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The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America

The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America

Author: Jesse Zuba
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

"We have many poets of the First Book," the poet and critic Louis Simpson remarked in 1957, describing a sense that the debut poetry collection not only launched the contemporary poetic career but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Zuba
ISBN: 9781400873791 1400873797 9780691164472 0691164479
OCLC Number: 995329884
Description: 1 recurso en línea (xiii, 213 páginas)
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xiii Introduction: The History of the Poetic Career 1 1 Apprentices to Chance Event: First Books of the 1920s 21 2 "Poets of the First Book, Writers of Promise": Beginning in the Era of the First-Book Prize 68 3 "Everything Has a Schedule": John Ashbery's Some Trees 104 4 From Firstborn to Vita Nova: Louise Gluck's Born-Again Professionalism 128 Conclusion: Making Introductions 154 Notes 169 Bibliography 191 Index 203
Responsibility: Jesse Zuba.


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"A fascinating story of poetic debuts. With nuanced understanding as well as clear-eyed realism, Jesse Zuba traces the self-fashioning that goes into the making of careers, allowing poets to strike a Read more...

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