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At the barriers : on the poetry of Thom Gunn

Author: Joshua Weiner
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (1929-2004) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, Gunn demonstrated that formal poetry could successfully include new speech rhythms and open forms and that experimental styles could still maintain technical and intellectual rigor. Along the way, Gunn's verse captured  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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At the barriers.
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009004284
(OCoLC)262429454
Named Person: Thom Gunn; Thom Gunn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Weiner
ISBN: 9780226890371 0226890376
OCLC Number: 456376637
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 329 p.)
Contents: Introduction --
In England / Eavan Boland --
All that you praise I take: a glimpse of the young Thom Gunn / Neil Powell --
Young Gunn: coming out fighting / Alfred Corn --
Existentialism and homosexuality in Gunn's early poetry / Clive Wilmer --
Gunn, Shakespeare, and the Elizabethans across the water / August Kleinzahler --
Thom Gunn: the plain style and the city / Keith Tuma --
Thom Gunn and Anglo-American modernism / Joshua Weiner --
From Ladd's Hill to Land's End (and back again): narrative, rhythm, and the transatlantic occasions of "Misanthropos" / Thom Gunn --
Versions of "Meat" / Joshua Weiner --
Gunn's "Meat": notations on craft in America / John Peck --
Summation and chthonic power / Brian Teare --
Our dionysian experiment: three theses on the poetry of Thom Gunn --
Of the world / Tom Sleigh --
Thom Gunn's new Jerusalem / David Gewanter --
Domains of ecstasy / Paul Muldoon --
Considering "Considering the snail" / Wendy Lesser --
Thom Gunn's "Duncan" / Robert Pinsky --
Coda: Thom Gunn, inside and outside.
Responsibility: edited by Joshua Weiner.

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Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (1929-2004) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. This book surveys Gunn's career from  Read more...

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"Since his death in 2004, poetry on both sides of the Atlantic has missed Thom Gunn--his gusto, his candor, his tact, his persistent doubleness, his unfolding sympathies, his freedom from fixed Read more...

 
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