Other literary forms
There are two collections of the criticism of Louise Bogan (boh-GAN), most of which consists of articles and reviews from her many years with The New Yorker: The posthumously published A Poet’s Alphabet: Reflections on the Literary Art and Vocation (1970), edited by Robert Phelps and Ruth Limmer, contains all the pieces from Selected Criticism: Prose, Poetry (1955) plus other writings previously uncollected. Bogan’s brief history of modern American poetry, Achievement in American Poetry, appeared in 1951. Her translations include The Glass Bees by Ernst Jünger (1960, with Elizabeth Mayer), and three works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Elective Affinities (1963), Novella (1971), and The Sorrows of Young Werther (1971); she also edited a translation of The Journal of Jules Renard (1964). Ruth Limmer, Bogan’s friend and literary executor, brought out two posthumous collections of personal writings: What the Woman Lived: Selected Letters of Louise Bogan 1920-1970 (1973) and Journey Around My Room: The Autobiography of Louise Bogan (1980), a chronological selection from diaries, letters, and other published and unpublished papers.