The Critical Response to Marianne Moore

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Gregory documents for the first time, the critical reception history of the great modernist poet Marianne Moore. This collection of 71 of the most important and provocative reviews and essays from across Moore's long career (1915-1972) includes pivotal articles by H. D., T. S. Eliot, Mark Van Doren, Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, Edith Sitwell, Harriet Monroe, Alfred Kreymborg, William Carlos Williams, Scofield Thayer, Wallace Stevens, F. R. Leavis, Morton Zabel, Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, ...

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Gregory documents for the first time, the critical reception history of the great modernist poet Marianne Moore. This collection of 71 of the most important and provocative reviews and essays from across Moore's long career (1915-1972) includes pivotal articles by H. D., T. S. Eliot, Mark Van Doren, Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, Edith Sitwell, Harriet Monroe, Alfred Kreymborg, William Carlos Williams, Scofield Thayer, Wallace Stevens, F. R. Leavis, Morton Zabel, Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, Muriel Rukeyser, Glenway Wescott, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, Hilton Kramer and many others. The individual reviews are themselves of considerable literary note. And together they chart the development of a major contributor to the American modernist scene, whose work actively critiques the structures of literary authority.

The critical reviews also move beyond the modernist period, to track the evolution of her career in the 1950s and 1960s, when she crossed the line from the elite little magazines into popular culture. The editor's introduction analyses the ways in which the two stages of Moore's career converge. In addition to the historical texts, which cover the period from 1916 to 1999, this volume includes two new essays that offer fresh approaches to reading Moore.

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ELIZABETH GREGORY is Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Houston.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Flaring Moore, or The Revisionist Reviewed 1
Marianne Moore 19
Review of Others (1917) 21
Marianne Moore and Mina Loy (March 1918) 22
Observations (1918) 23
The New Poetry (June 1918) 25
Letter to Marianne Moore (December 1918) 26
Letter to Ezra Pound (January 1919) 29
Review of Poems 32
Women of Wit 33
Review of Poems 34
A Symposium on Marianne Moore 35
Poems: Marianne Moore 40
Miss Moore's Observations (1923) 42
Marianne Moore (1923) 44
Poetry or Wit? 47
Concerning Miss Moore's Observations (1925) 50
Announcement (January 1925) 53
Comment (February 1925) 54
Comment (March 1925) 59
Comment (April 1925) 62
Holiday and Day of Wrath 64
Marianne Moore (1925) 67
Observations 73
Review of Observations 74
Moore, the Others Group, and Baseball 76
The Caryatid (1951) 77
Art as Exact Perception 78
The Forms of Resistance: Syllabics and Quotation 93
Introduction to Selected Poems by Marianne Moore (1935) 105
Marianne Moore 110
A Poet That Matters 113
The Method of Marianne Moore 118
Innovators in Poetry To-Day: Miss Marianne Moore's Experiments 123
A Literalist of the Imagination 126
Two Poets 132
The Humble Animal (1942) 133
New Poems 136
Poetry in War and Peace (1945) 139
Miss Moore and Edgar Allan Poe 141
American Timeless 143
The Peaceable Kingdom of Marianne Moore 145
To Please Herself 149
Best Living Poet 150
Review of Collected Poems 153
The Revised Poems of Marianne More 154
Three Masters 155
On Collected Poems 157
"Discovery, Not Salvage": Marianne Moore's Curatorial Methods 159
Still Life in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Nature, Modernity, and Marianne Moore 173
Transformations 185
Supreme in Her Abnormality (1954) 188
All About Ripeness 191
Ladies' Day on Parnassus 193
New Books 195
Abundance, Not Too Much: The Poetry of Marianne Moore 198
The Rhythm Is the Person 201
Review of O to Be a Dragon 203
The World Series with Marianne Moore: Letter from an October Afternoon 205
Dowager 216
Notes and Queries 217
Poetry Puts Ox to Rights 217
What the Angels Missed 218
Urgency and Deference 221
Straight Lines over Rough Terrain 222
Virtuoso Fiddling: Marianne Moore's Syllabics 226
Freezing the Blood and Making One Laugh 230
Stamps, Money, Pop Culture and Marianne Moore 234
Disliking It (1975) 247
"Felicitous Phenomenon": The Poetry of Marianne Moore 250
Moore and Modern Art 254
Equilibrium and Feeling: The Feminist Roots of Marianne Moore's Views on Emotion and Poetry 264
Chronology 279
Selected Bibliography 281
Index 291
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