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The poem of a life : a biography of Louis Zukofsky

Author: Mark Scroggins
Publisher: [Emeryville, CA] : Shoemaker & Hoard : [Distributed by Publishers Group West], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scroggins' very readable biography mixes impeccable scholarship with an astute sensitivity to the life of a cerebral, private man and a lucid appraisal of a poetry notable for its musicality and formal innovations. Scroggins' discussions of Zukofsky's important long poem "A" are models of critical commentary. By showing in exemplary fashion how the skeins of Zukofsky's life and poetry are subtly interwoven, The Poem  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Scroggins, Mark, 1964-
Poem of a life.
[Emeryville, CA] : Shoemaker & Hoard : [Distributed by Publishers Group West], ©2007
(OCoLC)608139830
Named Person: Louis Zukofsky; Louis Zukofsky; Louis Zukofsky
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Scroggins
ISBN: 9781593761585 1593761589
OCLC Number: 122337937
Notes: Distributor from jacket.
Description: xii, 572 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Lower East Side youth, 1904-1920 --
An ernster mensch at Columbia, 1920-1924 --
The lean twenties, 1924-1928 --
A thousand fiddles playing Bach, 1928-1930 --
"A"-1 through "A"-7 --
"Objectivists" : 1930-1931 --
At the helm of an avant-garde, 1932-1933 --
Politics and poetry, 1934-1935 --
Culture and design, 1936-1940 --
"A"-8 and first half of "A"-9 --
The home front, 1940-1945 --
A new life, 1946-1951 --
"A"-9 (second half) through "A"-12 --
The great world, 1952-1957 --
Going westward, 1958-1960 --
The darker world, 1961-1963 --
Short poems : contingencies and sequences --
Becoming a classic, 1964-1966 --
"A"-13 through "A"-20 --
Retiring, 1966-1969 --
At port, 1970-1978 --
"A"-21 through "A"-24 --
80 flowers and "Gamut, 90 trees" --
Afterword : 1978-1980.
Responsibility: Mark Scroggins.
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Scroggins' very readable biography mixes impeccable scholarship with an astute sensitivity to the life of a cerebral, private man and a lucid appraisal of a poetry notable for its musicality and formal innovations. Scroggins' discussions of Zukofsky's important long poem "A" are models of critical commentary. By showing in exemplary fashion how the skeins of Zukofsky's life and poetry are subtly interwoven, The Poem of a Life is a valuable and stimulating biography.--inside jacket.

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