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Best words, best order : essays on poetry

Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Dobyns explins the mystery of the poet's work and the ability of poetry to communicate thoughts and feelings between the writer and the reader. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, as well as ... chapters on [Anton] Chekhov, [Yiannis] Ritsos, [Osip] Mandelstam, and [Rainer Maria] Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 1403961476 9781403961471
OCLC Number: 52068200
Notes: First edition published by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Description: xiv, 398 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Deceptions --
Metaphor and the authenticating act of memory --
Writing the reader's life --
Notes on free verse --
Pacing : the ways a poem moves --
Function of tone --
Voices one listens to --
Traffic between two worlds --
Rilke's growth as a poet --
Mandelstam : the poem as event --
Chekhov's sense of writing as seen through his letters --
Ritsos and the metaphysical moment --
Cemetery nights --
Maker's manipulation of time --
Passerby in the birdless street --
Problem of beauty and the requirements of art.
Responsibility: Stephen Dobyns.
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In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea  Read more...

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"These essays are wonderfully efficient litte machines, reproducing in the reader Dobyns's deep understanding of and affection for the work of such peers as Rilke, Mandelstan, and Chekhov." -- Read more...

 
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