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Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry / Edition 2 available in Paperback
In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2003|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of Contents
• Metaphor and the Authenticating Act of Memory
• Writing the Reader's Life
• Notes on Free Verse
• Pacing: The Ways a Poem Moves
• The Function of Tone
• The Voices One Listens To
• The Traffic between Two Worlds
• Rilke's Growth as a Poet
• Mandelstam: The Poem as Event
• Chekhov's Sense of Writing as Seen through His Letters
• Ritsos and the Metaphysical Moment
• Cemetery Nights
• The Maker's Manipulation of Time
• The Passerby in the Birdless Street
• The Problem of Beauty and the Requirements of Art