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Best words, best order : essays on poetry

Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 1403961476 9781403961471
OCLC Number: 1004379367
Notes: First edition published by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Deceptions --
Metaphor and the authenticating act of memory --
Writing the reader's life --
Notes on free verse --
Pacing : the ways a poem moves --
Function of tone --
Voices one listens to --
Traffic between two worlds --
Rilke's growth as a poet --
Mandelstam : the poem as event --
Chekhov's sense of writing as seen through his letters --
Ritsos and the metaphysical moment --
Cemetery nights --
Maker's manipulation of time --
Passerby in the birdless street --
Problem of beauty and the requirements of art.
Responsibility: Stephen Dobyns.

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"These essays are wonderfully efficient litte machines, reproducing in the reader Dobyns's deep understanding of and affection for the work of such peers as Rilke, Mandelstan, and Chekhov." -- Read more...

 
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