The Blue Estuaries: Poems: 1923-1968

The Blue Estuaries: Poems: 1923-1968

by Louise Bogan
     
 

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Honored, during the course of her literary career, with almost every major poetry award, Louise Bogan (1898-1970) was the poetry critic for The New Yorker for nearly forty years. The Blue Estuaries contains her five previous books of verse along with a section of uncollected work, fully representing a unique and distinguished contribution to modern

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Honored, during the course of her literary career, with almost every major poetry award, Louise Bogan (1898-1970) was the poetry critic for The New Yorker for nearly forty years. The Blue Estuaries contains her five previous books of verse along with a section of uncollected work, fully representing a unique and distinguished contribution to modern poetry over five decades.

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“Behind the Bogan poems is a woman, intense, proud, strong-willed. . . . Her poems can be read and reread: they keep yielding new meanings, as all good poetry should. The ground beat of great tradition can be heard, with the necessary and subtle variations. Bogan is one of the true inheritors.” —Theodore Roethke

“Now that we can see the sweep of forty-five years' work in this collection of over a hundred poems, we can judge what a feat of character it has been. . . . [Bogan's] is a language as supple as it is accurate, dealing with things in their own tones. . . . Reading this book with delight, I was struck by a career of stubborn, individual excellence.” —William Meredith, The New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374524616
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
10/31/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,330,954
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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Books by the celebrated poet/critic Louise Bogan (1897-1970) include Body of This Death (1923), Dark Summer (1929), The Sleeping Fury (1937), Poems and New Poems (1941), Collected Poems 1923-1953 (1954), Achievement in American Poetry, 1900-1950 (1951), and Collected Poems 1923-1953 (1954). What the Woman Lived: Selected Letters of Louise Bogan 1920-1970 (1973) was edited by Ruth Limmer.

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