Part of Nature, Part of Us: Modern American Poets

Part of Nature, Part of Us: Modern American Poets

by Helen Vendler, Helen H. Vendler

Paperback(New Edition)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, October 24


The poets nearest to us in time often seem the most remote and difficult. Helen Vendler closes the distance. She keeps the poet in view not only as thinker and artist, but as a man or woman whose humanity never disappears in her analysis. With her penetrating critical gift, Vendler assesses American poets from T. S. Eliot to Charles Wright.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674654761
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1980
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Helen Vendler is A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University.

Table of Contents


1. Wallace Stevens

The False and True Sublime

Souvenirs and Prophecies

Stevens and Keats's "To Autumn"

Apollo's Harsher Songs

2. Marianne Moore

3. T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land

4. Robert Penn Warren

Audubon: A Vision

5. W.H. Auden

City Without Walls

6. Elizabeth Bishop

Domestication, Domesticity, and the Otherworldly

7. Randall Jarrell

The Complete Poems

The Third Book of Criticism

8. John Berryman

Dream Songs

9. Robert Lowell

A Difficult Grandeur

"Ulysses, Circe, Penelope"

Day by Day

Pudding Stone

Last Days and Last Poems

Howard Nemerov

Collected Poems

Frank O'Hara

The Virtue of the Alterable

Allen Ginsberg

Planet News, 1961-1967

The Fall of America

James Merrill

Braving the Elements

Divine Comedies

Mirabell: Books of Number

W.S. Merwin

The Miner's Pale Children

Adrienne Rich

Diving into the Wreck

Of Woman Born

Sylvia Plath

Crossing the Water

Charles Wright

The Transcendent "I"

Dave Smith

"Oh I Admire and Sorrow"

Louise Glück


Good Black Poems, One by One

Ammons, Berryman, Cummings

Eight Poets

Ten Poets

Books Discussed

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews