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The given and the made : recent American poets

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1995.
Series: T.S. Eliot memorial lectures.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does a poet repeatedly over a lifetime make art out of an arbitrary assignment of fate? By asking this question of the work of four American poets - two men of the postwar generation, two young women writing today - Helen Vendler suggests a fruitful way of looking at a poet's career and a new way of understanding poetic strategies as both mastery of forms and forms of mastery.
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Named Person: Robert Lowell; John Berryman; Rita- Dove; Jorie Graham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Vendler
ISBN: 0571170781 9780571170784
OCLC Number: 60117322
Notes: Originally presented as the author's T.S. Eliot memorial lectures (Canterbury, University of Kent).
Description: xii, 136 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: I. Robert Lowell and History --
II. John Berryman: Freudian Cartoons --
III. Rita Dove: Identity Markers --
IV. Jorie Graham: The Nameless and the Material.
Series Title: T.S. Eliot memorial lectures.
Responsibility: Helen Vendler.

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How does a poet repeatedly over a lifetime make art out of an arbitrary assignment of fate? By asking this question of the work of four American poets - two men of the postwar generation, two young women writing today - Helen Vendler suggests a fruitful way of looking at a poet's career and a new way of understanding poetic strategies as both mastery of forms and forms of mastery.

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