The Love Poems of James Laughlin

The Love Poems of James Laughlin

by James Laughlin


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As a poet, the late James Laughlin (1914-1997) was perhaps best known for his love lyrics. Marjorie Perloff has written, "Who else . . . writes such bittersweet, ironic, rueful, erotic, toughminded, witty love poems, poems that run the gamut from ecstasy to loss?" Andrei Codrescu wrote, "Under deep cover as Godfather of Modernism, James Laughlin has secretly raised and made himself into the Poetry Chieftain of Sane Eros, the Catullus of fin-de-siecle America." This small paperback edition of his finest love poems is a perfect memorial to one of the twentieth century's most important men of letters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811213875
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

James Laughlin (1914–1997) founded New Directions in 1936 while still a student at Harvard. He wrote and compiled more than a dozen books of poetry as well as stories and essays; seven volumes of his correspondence with his authors are available from W.W. Norton. 

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