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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry

Author: Edward Hirsch; Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1999.
Series: Harvest Reading guide.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents an exploration of poetry and feeling, introducing poems selected by the author as emblematic because they suggest something crucial about the nature of poetry itself, and offering his insights on how the poems should be read. In this guide, the author reaches out to all those who may be disaffected by the mere mention of poetry and instructs the reader to focus on a personal, emotional response.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hirsch, Edward.
How to read a poem.
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1999
(OCoLC)648445205
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Hirsch; Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies.
ISBN: 0151004196 9780151004195 0156005662 9780156005661
OCLC Number: 40347405
Notes: "A DoubleTake book."
"Published by the Center for Documentary Studies in association with---."
Description: xiii, 354 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Message in a bottle --
A made thing --
A hand, a hook, a prayer --
Three initiations --
At the white heat --
Five acts --
Beyond desolation --
Poetry and history : Polish poetry after the end of the world --
Re : form --
A shadowy exultation --
Soul in action --
"To the reader at parting" --
The glossary and the pleasure of the text --
A reading list and the pleasure of the catalog.
Series Title: Harvest Reading guide.
Responsibility: Edward Hirsch.
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In a reading of world poetry, including verse by Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, and more, Hirsch reveals the purpose of a poet's words and ideas.  Read more...

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"A lovely book, full of joy and wisdom."-The Baltimore Sun "Hirsch's contribution is significant, [grounded] in the obvious pleasure he has experienced through words. . . . Who could resist the wiles Read more...

 
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