Poetry and What is Real

Poetry and What is Real

by Richard W. Tillinghast
     
 


A celebrated poet's exploration of major figures in twentieth-century American, English, and Irish poetry
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A celebrated poet's exploration of major figures in twentieth-century American, English, and Irish poetry

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ISBN-13:
9780472068722
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/02/2004
Series:
Poets on Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Allen Ginsberg and his generation1
Donald Hall : top of the 11th, top of the order12
James Dickey : the whole motion19
The life and fables of Bob Dylan30
John Crowe Ransom : Tennessee's major minor poet45
"How different I am from what they think" : Elizabeth Bishop58
W. H. Auden : "stop all the clocks"61
Digging for the truth about Sylvia Plath75
Blueberries sprinkled with salt : Frost's letters93
In praise of rhyme102
Louis Simpson : the poet of the 5.51106
Philip Levine : working the night shift110
Household economy, ruthlessness, romance, and the art of hospitality : notes on revision112
Quincy house and the White House115
Early and late : Robert Lowell and what is real122
Travel and the sense of place132
W. B. Yeats : the labyrinth of another's being144
A life in poetry158

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