote Thanatopsis, a meditation on nature and death that remains his best known poem; influenced by deism, it in turn influenced Ralph Waldo …   Universalium

  • Bryant,William Cullen — Bry·ant (brīʹənt), William Cullen. 1794 1878. American poet, critic, and editor known especially for his early nature poems, such as “Thanatopsis” (1817) and “To a Waterfowl” (1821). As editor and part owner (1829 1878) of the New York Evening… …   Universalium

  • Bryant, William Cullen — (3 nov. 1794, Cummington, Mass., EE.UU.–12 jun. 1878, N.Y.). Poeta estadounidense. A los 17 años, Bryant compuso Thanatopsis, meditación sobre la naturaleza y la muerte que sigue siendo su poema más conocido; influenciado por el deísmo, influyó a …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN —    American poet; his poems were popular in America, the chief, The Age, published in 1821; was 50 years editor of the New York Evening Post; wrote short poems all through his life, some of the later his best (1794 1878) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bryant, William Cullen —  (1794–1878) American journalist, critic, and poet …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Bryant, William Cullen —    см. Брайент, Уильям Каллен …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • William Cullen Bryant — (* 3. November 1794 in Cummington, Massachusetts; † 12. Juni 1878 in New York City) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Jurist und Journalist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Cullen Bryant — (Cummington, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos; 3 de noviembre de 1794 Nueva York, 12 de junio de 1878), poeta, periodista y crítico estadounidense. Obra Se aficionó …   Wikipedia Español

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