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Zukofsky, Louis 1904-1978

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Works: 529 works in 909 publications in 2 languages and 25,783 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Catalogs  Drama  Quotations 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3549.U47, 811.52
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Publications about Louis Zukofsky
Publications by Louis Zukofsky
Publications by Louis Zukofsky, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Louis Zukofsky
American poetry : the twentieth century by The Library of America( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Prepositions : the collected critical essays of Louis Zukofsky by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
All the collected short poems, 1923-1958 by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Complete short poetry by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Bottom: on Shakespeare by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
17 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 libraries worldwide
"A" by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 libraries worldwide
No other poem in the English language is filled with as much daily love, light, intellect, and music. As William Carlos Williams once wrote of Zukofsky's poetry, "I hear a new music of verse stretching out into the future."
A test of poetry by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
20 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
"A" 1-12 by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Collected fiction by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and German and held by 522 libraries worldwide
All the collected short poems, 1956-1964 by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
17 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
" With an ear tuned to the most delicate musical effects, an eye for exact and heterogeneous details, and a mind bent on experiment, Louis Zukofsky was preeminent among the radical Objectivist poets of the 1930s. This is the first collection to draw on the full range of Zukofsky's poetry--containing short lyrics, versions of Catullus, and generous selections from "A", his 24-part "poem of a life"--and provides a superb introduction to a modern master of whom the critic Guy Davenport has written: "Every living American poet worth a hoot has stood aghast before the steel of his integrity." The most formally radical poet to emerge among the second wave of American modernists, Louis Zukofsky continues to influence younger poets attracted to the rigor, inventiveness, and formal clarity of his work. Born on New York's Lower East Side in 1904 to emigrant parents, Zukofsky achieved early recognition when he edited an issue of Poetry devoted to the Objectivist poets, including George Oppen and Charles Reznikoff. In addition to an abundance of short lyrics and a sound-based version of the complete poems of Catullus, he worked for most of his adult life on the long poem "A" of which he said: "In a sense the poem is an autobiography: the words are my life." Zukofsky's work has been described as difficult although he himself said: "I try to be as simple as possible." In the words of editor Charles Bernstein, "This poetry leads with sound and you can never go wrong following the sound sense... Zukofsky loved to create patterns, some of which are apparent and some of which operate subliminally... Each word, like a stone dropped in a pond, creates a ripple around it. The intersecting ripples on the surface of the pond are the pattern of the poem." Here for the first time is a selection designed to introduce the full range of Zukofsky's extraordinary poetry."--Publisher's website
The correspondence of William Carlos Williams & Louis Zukofsky by William Carlos Williams( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
"The Correspondence of William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky chronicles the professional and personal relationship between Williams and Zukofsky as they present one another with criticism, suggestions and confidences that are at turns touching and astonishingly candid. In addition to delving into the creative processes of the two men, this exciting and extensive collection provides important insight into the development of Modernism and into literary icons such as Ezra Pound, E. E. Cummings and T. S. Eliot. The analytical voice of Zukofsky and the experimental style of Williams radiate in these letters, creating a vivid and invaluable document of American literature."--BOOK JACKET
"A" 22 & 23 by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
"A" 13-21 by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Arise, arise by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
5 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Arise, arise, Louis Zukofsky's play in two acts, written in 1936, is a companion volume to "A"-24, Celia's L.Z. Masque, her five-part score based on his writings and centrally motivated by the play. While it has enjoyed initial publication in Kulchur, an Off-Broadway production in the thirties, and several staged readings, Arise, arise has never before appeared in book form. --Grossman PublishersDonated by Barbara Einzig
Little; for careenagers by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Catullus (Gai Valeri Catulli Veronensis liber) by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
The case of Ezra Pound by Charles Norman( Book )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Ferdinand, including [the prefatory piece] It was by Louis Zukofsky( Book )
9 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 libraries worldwide
"A"-24 by Louis Zukofsky( score )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Zukofsky, Louis
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-
Languages
English (229)
German (1)
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