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Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems
     

Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems

by Louis Zukofsky
 

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ISBN-10: 1931082952

ISBN-13: 2901931082951

Pub. Date: 04/06/2006

Publisher: Library of America

With an ear tuned to the most delicate musical effects, an eye for exact and heterogeneous details, and a mind bent on experiment, Louis Zukofsky was preeminent among the radical Objectivist poets of the 1930s. This is the first collection to draw on the full range of Zukofsky's poetry-containing short lyrics, versions of Catullus, and generous selections from "A",

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With an ear tuned to the most delicate musical effects, an eye for exact and heterogeneous details, and a mind bent on experiment, Louis Zukofsky was preeminent among the radical Objectivist poets of the 1930s. This is the first collection to draw on the full range of Zukofsky's poetry-containing short lyrics, versions of Catullus, and generous selections from "A", his 24-part "poem of a life"-and provides a superb introduction to a modern master.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901931082951
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Series:
American Poets Project Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
I Sent Thee Late (1922)1
from 55 Poems (1923-1935)
from Poem beginning "The"3
First Movement: "And out of olde bokes, in good faith"3
Fifth Movement: Autobiography5
Half-dozenth Movement: Finale, and After9
from 29 Poems
2. "Not much more than being"11
3. "Cocktails"12
5. Ferry14
from 29 Songs
5. It's a gay li - ife15
8. "Happier, happier, now"15
16. "Crickets'"16
21. "Snows' night's winds on the window rattling"17
23. "The Immediate Aim"17
24. This Fall, 193320
from Anew (1935-1944)
1. che di lor suona su nella tua vita22
2. "One lutenist played look; your thought was drink:"22
9. "For you I have emptied the meaning"23
10. "What are these songs"23
12. "It's hard to see but think of a sea"24
20. "The lines of this new song are nothing"25
21. "Can a mote of sunlight defeat its purpose"25
22. Catullus viii26
from Some Time (1940-1956)
A Song for the Year's End27
from So That Even a Lover29
And Without30
from Songs of Degrees30
from Barely and widely (1956-1958)
Barely/and/widely33
4: A Valentine34
11: Head Lines36
12: 4 Other Countries36
from I's (pronounced eyes) (1937-1960)
(Ryokan's scroll)74
Peri Poietikes75
I's (pronounced eyes)76
To Friends, for Good Health80
from "A"
1 (1928)81
7 (1928-1930)86
9 (first half 1938-1940; second half 1948-1950)90
11 (1950)96
from 12 (1950-1951)97
from 15 (1964)114
16 (1963)116
from 21 (1967)117
23 (1973-1974)119
Uncollected
A Foin Lass Bodders (1940)152
from Bottom: On Shakespeare (1947-1960)
Julia's Wild155
from Catullus (1958-1969)
5156
7156
8157
51158
70158
76158
112160
from 80 Flowers (1974-1978)
"Heart us invisibly thyme time"161
Honesty161
Liveforever162
Dogwood162
Raspberry162
Thyme163
Vines163
Weeds164
Zinnia164
from Complete Short Poetry
Gamut (1978)165
Biographical Note & Note on the Texts169
Notes171

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