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Selected Poems: 1950-2000

Selected Poems: 1950-2000

by Nathaniel Tarn
     
 

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For some forty years, Nathaniel Tarn has been celebrated as an extraordinary figure in American writing. His work in a variety of scholarly and literary genres has ranged from Maya ritual to Jewish mysticism, the monasteries of Burma to the arctic seas of Alaska. One of the founders of ethnopoetics, he has brought to poetry an almost limitless range of interests

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For some forty years, Nathaniel Tarn has been celebrated as an extraordinary figure in American writing. His work in a variety of scholarly and literary genres has ranged from Maya ritual to Jewish mysticism, the monasteries of Burma to the arctic seas of Alaska. One of the founders of ethnopoetics, he has brought to poetry an almost limitless range of interests and a remarkable dexterity in both open and closed forms. As Eliot Weinberger has written, “What holds it together is Tarn’s ecstatic vision, his continuing enthusiasm for the stuff of the world.”

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Publishers Weekly
A bold editor at literary presses Cape Editions and Cape Goliard, publishers of Charles Olson, J.H. Prynne and Ted Berrigan, among others, Nathaniel Tarn here provides samples from 19 of his 25 collections in Selected Poems 1950-2000. The book begins with 1964's "Old Savage/Young City," a jazzy meeting of myth and modernity borrowing from the great voices of the first half of the 20th century, where the speaker envisions the dead sailing to the underworld on ocean liners, "helpless without their desks/ and phones and sexy secretaries." Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819565426
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Forrest Gander
"Despite that many have been hard to find, Tarn's books have inspired a wild, almost religious devotion among readers. Long anticipated, The Selected Poems is a tremendous force field in which world and perception collaborate in innovative formal 'architextures,' a language that has no like."
Octavio Paz
"Anthropologist, editor, critic and translator, Nathaniel Tarn is above all a poet. Poetry is at the center of his personality and his activity. His work, in full growth, reveals a rich temperament, a remarkable linguistic inventiveness and a vision both original and universal."

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