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The world below the window : poems, 1937-1997

Author: William Jay Smith; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Series: Johns Hopkins, poetry and fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Jay Smith melds an array of influences - from the French Symbolists to W.H. Auden and Wallace Stevens - into his own unmistakable voice, moving powerfully from the compressed, dark lyrics of his pre-World War II poetry ("Quail in Antumn") to experiments with a long, free-verse line in the 1960's ("The Tin Can"). Here are memorable lyrics that capture the horror of World War II ("Dark Valentine: War Poems")  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, William Jay, 1918-
World below the window.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605374370
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Jay Smith; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0801858593 9780801858598 9780801867835 0801867835
OCLC Number: 37663484
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The World below the Window --
Quail in Autumn --
Structure of Song --
The Young Lovers --
He Will Not Hear --
Night Music --
The Vision --
The Massacre of the Innocents --
Au Tombeau du Marechal Pet-de-Nain --
3 for 25 --
Polynesian in Khaki --
Hotel Continental --
Dark Valentine --
Elegy --
Barber, Wartime --
Pidgin Pinch --
Movies for the Troops --
Villanelle --
The Barber --
A Note on the Vanity Dresser --
Reflection --
Old Men on the Bench --
Academic Procession --
The Panther --
A Locket for Emily Dickinson --
All Earth's Divided --
On the Reef --
Abruptly All the Palm Trees --
The Waves --
At the Terminal --
Chrysanthemums --
The Peacock of Java --
Orpheus --
The Girl in Glass --
Persian Miniature --
Morning at Arnhem.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins, poetry and fiction.
Responsibility: William Jay Smith.
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In this collection, William Jay Smith has selected poems that cover his entire career. The range of his work is represented, including "Quail in Autumn", an example of his dark, pre-war poetry, "The  Read more...

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" "The World below the Window: Poems 1937-1997" offers work by a very serious poet indeed. Serious, but not ponderous, never pretentious. Smith's career has been devoted to the poetry of ordinary Read more...

 
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