Gelett Burgess

Author

1866 – 1951

Who was Gelett Burgess?

Frank Gelett Burgess was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s, particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Lark, he is best known as a writer of nonsense verse. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he invented the blurb.

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Born
Jan 30, 1866
Boston
Also known as
  • Frank Gelett Burgess
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • Boston
  • San Francisco Bay Area
Died
Sep 18, 1951