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Part of nature, part of us : modern American poets

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A collection of book reviews and essays on more than forty modern American poets.

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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vendler, Helen, 1933-
Part of nature, part of us.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1980
Named Person: Wallace Stevens; T S Eliot; Marianne Moore; Robert Penn Warren; E E Cummings; W H Auden; Elizabeth Bishop; Randall Jarrell; Robert Lowell; W S Merwin; John Berryman; Howard Nemerov; Frank O'Hara; Sylvia Plath; Adrienne Rich; Allen Ginsberg; A R Ammons; Frank O'Hara; A R Ammons; W H Auden; John Berryman; Elizabeth Bishop; E E Cummings; T S Eliot; Allen Ginsberg; Randall Jarrell; Robert Lowell; W S Merwin; Marianne Moore; Howard Nemerov; Frank O'Hara; Sylvia Plath; Adrienne Rich; Wallace Stevens; Robert Penn Warren
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Vendler
ISBN: 0674654757 9780674654754 0674654765 9780674654761
OCLC Number: 5353570
Awards: Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 1980
Description: xi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Wallace Stevens: The false and true sublime ; Souvenirs and prophecies ; Stevens and Keats's "To autumn" ; Apollo's harsher songs --
Marianne Moore --
T.S. Eliot: The waste land --
Robert Penn Warren: Audubon: a vision --
W.H. Auden: City without walls --
Elizabeth Bishop: Domestication, domesticity, and the otherworldly --
Randall Jarrell: The complete poems ; The third book of criticism --
John Berryman: Dream songs --
Robert Lowell: A difficult grandeur ; "Ulysses, Circe, Penelope" ; Day by day ; Pudding stone ; Last days and last poems --
Howard Nemerov: Collected poems --
Frank O'Hara: The virtue of the alterable --
Allen Ginsberg: Planet news, 1961-1967 ; The fall of America --
James Merrill: Braving the elements ; Divine comedies ; Mirabell: books of number --
W.S. Merwin: The miner's pale children --
Adrienne Rich: Diving into the wreck ; Of woman born --
Sylvia Plath: Crossing the water --
Charles Wright: The transcendent "I" --
Dave Smith: "Oh I admire and sorrow" --
Louis Glück --
Broadsides: Good black poems, one by one --
Ammons, Berryman, Cummings --
Eight poets --
Ten poets.
Responsibility: Helen Vendler.
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The poets nearest to us in time often seem the most remote and difficult. Helen Vendler closes the distance. She keeps the poet in view not only as thinker and artist, but as a man or woman whose  Read more...


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Helen Vendler puts herself entirely at the service of the poets she is talking about. Although she writes too well to be invisible, she does not compete or pontificate either...What she does is to Read more...

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