The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art

The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art

by Reginald Gibbons
     
 

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"This anthology brings together essays by 20th-century poets on their own art: some concern themselves with its deep sources and ultimate justifications; others deal with technique, controversies among schools, the experience behind particular poems. The great Modernists of most countries are presented here—Paul Valéry, Federico García Lorca,

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"This anthology brings together essays by 20th-century poets on their own art: some concern themselves with its deep sources and ultimate justifications; others deal with technique, controversies among schools, the experience behind particular poems. The great Modernists of most countries are presented here—Paul Valéry, Federico García Lorca, Boris Pasternak, Fernando Pessoa, Eugenio Montale, Wallace Stevens—as are a range of younger, less eminent figures from the English-speaking world: Seamus Heaney, Denise Levertov, Wendell Berry. . . . The reader will find here a lively debate over the individualistic and the communal ends served by poetry, and over other issues that divide poets: inspiration and craft; the use or the condemnation of science; traditional and 'organic' form."—Alan Williamson, New York Times Book Review

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A reprinting of the 1979 anthology of writings by 20th c. poets on their own art, including the great modernists such as Valery, Federico Garcia, Pasternak, and Wallace Stevens as well as younger, lesser known figures such as Seamus Heaney and Denise Levertov. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226290546
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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