Selected Poems of Charles Tomlinson, 1955-1997

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An accessible retrospective of the great poet.
In the tradition of Wallace Stevens, Charles Tomlinson's Selected Poems—encompassing his work from 1955 to 1997—records the logic of human perception, embodying aspects of both tragedy and possibility. Here is the long-awaited compendium of the work of one of England's contemporary masters and one of this century's great poets.

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Overview

An accessible retrospective of the great poet.
In the tradition of Wallace Stevens, Charles Tomlinson's Selected Poems—encompassing his work from 1955 to 1997—records the logic of human perception, embodying aspects of both tragedy and possibility. Here is the long-awaited compendium of the work of one of England's contemporary masters and one of this century's great poets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811213691
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/17/1997
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Tomlinson read English at Queens College, Cambridge, has lived in Northern Italy and London, and has recently retired after thirty-six years of teaching at the University of Bristol. In 1993 he received the Bennett Award for achievement in literature from The Hudson Review of New York, and in 1991 the Premio Europeo di Cittadella. He is the editor of the classic anthology The Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation. He lives in Gloucester, England.

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Table of Contents

Preface--Charles Tomlinson
The Necklace (1955)
Aesthetic
Venice
Nine Variations in a Chinese Winter Setting
Sea Change
Fiascherino
Seeing is Believing (1958, 1960)
The Atlantic
Winter Encounters
Oxen: Ploughing at Fiesole
The Mediterranean
How Still the Hawk
Glass Grain
Tramontana at Lerici
Northern Spring
The Crane
Paring the Apple
More Foreign Cities
A Meditation on John Constable
Frondes Agrestes
Farewell to Van Gogh
Cezanne at Aix
At Holwell Farm
On the Hall at Stowey
Civilities of Lamplight
from `Antecedents': VI Something: A
Direction
The Churchyard Wall
A Peopled Landscape (1963)
Winter-Piece
Canal
John Maydew or The Allotment
The Hand at Callow Hill Farm
The Picture of J. T. in a Prospect of Stone
Up at La Serra
Sea Poem
Head Hewn with an Axe
Over Brooklyn Bridge
Ode to Arnold Schoenberg
American Scenes and Other Poems (1966)
The Snow Fences
The Door
The Weathercocks
A Given Grace
The Cavern
Arizona Desert
A Death in the Desert
Las Trampas USA
Mr Brodsky
Ute Mountain
A Garland for Thomas Eakins
The Well
The Oaxaca Bus
Idyll
The Way of a World (1969)
Swimming Chenango Lake
Prometheus
Eden
Adam
Assassin
Against Extremity
In the Fullness of Time
The Way of a World
Descartes and the Stove
On the Principle of Blowclocks
A Sense of Distance
The Fox Gallery
To be Engraved on the Skull of a Cormorant
The Chances of Rhyme
Written on Water (1972)
On Water
The Lighthouse
Stone Speech
The Compact: at Volterra
At Sant' Antimo
Ariadne and the Minotaur
Hawks
Of Beginning Light
Autumn Piece
Event
During Rain
The Way In and Other Poems (1974)
The Way In
At Stoke
Gladstone Street
The Marl Pits
After a Death
Hill Walk
How Far
Of Lady Grange
The Shaft (1978)
Charlotte Corday
For Danton
Casarola
Prose Poem
Images of Perfection
The Faring
The Metamorphosis
Mushrooms
Sky Writing
In Arden
The Shaft
The Scream
The Flood (1981)
Snow Signs
Their Voices Rang
For Miriam
Hay
Under the Bridge
San Fruttuoso: the Divers
Above Carrara
Firefiles
Thunder in Tuscany
The Littleton Whale
The Flood
The Epilogue
Notes from New York and Other Poems (1984)
Above Manhattan
All Afternoon
To Ivor Gurney
Black Brook
Poem for my Father
Night Fishers
The Moment
Writing on Sand
Valle de Oaxaca
The Return (1987)
In the Borghese Gardens
Revolution
Fountain
The Return
Catacomb
The Miracle of the Bottle and the Fishes
In Memory of George Oppen
The Tax Inspector
from `Winter Journey'
A Rose for Janet
The Well
The Hawthorn in Trent Vale
Ararat
Annunciations (1989)
Annunciation
The Blade
Above the Rio Grande
The Plaza
Far Point
Carrara Revisited
The House in the Quarry
At the Autumn Equinox
The Butterflies
Harvest
Letter to Uehata
Orion over Farne
Chance
The Headland
For a Godchild
The Door in the Wall (1992)
The Operation
Siena in Sixty-Eight
Paris in Sixty-Nine
Blaubeuren
The Door in the Wall
Geese Going South
The Stair
Hacienda
Response to Hopkins
Song
Second Song
Before the Concert
Picking Mushrooms by Moonlight
Jubilation (1995)
from For A Granddaughter
1 On the Terrace
2 To be Read Later On
3 Jessica Learned to Kiss
6 To My Daughter
Against Travel
To Vasko Popa in Rome
Valestrieri
Down from Colonnata
A Retrospect: 1951-91
from `Portuguese Pieces':
1 Alto Minho
2 Ponte de Lima
3 Soajo
4 Swallows
6 In Lisbon
Zipangu
Snapshot
Jubilacion
The Track of the Deer
The Shadow
Walks
Epilogue (1997)
A Doggerel for My Seventieth Birthday
A Backward Glance
Index of Titles

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