About Thomas Brennan

Thomas J. Brennan, S.J. is an Associate Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. His book Trauma, Transcendence and Trust: Wordsworth, Tennyson and Eliot Thinking Loss (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) includes an epilogue on James Merrill. He also has had pieces appear in Victorian Poetry, The Coleridge Bulletin, The Explicator, and Notes and Queries.

Thomas Brennan Has written the following articles:

James Merrill’s “The Friend of the Fourth Decade”

David Kalstone, a longtime professor of English at Rutgers University and, prior to that, at Harvard, was one of James Merrill’s closest friends. An expert on Sir Philip Sidney, Kalstone extensively studied 20th-century Americans as well; his second book Five Temperaments (1977) included a chapter on Merrill along with Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich and John Ashbery.… continue reading...

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