The Best of the Kenyon Review: Poetry, Stories, and Essays

The Best of the Kenyon Review: Poetry, Stories, and Essays

by David Lynn
     
 

The first collection from the archives of this beloved literary journal

Featuring remarkable works from dozens of acclaimed writers, this is an anthology of the best poems, short stories and essays that first appeared in The Kenyon Review, one of the world's most influential literary journals. This who's who of literature contains pieces by current National Book

Overview

The first collection from the archives of this beloved literary journal

Featuring remarkable works from dozens of acclaimed writers, this is an anthology of the best poems, short stories and essays that first appeared in The Kenyon Review, one of the world's most influential literary journals. This who's who of literature contains pieces by current National Book Award winner Ruth Stone and:
William Carlos Williams, Randall Jarrell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Federico Garcia Lorca, E.L. Doctorow, John Berryman, Dylan Thomas, Allen Tate, Marianne Moore, F.O. Matthiessen, Muriel Rukeyser, Bertolt Brecht, John Crowe Ransom, Wallace Stevens, Robert Lowell, W.H. Auden, Sean O'Faolain, James Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Konstantinos Kavaphes, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Thomas Pynchon, Sylvia Plath, James Dickey, Nadine Gordimer, Doris Lessing, Julio Cortázar, Robert Hass, Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, Lewis Hyde, Galway Kinnell, Derek Walcott, Woody Allen, Rita Dove, Italo Calvino, Louise Erdrich, Gerald Early, Reginald McKnight, Philip Levine, Yusef Komunyakaa, Richard Howard, Eavan Boland, Ha Jin, Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas Glave, Charles Wright

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
For more than 60 years, proclaims the Kenyon Review's homepage, this journal has attempted "to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages." Organized chronologically, this wide-ranging anthology of poetry, stories, and essays provides a fine introduction for new readers as well as a convenient volume for devotees of this distinguished literary magazine. The early years are well represented with essays by founding editor John Crowe Ransom and W.H. Auden, poetry by Robert Lowell and Wallace Stevens, and stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Peter Taylor. Contemporary works include an essay by Gerald Early, poetry by Charles Wright and Rita Dove, and short stories by Thomas Glave, Ha Jin, and Joyce Carol Oates, who also contributed the introduction. As Kenyon Review editor Lynn writes in his preface, "We are in perpetual quest of superb writing"-and readers are of course the beneficiaries. Recommended for most collections.-Kathryn R. Bartelt, Univ. of Evansville Libs., IN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402200359
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

David Lynn has been the editor of The Kenyon Review since 1994. His novel, Wrestling with Gabriel, was released in late 2002, and Fortune Telling, a collection of stories, appeared in 1998. He is also the author of The Hero's Tale, a critical study, and Professor of English at Kenyon College.

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