Radcliffe Squires Papers, 1960-1981.
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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 Work (1972).