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Selected Letters Of Charles Reznikoff 1917 1976

Author : Charles Reznikoff
ISBN : 1574230344
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This landmark volume of correspondence by the great Objectivist poet Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976) sheds light not only on the difficulties of a dedicated artist trying to keep afloat in a materialistic society, but on the relation of poetry to a wider culture during an eventful and turbulent period of modern history. Most of the letters here date from the 1920s and 1930s, when the young Reznikoff, an NYU. law school graduate employed sporadically as an editor of legal encyclopedias and as a traveling salesman for his parents' millinery business, devotes his heart and soul to his writing--turning out poems, plays, short stories and novels which, for want of commercial takers, he himself publishes in small editions. Letters to magazine editors such as Henry Hurwitz of The Menorah Journal (the main forum for Reznikoff's early poetry and prose) and Harriet Monroe of Poetry (a 1931 issue, guest-edited by Reznikoff's friend Louis Zukofsky, launched his verse on a wider public) show the poet's meticulous attention to craft and revision. At the center of this volume are many intensely personal and revealing letters to the writer, teacher and Zionist activist Marie Syrkin, who in 1930 became Reznikoff's wife. During their courtship, Charles sends Marie drafts of poems along with declarations of love, somewhat uneasily confronting the problem of being a provider on a poet's income: "I expect my love for you to feed my work--and my love for my work to feed you". Another major correspondent is a lifetime Reznikoff friend, the film producer, director and writer Albert Lewin, who for a time in the Thirties hired the poet as an editorial assistant. Initially intrigued by Hollywood's "Arabian nightish" lifestyle, Reznikoff dispatches lively reports on studio gossip to Marie back in New York. Before long, however, he is finding the celluloid business "degrading", urging Lewin to give up movies to write, and then taking his own advice. To his friend he confides his poetic "credo": "The vertical' is the moment, the as / is; if possible from the top of the sky to the bottom of the earth. For that my instrument is the poem--and, of course I rarely succeed. But I will try to write some verse every day..."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Poems Of Charles Reznikoff

Author : Charles Reznikoff
ISBN : 1574232037
Genre : Poetry
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The complete poems of Charles Reznikoff in one volume, covering the years 1918-1975.
Category: Poetry

The Objectivist Nexus

Author : Rachel Blau DuPlessis
ISBN : 9780817309732
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Outstanding poets and critics present cultural readings of the Objectivist poets, a group whose works have been largely unexamined.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Jewish Writers Of The Twentieth Century

Author : Sorrel Kerbel
ISBN : 9781135456078
Genre : History
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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.
Category: History

George Oppen

Author : Richard Swigg
ISBN : 9781611487503
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For too long the essential basis of George Oppen's poetry—the words on the page and their acoustics—has been ignored in critical discussions of his work. Challenging this neglect, Richard Swigg offers the reader a direct route into the visual / auditory dimension of the poems as they develop from the 1930s to the 1970s, while also tracing his important literary relations with contemporaries such as Charles Reznikoff, Denise Levertov and Charles Tomlinson.
Category: Literary Criticism

Global Migration Social Change And Cultural Transformation

Author : E. Elliott
ISBN : 9780230608726
Genre : Social Science
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The essays in this collection work toward a larger goal of separating 'globalization' from strictly economic considerations. The authors instead look at globalization as a force that produces profound social and cultural consequences, including migration, struggles for social change, and the transformations of aesthetic practices.
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The Selected Letters Of George Oppen

Author : George Oppen
ISBN : 0822310244
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Objectivist poet George Oppen (1908–1984), along with his contemporaries Lorine Niedecker, Charles Reznikoff, and Carl Rakoski, provide an important bridge between the vanguard modernist American poets and the later works of poets such as Robert Creeley. In work often compounded by the populist urbanity of city lives, the Objectivists explored the social statements poetry can make. Because Oppen wrote only one essay and one essay-review, his correspondence, in effect, constitutes his essays. Oppen is emerging as one of the major poets of the postwar era; he was the recipient of an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the PEN/West Rediscovery Award, and a Senior Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His collection Of Being Numerous received the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. These working papers include a rich correspondence, letters which provide access to the sustained, perceptive body of critical and aesthetic thinking of Oppen’s poetic career. Provocative and witty comments on poetry and poetics, especially interesting for the development of an Objectivist aesthetics, and shrewd, deeply felt assessments about the politics of the twentieth century and its moral dilemmas are some of the issues attended to. This edition offers primary documentation about an influential poetics, a little-known movement, and its active figures. Given the aggressive studies of the politics of canon-formation, the interest in describing a historical context for individual literary achievement, and current debates about mainstream poetry, the rethinking of the Objectivist movement, and the collection of documents contributing to its poetics, is an important achievement in literary scholarship.
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Portrait Inside My Head

Author : Phillip Lopate
ISBN : 9781451696301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author of Against Joie de Vivre presents a latest collection of essays on the more colorful threads of a life well lived, sharing provocative observations on topics ranging from the challenges of a Brooklyn childhood and the pleasures of baseball to movies and friendship.
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Reference Guide To Holocaust Literature

Author : St James Press
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111859695
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works.
Category: Literary Criticism

Book Review Index 1998 Cumulation

Author : Beverly Baer
ISBN : 0787622656
Genre : Reference
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Category: Reference

Critical Survey Of Poetry

Author : Philip K. Jason
ISBN : UCSC:32106016020577
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents alphabetized profiles of nearly seven hundred significant poets from around the world, providing biographies, primary and secondary bibliographies, and analysis of their works.
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Charles Reznikoff

Author : Milton Hindus
ISBN : UCAL:B4437882
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Objectivists 1927 1934

Author : Tom Sharp
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004984113
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

World Poets Gerard Manley Hopkins William Shakespeare

Author : Ron Padgett
ISBN : 0684806096
Genre : Poetry
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Alphabetically arranged articles on 107 poets from around the world, accompanied by fifteen essays on various genres and schools of poetry.
Category: Poetry

Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000046981456
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

American Jewish History

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ISBN : UOM:49015003084143
Genre : Electronic journals
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American Jewish History is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. AJH focuses on every aspect of the American Jewish experience.
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Diaspora And Zionism In Jewish American Literature

Author : Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Louisville Ranen Omer-Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015055104684
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An in-depth exploration of the work of four major writers confronting Jewish nationalism and the fate of the diaspora.
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Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 1999 2000

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761513531
Genre : Authorship
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Over the years, "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders, "Writer's Guide gets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. "Writer's Guide is your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants off "Writer's Market." --Michael Werner, coauthor of "Databases for Businesses and "Using Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." --Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author of "A Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, and "Walking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" --Derek Savage, author of "The Second Coming and "The Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." --Eileen Oster, author of "The Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." --Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." --Walter Lambert, author of "Healing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." --Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." --Paul Nathan, "Publishers Weekly ""Writer's Guide haseclipsed both "Literary Market Place and "Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." --Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Herman is founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.
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