New collected poems offers an answer to the question of how to represent the work of a poet so skillful and singular, giving a portrait of the range of her voice and of the modernist culture she helped create. William carlos williams, remarking on the impeccable precision of Moore’s poems, praised “the aesthetic pleasure engendered when pure craftsmanship joins hard surfaces skillfully.
It is only in new collected poems that we can understand her later achievements, see how she refashioned her earlier work, and get a more complete understanding of her consummate craftsmanship, innovation, and attention to detail. This makes sorting out the complex textual history that she left behind a pressing task if we mean to represent her work as a poet in a way that gives us a complete picture.
New Collected Poems #ad - A landmark definitive edition of one of our most innovative and beloved poetsThe landmark oeuvre of Marianne Moore, has had no straight path from beginning to end; until now, one of the major inventors of poetic modernism, there has been no good vantage point from which to see the body of her remarkable work as a whole.
Selected PoemsNew Directions #ad - With the publication of this book, charles Tomlinson's edition of Williams's Selected Poems, New Directions has introduced a gathering larger and more comprehensive than the original 1963 edition. Opening with professor Tomlinson's superbly clear and helpful introduction this selection reflects the most up-to-date Williams scholarship.
In addition to including many more pieces, Tomlinson has organized the whole in chronological order. It isn't what he the poet says that counts as a work of art, "it's what he makes, " Williams maintained, with such intensity of purpose that it lives with an intrinsic movement of its own to verify its authenticity.
The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a PlayVintage #ad - Included also is a short play by Stevens, "Bowl, Cat and Broomstick. ". This selection of works by wallace stevens--the man Harold Bloom has called “the best and most representative American poet”--was first published in 1967. Edited by the poet's daughter holly stevens, it contains all the major long poems and sequences, and every shorter poem of lasting value in Stevens' career, including some not printed in his earlier Collected Works.
Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne MooreFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Not only did the young poet join the greenwich Village artists and writers who wanted to overthrow all her mother's pieties but she also won their admiration for the radical originality of her language and the technical proficiency of her verse. Linda leavell's holding on upside down—the first biography of this major American poet written with the support of the Moore estate—delves beneath the surface of this calcified image to reveal a passionate, canny woman caught between genuine devotion to her mother and an irrepressible desire for personal autonomy and freedom.
Elegantly written, critically acute, meticulously researched, and psychologically nuanced, Holding On Upside Down provides at last the biography that this major poet and complex personality deserves. Her many poems about survival are not just quirky nature studies but acts of survival themselves. Winner of the plutarch award for the best biography of 2013a mesmerizing and essential biography of the modernist poet Marianne MooreThe Marianne Moore that survives in the popular imagination is dignified, white-haired, and demure in her tricorne hat; she lives with her mother until the latter's death; she maintains meaningful friendships with fellow poets but never marries or falls in love.
Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore #ad - After her mother's death thirty years later, against all expectations, the aging recluse transformed herself, into a charismatic performer and beloved celebrity. She won virtually every literary prize available to her and was widely hailed as America's greatest living poet.
Geography III: Poems FSG ClassicsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Melts imperceptibly into the large utterance, which, the grandeur of poetry, never sounds ‘grand, because it remains rooted in everyday particulars, ' but is as quietly convincing as everyday speech. ". Whether writing about waiting as a child in a dentist's office, viewing a city from a plane high above, or losing items ranging from door keys to one's lover in the masterfully restrained "One Art, " Elizabeth Bishop somehow conveyed both large and small emotional truths in language of stunning exactitude and even more astonishing resonance.
. As john ashbery has written, "The private self.
Complete Poems Classic, 20th-Century, PenguinPenguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. The poems demonstrate moore’s wide range of interests, moving from witty images of animals, and social institutions, sporting events, to thoughtful meditations on human nature.
. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Teems with sharp observation, high satiric wit, profound moral insight, and all manner of aesthetic delight.
Complete Poems Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin #ad - The new york times book reviewa penguin classicthis definitive edition brings together all the works that Pulitzer Prize-winning Marianne Moore wished to preserve, covering more than sixty years of writing, and incorporating the final revisions she made to the texts. In entertaining informative notes, Moore reveals the inspiration for complete poems and individual lines within them.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina LoyFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy #ad - Roger conover has resuced the key texts from the pages of forgotten publications, poems from Loy's Paris and New York periods, and the complete cycle of "Love Songs, and has included all of the futurist and feminist satires, " as well as previously unknown texts and detailed notes. Mina loy's technique and subjects - prostitution, menstruation, destitution, and suicide - shock even some modernists and she vanished from the poetry scene as dramatically as she had appeared on it.
Personae: The Shorter Poems Revised EditionNew Directions #ad - Eliot and ezra pound, it was pound alone who provided in Hugh Kenner's words "the synergetic presence" to convert individual experiment into an international movement. Walton litz holmes professor of english literature at Princeton have prepared a corrected text and supplied an informative "Note on the Text" explaining both Pound's original criteria for his selection and the volume's subsequent history.
In 1926 pound carefully sculpted his body of shorter poems into a definitive collection which would best show the concentration of force, and the habit of analysis that were, the economy of means, to him, the hallmarks of the new style. This collection, where Pound presented himself in a variety of characters or "masks, " was called Personae.
Personae: The Shorter Poems Revised Edition #ad - Pound scholars Lea Baechler of Columbia and A. In 1926, personae's publication gave solidity to a movement today the work stands as one of the classic texts of the twentieth century. S. A new edition of Pound's groundbreaking shorter poems. If the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to James Joyce, T.
PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A boston globe best poetry book of 2011this is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike. Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up.
The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, where she grew up, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos. This new edition offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry.
Observations: PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Her fellow modernists were thrilled by her originality, her "clear, flawless" language--to them she was "a rafter holding up. Our uncompleted building. Equally forceful for subsequent generations, Observations was an "eye-opener" to the young Elizabeth Bishop, its poems "miracles of language and construction.
John ashbery has called "An Octopus" the finest poem of "our greatest modern poet. Moore's heroic open-mindedness and prescient views on multiculturalism, biodiversity, and individual liberty make her work uniquely suited to our times. Impeccably precise yet playfully elusive, emotionally complex but stripped of all sentiment, the poems in Observations show us one of America's greatest poets at the height of her powers.
Observations: Poems #ad - This groundbreaking book has been unavailable to the general reader since its original publication in the 1920s. Presented with a new introduction by linda leavell, the author of the award-winning biography Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore, this reissue of Observations at last allows readers to experience the untamed force of Moore's most dazzling innovations.
S. Eliot's the waste land, ezra pound's early Cantos, and Wallace Stevens's Harmonium as a landmark of modern poetry. Marianne moore's Observations stands with T.
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems: Penguin Classics Deluxe EditionPenguin Classics #ad - Frost’s early poems, robert frost’s “the road not taken” has enchanted and challenged readers with its deceptively simple premise—a person reaches a fork in the road, selected by poet David Orr for the centennial of “The Road Not Taken”A Penguin Classics Deluxe edition For one hundred years, facing a choice full of doubt and possibility.
. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The road not taken and other poems presents frost’s best-loved poem along with other works from his brilliant early years, ” “The Oven Bird, including such poems as “After Apple-Picking, ” and “Mending Wall.
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition #ad - Award-winning poet and critic david orr’s introduction discusses why Frost remains so central if often misunderstood in American culture and how the beautiful intricacy of his poetry keeps inviting generation after generation to search for meaning in his work. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1, 500 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.