Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry / Edition 2

Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry / Edition 2

by S. Dobyns
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403961476

ISBN-13: 9781403961471

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For

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In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403961471
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2003
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
320,262
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
• Deceptions
• Metaphor and the Authenticating Act of Memory
• Writing the Reader's Life
• Notes on Free Verse
• Pacing: The Ways a Poem Moves
• The Function of Tone
• The Voices One Listens To
• The Traffic between Two Worlds
• Rilke's Growth as a Poet
• Mandelstam: The Poem as Event
• Chekhov's Sense of Writing as Seen through His Letters
• Ritsos and the Metaphysical Moment
• Cemetery Nights
• The Maker's Manipulation of Time
• The Passerby in the Birdless Street
• The Problem of Beauty and the Requirements of Art

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