Re Verse: Essays on Poetry and Poets

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Northwestern University Press, 4.11.2005 - 215 sivua
David R. Slavitt will tell you that he does not believe in literary criticism so much as in "remarks," which are more portable and, often, more enlightening. In this witty and unusual work, he remarks upon the life of a poet in the second half of the twentieth century, how it was--and how it is--to be an American writer.

Combining personal reminiscence with deft literary analysis, incisive biographical sketches, and, sometimes, literary gossip, these essays give new perspectives on the famous--such as Harold Bloom, Robert Penn Warren, Robert Frost, and Stephen Spender--and recover the charms of the near-forgotten--such as Dudley Fitts, Winfield Townley Scott, Merrill Moore and John Hall Wheelock. Slavitt writes with self-deprecating humor of his own literary education, and uses his impressive experience and erudition to illuminate the whims of poetic influence, passion, and reputation. With a refreshing honesty and considerable poise, he gives readers an enlightening view of the vast and ever-changing literary universe.

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Dudley Fitts
3
Dr Moore
25
Winfield Townley Scott
33
The First Anniversary by John Donne
44
The Sidnean Psalms
64
Harold Bloom and the Decline of Civility
78
Robert Penn Warren
95
Poetic Justice
105
Adrien Stoutenburg
128
Ole Fred
140
Thomas McAfee
148
Richard Elman
157
The Poetry of Irving Feldman
180
The Poetry of Grief
195
INDEX
211
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John Hall Wheelock
111

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DAVID R. SLAVITT is a poet, novelist, critic, and translator, and has written more than eighty books. His most recent novel is Aspects of the Novel (Catbird Press, 2003) and his new collection of poems is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. He is also the translator of The Regrets by Joachim du Bellay (2004) and Sonnets of Love and Death by Jean de Sponde (2001), both published by Northwestern University Press.

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