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Davison, Peter 1928-

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Works: 64 works in 178 publications in 1 language and 8,263 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Publications about Peter Davison
Publications by Peter Davison
Publications by Peter Davison, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Peter Davison
Hello, darkness : the collected poems of L.E. Sissman by L. E Sissman( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 libraries worldwide
The world of Farley Mowat : a selection from his works by Farley Mowat( Book )
11 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 libraries worldwide
The breaking of the day, and other poems by Peter Davison( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Walking the boundaries; poems, 1957-1974 by Peter Davison( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
One of the dangerous trades : essays on the work and workings of poetry by Peter Davison( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Praying wrong : new and selected poems, 1957-1984 by Peter Davison( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
A voice in the mountain : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Breathing room : new poems by Peter Davison( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Many of the lively poems in this collection map the temporal location of elderhood -- the frustrating, miraculous senescence of a body and mind self-aware with a whole lived life. Davison creates with words the space for an idea to "breathe" in the mind of the reader -- words written with one eye on death's inevitable finale
Barn fever and other poems by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Pretending to be asleep; poems by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Mr. Davison's third collection--brief cerebral poems mainly dealing with the ""outrage and the dread"" of death in life. Davison's man of straw, the ""Plausible Man,"" taking shape from circumstances and social confluence, casts no shadow, and it is this non-existence of contemporary man that the poet attempts to exorcise as ""life stiffens and keeps its distance."" Davison's verse itself--with a kind of Midtown urbanity--also keeps a careful distance from the gutsy, rampaging line and experimentation of most new poetry. No vanguard poetry reader will stand for: ""It shuns me now that sometimes did me seek,"" even as a quip. However, there are those who like their poetry cool, mildly stimulating and not particularly involving
The great ledge : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
James Dickey, in reviewing Peter Davison's last book, Praying Wrong: New and Selected Poems, 1957-1984, said, ' Davison will not let things break him. His voice is his; he has earned it and can use it, and as a result is surely one of our better poets.' That sense of this poet's singularity is one of the great strengths of this new book; these deeply felt poems are uniquely his. From the almost unbearably moving 'Equinox 1980, ' which opens the book, to the delightful 'Peaches, ' The Great Ledge confirms the remark of Vernon Young that Davison is 'one of the few poets of the first order writing in English today.'
The poems of Peter Davison, 1957-1995 by Peter Davison( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Peter Davison, of which this is the ninth volume, covers a broad range of subject matter. Musical and supple, with rewards for the eye, the ear, and the mind, concerned as much with country as with city matters, Davison's poems move past personality. They open questions of identity, explorations of the natural world, personal and religious conflict, and the mysterious workings of memory. His poetry, such as the long poem "The Great Ledge," is especially moving and powerful when read aloud. This volume, combining Davison's most recent work with all the earlier poems he wishes to preserve, reveals a poet in his late middle age writing out of the midst of a life both active and contemplative, yet given over to poetry. He is a worthy heir to the passionate poetic tradition of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost
Night music : poems by L. E Sissman( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Selected by Peter Davison with an introduction by Edward Hirsch. Sissman was a true phenomenon in American poetry. He published his first book, a collection of antic, autobiographical episodes in blank verse, in 1968. Eight years and three books later, he died of Hodgkin's disease at the age of forty-eight. Of Sissman's remarkable final poems John Updike wrote, "What other poet had ever given such wry and unblinking witness to his own dying' His poetry gave back to life more generously than he had received, and carried his beautiful wit into darkness undimmed." Now Sissman's longtime editor, Peter Davison, has selected from his lifework the essential poems--the essence of an American original. (A Mariner Original)
The city and the island : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Presents Walt Whitman's collection of poems, "Leaves of Grass" 150 years after it first appeared in print, with a new introduction, foreword, and afterword
Dark houses, 1970-1898 by Peter Davison( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Paradise as a garden by Peter Davison( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
The spoken arts treasury ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Half remembered; a personal history by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Davison, P. H.
Davison, P. H., 1926-
Davison, Peter, 1926-
Davison Peter 1928-2004
Davison, Peter Hubert 1928-
Languages
English (124)
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