Music Of What Happens / Edition 1

Music Of What Happens / Edition 1

by Helen Hennessy Vendler, Helen H. Vendler
     
 

Insight and wit distinguish these essays, in which Vendler elucidates the function of criticism as well as different critical methods and styles. Poets commented on range from Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz to Silvia Plath, James Merrill, and Amy Clampitt.See more details below

Overview

Insight and wit distinguish these essays, in which Vendler elucidates the function of criticism as well as different critical methods and styles. Poets commented on range from Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz to Silvia Plath, James Merrill, and Amy Clampitt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674591530
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: On Criticism

1. The Function of Criticism

2. Looking for Poetry in America

3. Critical Models: On Geoffrey Hartman

4. Defensive Harmonies: On Harold Bloom

5. The Medley Is the Message: On Roland Barthes

6. The Hunting of Wallace Stevens: Critical Approaches

Part II: On Poetry

7. Lionel Trilling and Wordsworth's Immortality Ode

8. Keats and the Use of Poetry

9. Reading Walt Whitman

Part III: On Poets

10. Seamus Heaney

11. Stephen Spender: Journals and Poems

12. Donald Davie: Self-Portraits in Verse

13. Ted Hughes

14. Czeslaw Milosz

15. John Ashbery, Louise Glück

16. Allen Ginsberg

17. Sylvia Plath

18. Elizabeth Bishop

19. Anne Sexton

20. A. R. Ammons: Dwelling in the Flow of Shapes

Part IV: Recent Writing

21. James Merrill

22. Adrienne Rich, Jared Carter, Philip Levine

23. Charles Wright

24. Amy Clampitt

25. Dave Smith

26. Frank Bidart

27. Michael Blumenthal

28. Louise Glück, Stephen Dunn, Brad Leithauser,

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