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Howe, Susan

Overview
Works: 11 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 232 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Documentary films  Biographical films  Biography  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3558.O893, 811.54
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Publications about Susan Howe
Publications by Susan Howe
Most widely held works about Susan Howe
 
Most widely held works by Susan Howe
Winslow Homer : society and solitude ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"The first major documentary study of Winslow Homer, this program features over 180 images of Homer oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, and illustrations, combined with in-depth commentary from respected art scholars and historians."--Container
Pierce-arrow by Susan Howe( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Susan Howe's book of poems takes as its point of departure the figure of Charles S. Peirce, the allusive nineteenth-century philosopher on the periphery of the academic and social establishment yet intimately conjoined with them by birth and upbringing. Through Peirce and his wife Juliette, a lady of shadowy antecedents, Howe creates an intriguing nexus that explores the darker, melancholy sides of the fin-de-siècle Anglo-American intelligentsia. George Meredith and his wife Mary Ellen, Swinburne and his companion Theodore Watts-Dunton, are among those who also find a place in the three long poem-sequences that comprise the book. Howe's historical linkings, resonant with the sorrows of love and loss and the tragedies of war, create a compelling canvas of associations. "It's the blanks and gaps," she says, "that to me actually represent what poetry is--the connections between seemingly unconnected things--as if there is a place and might be a map to thought, when we know there is not."
Frame structures : early poems, 1974-1979 by Susan Howe( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
In Frame Structures, Susan Howe brings together those of her earliest poems she wishes to remain in print, and in the forms in which she cares to have them last. Gathered here are versions of Hinge Picture (1974), Chanting at the Crystal Sea (1975), Cabbage Gardens (1979), and Secret History of the Dividing Line (1978) that differ in some respects from their original small-press editions. In a long preface, "Frame Structures," written especially for this volume, Howe suggests the autobiographical, familial, literary, and historical motifs that suffuse these early works. Taken together, the preface and poems reflect her rediscovered sense of her own beginnings as a poet, her movement from the visual arts into the iconography of the written word
The Cotton Carnival years ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Through photographs, home movies, newsreels, and personal reminiscences we learn about the Cotton Carnival and what it meant to Memphis
Sacred spaces ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Through photographs, interviews, and documentary evidence, we learn about historic churches in Memphis
Remember when ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Through photographs, home movies, interviews and archival materials, we learn about downtown Memphis in the mid-twentieth century
Overton Square : the golden age ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Through photographs and interviews we learn about the heyday of Overton Square in the 1970s
Remember when ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"A nostalgic look at Memphis in the 30's, 40's and 50's -- lighthearted, personal memories of favorite eating places and nightspots, the old Fairgrounds, famous high school rivalries, ballparks and more."--Container
from Thorow by Susan Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The nonconformist's memorial : poems by Susan Howe( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The sequences fall into two sections, "Turning" and "Conversion," in half-ironic nonconforming counterpoint to Eliot's Four Quartets. Her collaging and mirror-imaging of words are concretions of verbal static, visual meditations on what can and cannot be said. For Howe, "Melville's Marginalia" is the essential poem in the collection, an approach to an elusive and allusive mind through Melville's own reading and the notations in his library books. This, says Howe, is "Language a wood for thought."
 
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