Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems

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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.
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931082952
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Series: American Poets Project Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,409,564
  • Product dimensions: 4.76 (w) x 7.77 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

I sent thee late (1922) 1
From Poem beginning "the" 3
First movement : "and out of olde bokes, in good faith" 3
Fifth movement : autobiography 5
Half-dozenth movement : finale, and after 9
From 29 poems
2 : "not much more than being" 11
3 : "cocktails" 12
5 : ferry 14
From 29 songs
5 : it's a gay li - ife 15
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, 1933 20
From Anew (1935-1944)
1 : che di lor suona su nella tua vita 22
2 : "one lutenist played look; your thought was drink :" 22
9 : "for you I have emptied the meaning" 22
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 viii 26
From Some time (1940-1956)
A song for the year's end 27
From So that even a lover 29
And without 30
From Songs of degrees 30
From Barely and widely (1956-1958)
Barely / and / widely 33
4 : a valentine 34
11 : head lines 36
12 : 4 other countries 36
From I's (pronounced eyes) (1937-1960)
(Ryokan's scroll) 74
Peri Poietikes 75
I's (pronounced eyes) 76
To friends, for good health 80
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 wild 155
From Catullus (1958-1969)
5 156
7 156
8 157
51 158
70 158
76 158
112 160
From 80 flowers (1974-1978)
"Heart us invisibly thyme time" 161
Honesty 161
Liveforever 162
Dogwood 162
Raspberry 162
Thyme 163
Vines 163
Weeds 164
Zinnia 164
From Complete short poetry
Gamut (1978) 165
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