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Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill

Autore: Helen Vendler
Editore: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Serie: Bollingen series, 35:56.; A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 2007.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Vendler "examines the ways in which five great modern American poets, writing their final books, try to find a style that does justice to life and death. With traditional religious consolations no longer available to them, these poets must invent new ways to express the crisis of death, as well as the paradoxical coexistence of a declining body and an undiminished consciousness ... The solution for one poet will not  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Wallace Stevens; Sylvia Plath; Robert (Schriftsteller Lowell; Elizabeth (Schriftstellerin) Bishop; James Ingram Merrill
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Helen Vendler
ISBN: 9780691145341 0691145342
Numero OCLC: 441947066
Riconoscimenti: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Descrizione: x, 152 p. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction: last looks, last books --
Looking at the worst: Wallace Stevens' The rock --
The contest of melodrama and restraint: Sylvia Plath's Ariel --
Images of subtraction: Robert Lowell's Day by day --
Caught and freed: Elizabeth Bishop and Geography III --
Self-portraits while dying: James Merrill and A scattering of salts.
Titolo della serie: Bollingen series, 35:56.; A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 2007.
Responsabilità: Helen Vendler.

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Examines the ways in which five great modern American poets, writing their final books, try to find a style that does justice to life and death alike. This title focuses on the books: "The Rock",  Per saperne di più…

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