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Anthony Hecht In Conversation With Philip Hoy

Author : Anthony Hecht
ISBN : 1903291100
Genre : Poetry
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This is a fascinating and honest look into the life and career of one of America's most distinguished poets, a past Poet Laureate of the United States and multiple awards winner. This new, updated and corrected second edition includes material on Anthony Hecht's latest collection of poetry, The Darkness and the Light.
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ISBN : IND:30000092991466
Genre : Literature
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Seven American Poets In Conversation

Author : Philip Hoy
ISBN : 190329116X
Genre : Literary Collections
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An exciting new collection of in-depth interviews with seven important American poets. Interviewees include Ashbery. Hall, Hecht. Justice, Simic. Snodgrass, and Wilbur. An informative, entertaining, candid and occasionally surprising panopticon of a book.
Category: Literary Collections

A Thickness Of Particulars

Author : Jonathan Post
ISBN : 9780191071348
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht is the first book-length study of one of the great formal poets of the later twentieth century (1923-2004). Making use of Hecht's correspondence, which the author edited, it situates Hecht's writings in the context of pre- and post-World-War II verse, including poetry written by W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, and Richard Wilbur. In nine chapters, the book ranges over Hecht's full career, with special emphasis placed on the effects of the war on his memory; Hecht participated in the final push by the Allied troops in Europe and was involved in the liberation of the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. The study explores the important place Venice and Italy occupied in his imagination as well as the significance of the visual and dramatic arts and music more generally. Chapters are devoted to analyzing celebrated individual poems (such as " and " the making of particular volumes (such as the Pulitzer-prize-winning The Hard Hours), the poet's mid-career turn toward writing dramatic monologues and longer narrative poems (such as " " and "), the inspiring use he made of Shakespeare, especially in " his delightful riff on A Mid-summer Night's Dream, and his collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin in the Presumptions of Death Series. The book seeks to unfold the itinerary of a highly civilized mind brooding, with wit, over the dark landscape of the later twentieth century in poems of unrivalled beauty.
Category: Literary Criticism

True Friendship

Author : Christopher Ricks
ISBN : 9780300162844
Genre : Literary Criticism
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True Friendship looks closely at three outstanding poets of the past half-century—Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell—through the lens of their relation to their two predecessors in genius, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The critical attention then finds itself reciprocated, with Eliot and Pound being in their turn contemplated anew through the lenses of their successors. Hill, Hecht, and Lowell are among the most generously alert and discriminating readers, as is borne out not only by their critical prose but (best of all) by their acts of new creation, those poems of theirs that are thanks to Eliot and Pound. “Opposition is true Friendship.” So William Blake believed, or at any rate hoped. Hill, Hecht, and Lowell demonstrate many kinds of friendship with Eliot and Pound: adversarial, artistic, personal. In their creative assent and dissent, the imaginative literary allusions—like other, wider forms of influence—are shown to constitute the most magnanimous of welcomes and of tributes.
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Risky Business

Author : Al Alvarez
ISBN : 9781408835791
Genre : Games
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Al Alvarez's writing career has come in many guises. One of the most influential post-war critics, he has written profoundly and eloquently about writers and their craft for over fifty years. But Alvarez has also been a passionate amateur of risky pursuits - poker playing, mountaineering, flying in aeroplanes - and he written about these subjects with a rare depth, liveliness and perception. This is a collection of his finest essays. Ranging from trenchant literary criticism to accounts of polar expeditions and poker championships, Risky Business is a sparkling and eclectic anthology from our most unusual man of letters.
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A Bountiful Harvest

Author : William MacDonald
ISBN : 1904130909
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The complete correspondence of poet Anthony Hecht and architectural historian, William L. MacDonald, whose friendship lasted for the best part of four decades from the mid 1950s. A remarkable testament to their erudition, wit, knockabout humor, and h

Eve Names The Animals

Author : Susan Donnelly
ISBN : UOM:39015066296081
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What The Furies Bring

Author : Kenneth Sherman
ISBN : 9780889843189
Genre : Literary Collections
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In the foreword to his new book, What the Furies Bring, acclaimed poet and essayist Kenneth Sherman asks, in the wake of 9/11, `What help is writing to the writer? What help to the reader?' Examining the works of authors who have lived and written under great duress, Sherman suggests how writing can serve as `equipment for living.' He contemplates Primo Levi's desire to tell his story -- a yearning that kept the Holocaust survivor writing through periods of crushing depression. Sherman's insight into the ways diary writing afforded Chaim Kaplan and Anne Frank a means to keep their sanity and humanity under the most harrowing conditions will prove inspirational to readers. In `The Angel of Disease,' Sherman examines the curative aspects of writing by discussing authors who, though critically ill, persisted in their quest for the right word. Sherman's book is not limited to writers from our past. He captures our current situation in, `Poetry and Terrorism,' a prescient essay that delves into the moral and aesthetic considerations brought to the foreground since the terrorist attacks on NYC. He follows this with essays that consider whether contemporary poets and novelists have risen to the task of articulating the new age. The `furies' in Sherman's title belong to history and what they bring is not only destruction but the opportunity to transform our art and ourselves.
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