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Dickinson's nerves, Frost's woods : poetry in the shadow of the past

Author: William Logan
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Logan reconciles history and poetry to provide new ways of reading poets ranging from Shakespeare and Shelley to Lowell and Heaney. In these striking essays, Logan presents the poetry of the past through the lens of the past, attempting to bring poems back to the world in which they were made.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Logan, William, 1950 November 16-
Dickinson's nerves, Frost's woods.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017056235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Logan
ISBN: 9780231186148 0231186142
OCLC Number: 1012615965
Description: 396 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Shelley's wrinkled lip, Smith's gigantic leg --
Frost's horse, Wilbur's ride --
Lowell's skunk, Heaney's skunk --
Longfellow's Hiawatha, Carroll's Hiawatha: the name and nature of parody --
Keats's Chapman's Homer, Justice's Henry James --
Shakespeare's rotten weeds, Shakespeare's deep trenches --
Pound's Métro, Williams's wheelbarrow --
Dickinson's nerves, Frost's woods.
Responsibility: William Logan.

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