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Alan Seeger

(1888—1916)


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(1888–1916),

New York-born poet, graduated from Harvard (1910), went to Paris (1913), and at the beginning of World War I enlisted in the French Foreign Legion. He was killed at Belloy-en-Santerre, in the Battle of the Somme. “I Have a Rendezvous with Death”(North American Review, Oct. 1916) is the most famous of his war poems, which were collected in Poems (1916). His Letters and Diary was published in 1917.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Literature.


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