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The collected poems of James Laughlin

Author: James Laughlin; Hayden Carruth
Publisher: Wakefield, R.I. : Moyer Bell, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the literary world James Laughlin is best known as the publisher of New Directions Books. But he has also been a dedicated poet. His work is both modern - rich in technical experiment - and ancient - grounded in the Greek and Latin poets. Guy Davenport has called Laughlin "a very ironic Roman poet, and a very salty Greek one. Which is not to say that he imitates anybody, or offers plaster casts of antiquities. He  Read more...
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Laughlin, James, 1914-
Collected poems of James Laughlin.
Wakefield, R.I. : Moyer Bell, ©1994
(OCoLC)623698440
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Laughlin; Hayden Carruth
ISBN: 1559210672 9781559210676 1559211288 9781559211284
OCLC Number: 24504466
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxi, 574 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Some Natural Things (1945) --
A Small Book of Poems (1948) --
Report on a Visit to Germany (1947) --
The Wild Anemone (1957) --
In Another Country (1978) --
Stolen and Contaminated Poems (1985) --
Selected Poems (1935-1985) --
More Stolen Poems --
(American) French Poems --
Long-Line Poems --
Funnypapers by Hiram Handspring --
The Owl of Minerva (1987) --
The Bird of Endless Time (1989) --
The Picture Poems --
Random Poems --
Moments on Earth (1989-90) --
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Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: with an introduction by Hayden Carruth.

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In the literary world James Laughlin is best known as the publisher of New Directions Books. But he has also been a dedicated poet. His work is both modern - rich in technical experiment - and ancient - grounded in the Greek and Latin poets. Guy Davenport has called Laughlin "a very ironic Roman poet, and a very salty Greek one. Which is not to say that he imitates anybody, or offers plaster casts of antiquities. He is the youngest and most modern poet now writing in the United States. He is the real thing." Laughlin describes himself as a writer of light verse. He can be witty but underneath the wit there are often pungent truths about the human condition. His work is notable for its range of subject matter, the originality of its invention, his restoration of the classical tradition, his wordplay, his satire, and the intensity of his love poems. Few poets have dealt with the quandaries of love so acutely since Rochester and Herrick. "Who else today," asks the critic Marjorie Perloff, "writes such bittersweet, ironic, rueful, erotic, tough-minded, witty love poems, poems that run the gamut from ecstacy to loss"? This volume collects Laughlin's poems from 1935 to 1993. His Random Stories and Random Essays are also published by Moyer Bell.

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