Gregory, Horace

Gregory, Horace,

1898–1982, American poet and critic, b. Milwaukee, Wis., grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1923. His poetry is noted for its dramatic structure and penetrating insights into the harshness of contemporary life. Among his volumes of poetry are Chelsea Rooming House (1930), Poems, 1930–1940 (1941), and Another Look (1976). As a critic, Gregory was the author of Pilgrim of the Apocalypse (1933), a study of D. H. Lawrence; The Shield of Achilles (1944), essays on poetry; A History of American Poetry, 1900–1940 (1946), written with his wife, the poet Marya Zaturenska; The Dying Gladiators (1961), essays; and Dorothy Richardson: An Adventure in Self-Discovery (1967). He also made translations of the poems of Catullus and of Ovid's Metamorphoses.


See his reminiscences (1971) and his collected essays (1973).

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Gregory, Horace (Victor)

(1898–1982) poet, writer; born in Milwaukee, Wis. (husband of Marya Zaturenska). He studied at the University of Wisconsin (B.A. 1923), became a free-lance writer in London and New York (1923–34), and taught at Sarah Lawrence College (1934–60). In addition to his own elegant poems, he is known for his translations of Catullus and Ovid and his critical studies of poets, writers, and painters.
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