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Howe, Susan 1937-

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Works: 250 works in 370 publications in 1 language and 7,317 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  History  Artists' books  Manuscripts 
Roles: Narrator, Compiler
Classifications: PS3558.O893, 811.54
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Singularities by Susan Howe( Computer File )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 libraries worldwide
My Emily Dickinson by Susan Howe( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
For Wallace Stevens, "Poetry is the scholar's art." Susan Howe--taking poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides--embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, "My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun," Howe tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Brontë, Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. "Dickinson's life was language and a lexicon her landscape....Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text...."
The birth-mark : unsettling the wilderness in American literary history by Susan Howe( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
The gorgeous nothings by Emily Dickinson( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
"The first full-color facsimile publication of Emily Dickinson's manuscripts, [presenting] this important, experimental work exactly as Dickinson wrote it. These fifty-two envelope writings offer a never before possible glimpse into the process of one of our most important poets"--Dust jacket back
The nonconformist's memorial : poems by Susan Howe( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The Nonconformist's Memorial is a gathering of four long sequences that underscores Susan Howe's reputation as one of the leading experimentalists writing today. Howe is a poet of language in history whose work resonates back through Melville, Dickinson, and Shelley to the seventeenth-century Metaphysicals and Puritans (the nonconformism of the title), and forward again to T.S. Eliot and the abstract expressionists
The midnight by Susan Howe( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
In The Midnight's amply illustrated five sections, three of poetry and two of prose, we find--swirling around the poet's mother--ghosts, family photographs, whispers, interjections, bed hangings, unfinished lace, the fly-leaves of old books, The Master of Ballantrae, the Yeats brothers, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, Lady Macbeth, Thomas Sheridan, Michael Drayton, Frederick Law Olmsted: a restless brood confronting, absorbing, and refracting history and language. With shades of wit, insomnia, and terror, The Midnight becomes a kind of dialogue in which the prose and poetry sections seem to be dreaming fitfully of each other
Souls of the Labadie tract by Susan Howe( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Souls of the Labadie Tract finds Susan Howe exploring (or unsettling) one of her favorite domains, the psychic past of America, with Jonathan Edwards and Wallace Stevens as her presiding tutelary geniuses. Three long poems interspersed with prose pieces, Souls of the Labadie Tract takes as its starting point the Labadists, a Utopian Quietest sect that moved from the Netherlands to Cecil County, Maryland, in 1684. The community dissolved in 1722. In Souls, Howe is lured by archives and libraries, with their ghosts, cranks, manuscripts, and scraps of material. One thread winding through Souls is silken: from the epigraphs of Edwards ("the silkworm is a remarkeable type of Christ ..") and of Stevens ("the poet makes silk dresses out of worms") to the mulberry tree (food of the silkworms) and the fragment of a wedding dress that ends the book
The Europe of trusts by Susan Howe( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
This contains three landmark books which Susan Howe first published in the early 1980s
Pierce-arrow by Susan Howe( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 269 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."
A bibliography of The king's book, or, Eikon Basilike by Susan Howe( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Defenestration of Prague by Susan Howe( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Articulation of sound forms in time by Susan Howe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Pythagorean silence by Susan Howe( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Secret history of the dividing line by Susan Howe( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Winslow Homer Society and Solitude ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 55 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
Poem from a single pallet by Fanny Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Hinge picture by Susan Howe( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Incloser : an essay by Susan Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The western borders by Susan Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The noncomformist's memorial by Susan Howe( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
 
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