Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters

Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters

by Amiri Baraka, Edward Dorn
     
 

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The letters of Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn offer a vivid picture of American lives connecting around poetry during a tumultuous time of change and immense creativity.

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The letters of Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn offer a vivid picture of American lives connecting around poetry during a tumultuous time of change and immense creativity.

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"Studiously compiled. . . . [The] fundamental conjunction of alternative cultures and social movements is at the heart of the Baraka-Dorn correspondence."
--Boston Review

"The friendship that emerges in these letters follows the pattern of the exchange itself. Defined by its intensity, it is in turns trusting and antagonistic: reading it through in its entirety, we hear two major poets at the germinal moment of their careers hammering out the ideas that define their art. . . . The letters have been intelligently edited by Claudia Moreno Pisano: her annotations are assiduously judged and enlightening."
--PN Review

"A narrative assemblage with artfully selected materials whose backdrop never overshadows the shifting tones contained within the correspondence between poets Ed Dorn and Amiri Baraka."
--Rain Taxi

"The two writers [Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn] could not have hoped for a better editor than Claudia Moreno Pisano, whose notes clarify every obscurity and shed light on shadowy in-jokes."
--Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826353924
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
12/01/2013
Series:
Recencies: Research and Recovery in Twentieth-Century American Poetics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
3 MB

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