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Author: Karl Shapiro; John Updike; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Library of America, ©2003.
Series: American poets project.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new selection, master literary craftsman John Updike provides a long-overdue reassessment of Karl Shapiro, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who has become one of the defining figures of the postwar period.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-2000.
Selected poems.
New York : Library of America, c2003
(OCoLC)606930590
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Shapiro; John Updike; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 1931082340 9781931082341
OCLC Number: 50417463
Description: xxxi, 197 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: from Person, place and thing (1942): Necropolis; Auto wreck; Dome of Sunday; Epitaph for John and Richard; Drug store; Haircut; Mongolian idiot; Scyros; Elegy for two banjos; Buick; Fly; Snob; University; Washington Cathedral; Emporium; My grandmother; October 1; Confirmatin; Honkytonk; Hollywood; Birds; Cut flower; Terminal; Conscription camp; Giantess --
from The place of love (1942): My hair; Tongue --
from V-Letter and other poems (1944): Aside; Sydney Bridge; Troop train; Christmas Eve, Australia; Full moon, New Guinea; Sunday, New Guinea; Nigger; Franklin; Interlude; Bed; Synagogue; Birthday poem; Leg; Movie; Elegy for a dead soldier; Crusoe; Intellectual; Spider; Satire, anxiety; V-Letter --
from Essay on rime (1945) --
from Trial of a poet (1947): Homecoming; Demobilization; Conscientious objector; Convert; Urn of ashes; from Recapitulations; Dirty word; Words for a child's birthday; Air liner; Progress of Faust; from Trial of a poet --
from Poems 1940-1953 (1953): Israel; Ego; Figurehead; Glass poem; Minute; Love for a hand; Phenomenon; French postcard; Going to school --
from Poems of a Jew (1958): Alphabet; Olive tree; First time; Crucifix in the filing cabinet --
from The Bourgeois poet (1964): Bourgeois poet; Sub-division; Garrison state; Office love; High school; Dermatologist; Absences; Third class, Queen Mary; Tahiti 1936; Burlesk; Bouquet; War movies; Fox hole; Missal; I am an atheist who says his prayers; Lower the standard; Prosody; Funeral of poetry --
from Selected poems (1968): Manhole covers; Western town; New museum; Poetry reading; Tornado warning; Human nature; California winter --
from White-haired lover (1968): You played Chopin; How do I love you?; You lay above me; O my beloved; Aubade --
from Adult bookstore (1976): Adult bookstore; Girls working in banks; California petrarchan; Garage sale; My father's funeral; My fame's not feeling well; To Lesbia --
from Collected poems 1940-1978 (1978): W.H.A.; Accountant; Mozart's Jew --
from New & selected poems 1940-1986 (1987): At Auden's grave; Vietnam Memorial; And now, the weather; Grant's Tomb revisited; Homewreck; Back; Reitrement --
from The old horsefly (1992): Old horsefly; Whitman; Kleenex; Creative writing; Ovid; July 7, 1978; Future-present; "There's one."
Series Title: American poets project.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Karl Shapiro ; John Updike, editor.
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In this new selection, master literary craftsman John Updike provides a long-overdue reassessment of Karl Shapiro, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who has become one of the defining figures of the postwar period.

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