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Although early in his career George Garrett was best known as a poet, he later gained recognition as an important contemporary novelist as well. He wrote several plays and screenplays, and his The Young Lovers (1964) has become a cult favorite. Garrett has received particular acclaim for his historical novels, Death of the Fox (1971) and The Succession (1983), both set in Elizabethan England. Garrett also wrote a biography and critical studies and wrote, edited, and contributed to many books and journals on film, writing, and literary criticism. In 1998, Days of Our Lives Lie in Fragments: New and Old Poems, 1957-1997, a collection of his poems, was published.