Creative Glut: Selected Essays

Selected Essays
Ivan R Dee, Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. März 2004
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 368 Seiten
978-1-56663-556-1 (ISBN)
Trenchant prose writings on poetry, poets, and cultural matters by one of the most important essayists of his generation. Edited with an Introduction by Robert Phillips. A lively and slashing critic...reading him one feels windows opening, clouds passing, sunlight, and a fresh breeze entering the room. -Joseph Epstein
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
  • Höhe: 223 mm
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  • Breite: 137 mm
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  • Dicke: 32 mm
  • 572 gr
978-1-56663-556-1 (9781566635561)
156663556X (156663556X)
Karl Shapiro (1913-2000) was born in Baltimore, studied at Virginia and Johns Hopkins, and served in the southwest Pacific in World War II. He returned home with the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for his second book of poems, V-Letter and Other Poems, and went on to a long and distinguished career as an American poet, writing books of poetry, autobiography, and essays (including In Defense of Ignorance, The Bourgeois Poet, White-Haired Lover, and To Abolish Children), and teaching at various universities. Robert Phillips teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Houston and is Karl Shapiro's literary executor.
A lively and slashing critic...reading him one feels windows opening, clouds passing, sunlight, and a fresh breeze entering the room. -- Joseph Epstein His essays-the most characteristic ones can be found in [this] useful new volume... * New Republic * Karl Shapiro's provocative views of American poetry and culture were well ahead of their time, and decades on his barbs have not lost their sting.... Unlike most literary and social criticism, Shapiro's candid commentaries have aged remarkably well, and continue to instruct and delight. It is very good indeed, in this age of largely unreadable esoteric theorizing and mediocre reviewing, to have these pungent, thought-provoking essays available again. -- Joseph Parisi, former editor of <I>Poetry<I> Recommended for larger academic collections, especially those that do not own the original collections. * Library Journal * Shapiro's words offer a provacative assessment of writers now enshrined in the university canon. Shapiro's well-cut prose sparkles on the page and his vigorous opinions make these literary essays exceptionally entertaining. * Publishers Weekly * A most welcomed tribute. * The Dallas Morning News * The essays are always readable, full of funny asides, and can even make prosody interesting. * Times Literary Supplement *

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