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Denise Levertov : a poet's life

Author: Dana Greene
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Levertov was the quintessential romantic. She wanted to live vividly, intensely, passionately, and on a grand scale. Once she acclimated herself to America, the dreamy lyric poetry of her early years gave way to the joy and wonder of ordinary life. By the late 1960s and early 1970s, however, her poems began to engage the issues of her times. The crystalline and luminous poetry of her last years stands as final  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biografieën (vorm)
Named Person: Denise Levertov; Denise Levertov; Denise Levertov; Denise Levertov
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Greene
ISBN: 9780252037108 0252037103 9780252094217 0252094212
OCLC Number: 788269697
Description: xiv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
"A definite and peculiar destiny" --
In search of voice --
The making of a poet --
"A cataract filming over my inner eyes" --
"Staying alive" --
Endings --
Coming to a new country --
The thread" --
"Making peace" --
The borderland --
Bearing witness --
"Once only" --
Responsibility: Dana Greene.


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"Aptly titled A Poet's Life, this biography gives due attention to Levertov's work and the woman who wrote it."--Washington Times"This impressive study is the first complete biography of [Denise Read more...

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