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The fierce embrace : a study of contemporary American poetry

Author: Charles Molesworth
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critically examines the development of contemporary poetry looking at the work of Lowell, Ginsberg, Plath, Snodgrass, Berryman, Sexton, Ashbery, Roethke, O'Hara, Kinnell, Bly, and Levine.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Molesworth, Charles, 1941-
Fierce embrace.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1979
(OCoLC)706006647
Named Person: Theodore Roethke; Robert Lowell; Allen Ginsberg; Frank O'Hara; John Ashbery; Galway Kinnell; Robert Bly; Philip Levine; John Ashbery; Robert Bly; Allen Ginsberg; Galway Kinnell; Philip Levine; Robert Lowell; Frank O'Hara; Theodore Roethke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Molesworth
ISBN: 0826202780 9780826202789 0826202837 9780826202833
OCLC Number: 4776803
Description: x, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "We have come this far" : audience and form in contemporary poetry --
"Songs of a happy man" : the poetry of Theodore Roethke --
Republican objects and Utopian moments : the poetry of Robert Lowell and Allen Ginsberg --
"With your own face on" : confessional poetry --
Interchapter: The poet and the poet's generation --
"The clear architecture of the nerves" : the poetry of Frank O'Hara --
"The rank flavor of blood" : the poetry of Galway Kinnell --
"Rejoicing in the gathering dark" : the poetry of Robert Bly --
Interchapter: The metaphors for the poem --
"The burned essential oil" : the gestures of Philip Levine --
"This leaving-out business" : the poetry of John Ashbery --
Interchapter: Magazines and magazine verse --
Reflections in place of a conclusion.
Responsibility: Charles Molesworth.

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Critically examines the development of contemporary poetry looking at the work of Lowell, Ginsberg, Plath, Snodgrass, Berryman, Sexton, Ashbery, Roethke, O'Hara, Kinnell, Bly, and Levine.

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