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Kinnell, Galway 1927-2014

Overview
Works: 440 works in 917 publications in 5 languages and 28,808 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Fiction  Musical settings  Chamber music  Art music  Song cycles  Songs  Scores  Parts (Music) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Signer, Narrator, Editor, Speaker, Illustrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., vac, Recipient
Classifications: PS3521.I582, 811.54
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Selected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes fifty representative poems selected from six earlier collections
The book of nightmares by Galway Kinnell( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book-length poem evokes the horror, anguish, and brutality of 20th century history
The poems of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and French and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francois Villon was the last of the great medieval poets, as important in his own, more limited, sphere as Chaucer or Dante. His fame surpasses that of any other medieval French lyricist in spite of the modest quantity, uneven quality, and often repellent subject-matter of his work. His poems are largely autobiographical, and are rich in their descriptions of thefts, fights, nocturnal prowling, imprisonment, and exile. However, as Barbara Sargent-Baur points out, when Villon's work is good, it is very good, indeed unforgettable. His two major works are the Lais, a series of bequests in anticipation of his prudent departure from Paris, and Testament, which is about his primary topic, himself. There have been many translations of Villon's work into many languages, including English, but this is the first edition of the whole of the corpus utilizing a re-reading of all the manuscript sources and presenting for each poem a single-source text with all emendations accounted for. It is also the first annotated English version based on the best-text principle and respecting both Villon's meaning and his metrics. A modern edition of the French texts is presented beside the English on facing pages. In an extensive commentary, Sargent-Baur identifies the poet's literary and historical allusions, as well as place-names, legatees, and biographical data
The avenue bearing the initial of Christ into the New World : poems 1946-1964 by Galway Kinnell( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past by Galway Kinnell( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems consider Vermont, the poet's family, the memories, parenthood, divorce, love, nature, mortality, and consciousness. --
A new selected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this volume have been newly selected by Kinnell from his eight collections published between 1960 and 1994. Readers get a glimpse of the life of this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Body rags by Galway Kinnell( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong is your hold by Galway Kinnell( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the eleventh book of poems from Galway Kinnell. In this striking and various collection, he gives us poems of itermingling with the natural world, love poems and evocations of sexuality, poems about his father, his children, poet friends, poet heroes, and mythic figures. Included also is "When the Towers Fell, " his stunning requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The book"s title derives from Walt Whitman"s "Last Invocation": "Strong is your hold, omortal flesh, / Strong is your hold, O love" A CD of the author reading his work is included--Publisher
Mortal acts, mortal words by Galway Kinnell( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperfect thirst by Galway Kinnell( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galway Kinnell's twelfth collection of poems, Imperfect Thirst, is powerful and thrilling, beautifully crafted and astonishingly candid. In it, Kinnell approaches elemental subjects with a remarkable balance of good nature and holy dread. It includes re-visions of moments of childhood and youth; reflections on the relationship between humans and the other creatures; poems bearing on music, language, sex, mortality; five poems based on the form of the Persian ghazal; love poems; and a tender evocation of a daughter taking care of her old father. Five longer poems close the book: a meditation on the lasting reverberations of childhood trauma; a lively ode to excrement; a disquisition on flies which weaves together the observations of thirteen other poets; a looking back at the past and a child's looking forward; and an elegy for a beloved sister. Imperfect Thirst is a bold, exact, passionate book from a poet at the height of his powers
When one has lived a long time alone by Galway Kinnell( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems ranging from melancholy meditations of a solitary mind concerning estrangement and the longing for reconnection to the natural world and its creatures closely observed
Black light : a novel by Galway Kinnell( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the emotional experiences of a simple man who keeps on the run after committing a murder
Flower herding on Mount Monadnock by Galway Kinnell( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What a kingdom it was by Galway Kinnell( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems of Walt Whitman meant little to me when I read them in high school and college. Luckily, when I was teaching at the University of Grenoble in my late twenties, I was required to give a course on Whitman. My experience of Leaves of Grass then was intense ... Soon I understood that poetry could be transcendent, hymn-like, a cosmic song, and yet remain idolatrously attached to the creatures and things of our world ... Once again, as when I first began writing, it seemed it might be possible to say everything in poetry."--Publisher's website
Three books : body rags : mortal acts, mortal words : the past by Galway Kinnell( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body Rags, Mortal Acts, Mortal Words, and The Past: these three books are central to the life's work of one of the masters of contemporary poetry. Published here in one volume, they include many of Galway Kinnell's best-loved and most-anthologized poems, such as "The Porcupine", "The Bear", "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps", "St. Francis and the Sow", "Fergus Falling", "The Olive Wood Fire", "Prayer", and "The Fundamental Project of Technology". In some of the poems in this edition, Kinnell has made revisions, which he comments upon in a prefatory note
The essential Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and German and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell and co-translator Hannah Liebmann comes The Essential Rilke, with newly translated selections of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and an informative introduction. This collection also features all of the poems in their original German on facing pages." "German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) enjoys ever-increasing popularity. Throughout his poetry, Rilke addresses questions of how to live and relate to the world in a voice that is simultaneously prophetic and intensely personal. Kinnell and Liebmann's translations put accuracy first and yet retain the power and grace of poetry."--Jacket
Collected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete showcase of "one of the true master poets of his generation," Galway Kinnell (1927-2014): a lifetime's work and a deeply lived life reflected in over two hundred poems"--
Early poems, 1947-1959 by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the motion and immobility of Douve by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in French and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The avenue bearing the initial of Christ into the New World : poems 1946-1964
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The book of nightmaresThe poems of François VillonThe avenue bearing the initial of Christ into the New World : poems 1946-1964A new selected poemsStrong is your holdImperfect thirstWhen one has lived a long time aloneThe essential Whitman
Alternative Names
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell americký spisovatel

Galway Kinnell Amerikaans dichter (1927-2014)

Galway Kinnell amerikansk poet

Galway Kinnell poet

Galway Kinnell poeta statunitense

Kinnell Galway

Kinnell, Galway, 1927-

Kinnell, Galway Mills 1927-2014

Голуей Кинел

ゴールウェイ・キネル

Languages
English (286)

French (5)

German (2)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)