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Hecht, Anthony 1923-2004

Overview
Works: 225 works in 518 publications in 3 languages and 16,107 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Poetry  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Television programs  Music  Manuscripts 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Signer, Speaker, Performer, Lyricist, Librettist, Other
Classifications: PS3558.E28, 811.54
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Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus ( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven Against Thebes
The hard hours : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
24 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Venetian vespers : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hidden law : the poetry of W.H. Auden by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this study - the fruit of a lifelong critical and imaginative engagement with W H. Auden's works - Anthony Hecht identifies and traces consistent habits of thought and belief within the poet's extensive and varied writings and through his celebrated conversions and repudiations, literary and otherwise. Hecht acknowledges that Auden's poems "both invite the intrusive scrutiny of the cryptographer and deny him access." Yet the readings he offers of poems from every phase of Auden's career, along with dramatic works and critical essays, manage to explicate and illuminate Auden's rich (and often cryptic) allusiveness without murdering to dissect. Among the themes that connect Auden's works are his deep interest in the workings of language; his notion of the ultimate frivolity of art; his interest in the nature of heroism; his understanding of the relation of public to private life; the development of his religious thought; and what Auden called the "hidden law" that governs human existence - a strict and retaliatory force, something like poetic justice, that gives form to our best literature and shapes our personal fates. Hecht identifies these preoccupations in Auden's work - and shows how they cut across the many genres in which he wrote - without losing sight of each poem's individual history and context. As one of Auden's most distinguished poetic heirs, Anthony Hecht is uniquely qualified to illuminate both the reading and the writing of these essential works of twentieth-century literature
Melodies unheard : essays on the mysteries of poetry by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millions of strange shadows : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sonnets by William Shakespeare ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new edition focuses on the Sonnets as poetry - sometimes strikingly individual poems, but often subtly interlinked in thematic, imagistic and other groupings. Gwynne Evans and Anthony Hecht also address the many questions that cast a veil of mystery over the genesis of the Sonnets: to what extent are they autobiographical? What is the nature of the 'love', strongly expressed, between the 'poet', the 'youth' and the 'Dark Lady'? Can they, apart from the poet, be
Obbligati : essays in criticism by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The darkness and the light : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exquisite book in which a series of poems about biblical characters -- "Samson", "Saul and David", "Judith", and so on -- provides the backdrop for other reflections on both the beauty and the darkness in contemporary life. We see ourselves in fresh light as Hecht illuminates the simililarites between our own age and the biblical world, and finds postmodern sadness in stories like that of Miriam, who announces in her poem, "I had a nice voice once, and a large following./I was, you might say, a star". The centerpiece of the volume is the stunning "Sacrifice", a three-part poem that connects the story of Abraham and Isaac to an arresting Second World War scene unfolding in provincial occupied France in 1945
The transparent man : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected earlier poems : the complete texts of The hard hours, Millions of strange shadows, The Venetian vespers by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flight among the tombs : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of death. In Death of the Oxford Don, he writes: "Acquiring over years the appetite / And feeding habits of a parasite, / I live off the cold corpus of fine print, / Habited with black robes and heart of flint, / The word made flesh for me and me alone. / I gnaw and gnaw the satisfactory bone." With wood engravings by Leonard Baskin
On the laws of the poetic art by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning with a discussion of architecture as an illustration of a more general theme of discord and balance, the penultimate lecture probes the inner contradictions of works of art and our reactions to them. The sixth and final piece concerns art and morality, especially the issues involved in public funding of the arts
Collected later poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Hecht, now in his eightieth year, has earned a place alongside such poets as W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, and Elizabeth Bishop. Here under one cover are his three most recent collections'The Transparent Man, Flight Among the Tombs, and The Darkness and the Light. The perfect companion to his Collected Earlier Poems (continuously in print since 1990), this book brings the eloquent sound of Hecht's music to bear on a wide variety of human dramas: from a young woman dying of leukemia to the tangled love affairs of A Midsummer Night's Dream; from Death as the director of Hollywood films to the unexpected image of Marcel Proust as a figure skater. He glides with a gaining confidence, inscribes Tentative passages, thinks again, backtracks, Comes to a minute point, Then wheels about in widening sweeps and lobes, Large Palmer cursives and smooth entrelacs, Preoccupied, intent On a subtle, long-drawn style and pliant script Incised with twin steel blades and qualified Perfectly to express, With arms flung wide or gloved hands firmly gripped Behind his back, attentively, clear-eyed, A glancing happiness. From the Hardcover edition
Second sight : poems by Jonathan Aaron ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jiggery-pokery : a compendium of double dactyls ( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A parable of death. Ein Märchen vom Tod. For narrator, chorus, tenor solo, and orchestra by Lukas Foss ( )
7 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emily Dickinson ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson. Richard B. Sewall, Adrienne Rich, Anthony Hecht, and Joyce Carol Oates discuss her achievement, separating the facts of her life from the myths that grew up around her. Also includes a reading of her poetry by Jane Alexander. Designed for use in a television course on modern American poetry
The classic hundred poems ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the top 100 poems of all time as determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers. Includes notes by the editor on the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style
Eve names the animals by Susan Donnelly ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hecht, Anthony E. 1923-2004
Khekt, Ėntoni, 1923-2004
Languages
English (226)
German (1)
French (1)
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