Leaping Poetry: An Idea with Poems and Translations

Leaping Poetry: An Idea with Poems and Translations

by Robert Bly
     
 

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Leaping Poetry is Robert Bly's testament to the importance of the artistic leap that bridges the gap between conscious and unconscious thought in any great work of art. Part anthology and part commentary, Bly seeks to rejuvenate modern Western poetry through his revelations of “leaping” as found in the works of poets from around the world, while

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Leaping Poetry is Robert Bly's testament to the importance of the artistic leap that bridges the gap between conscious and unconscious thought in any great work of art. Part anthology and part commentary, Bly seeks to rejuvenate modern Western poetry through his revelations of “leaping” as found in the works of poets from around the world, while also outlining the basic principles that shape his own poetry.

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“A fabulous, madly lucid, useful little book . . . such is Bly's guileless authority that you can take him any way you want and still come away learning something about imagination.”
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“Poem after poem is electrifying. A rousing little anthology indeed.”
—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822960034
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
732,428
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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