Blessington, Francis C(harles)

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BLESSINGTON, Francis C(harles).

BLESSINGTON, Francis C(harles). American, b. 1942. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Poetry, Classics, Literary criticism and history, Translations. Career: Scituate Mass., high school teacher, 1963-64; Northeastern University, Boston, instructor, 1967-72, assistant professor, 1972-75, associate professor, 1975-84, professor of English, 1984-. Publications: Paradise Lost and the Classic Epic, 1979; (ed. with G.L. Rotella) The Motive for Metaphore: Essays on Modern Poetry in Honor of Samuel French Morse, 1983; Lantskip (poetry), 1987; Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic, 1988; Lorenzo de' Medici (verse play), 1992; (trans.) Euripides: The Bacchae and Aristophanes: The Frogs, 1993; Wolf Howl (poetry), 2000; The Last Witch of Dogtown (novel), 2001. Author of poems, stories, essays, and reviews. Address: Department of English, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, U.S.A.

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