Teasdale, Sara

Teasdale, Sara

(tēz`dāl), 1884–1933, American poet, b. St. Louis. She wrote several volumes of delicate and highly personal lyrics, including Helen of Troy and Other Poems (1911), Rivers to the Sea (1915), Flame and Shadow (1920), and Strange Victory (1933). An extraordinarily sensitive, almost reclusive, woman, Teasdale ended her life by suicide at the age of 48.
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Teasdale, (b. Sarah Trevor) Sara

(1884–1933) poet; born in St. Louis, Mo. She was educated privately, traveled in Europe and the Middle East (1905–07), married (1914–29), and settled in New York City (1916). Her early poetry, such as Love Songs (1917), was marked by a delicate lyricism, but her later poems, as in Strange Victory (1933), reveal a more intense core. Afflicted with bouts of depression, she committed suicide in New York City.
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