Radcliffe Squires Papers, 1960-1981.
Biographical / Historical Note
Radcliffe Squires is a writer and academic who has written a number of
significant biographical and critical works focusing on 20th-century writers.
He is a native of Utah and began his education at the University of Utah.
Squires served in the Navy in World War II and completed his graduate studies
after the war at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, where he
received a Ph.D. in 1952. He began his teaching career at the University of
Michigan that same year and has been a professor of English there since 1964.
Squires has written several books of poetry and his poems have appeared
in numerous magazines and journals, but he is best known for his books and
articles about modern authors. He has produced one volume on the work of Robert
Frost, a biography of Frederic Prokosch, and a book about Robinson Jeffers.
Squires authored one of the earliest in-depth studies of Allen Tate, Allen Tate: A Literary Biography (1971), and edited
an important collection of essays, Allen Tate and His