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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer$
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James Dempsey

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049267

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049267.001.0001

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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer
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James Dempsey

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DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0003

Thayer entered Harvard in 1909. His education began somewhat unimpressively with C grades on essays, but by his final year he was doing well enough to receive a scholarship. He became involved with the literary magazine the Harvard Advocate, attached himself to George Santayana, and met many aspiring writers, some of whom would later work at and write for The Dial. He met and was impressed by the poet Alan Seeger, and one of Thayer's poems received a letter of admiration from an underclassman named E. E. Cummings.

Keywords:   E. E. Cummings, The Dial, Harvard, Harvard Advocate, George Santayana, Alan Seeger

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