In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. Wallace Stevens was born in Pennsylvania in 1879. "Harmonium", published in 1923, became a landmark in modern American poetry with its startling imagery and meditations on art, reality and imagination. It was followed by "Ideas of Order", "The Man with the Blue Guitar and Other Poems", "Notes toward a Supreme Fiction", "Transport to Summer" and "The Necessary Angel". Stevens died in 1955.
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John Burnside is a poet and author and was born in Dunfermline in 1955. The Hoop, his first collection of poetry, was published in 1988 and won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. This was followed by Common Knowledge (1991), Feast Days (1992), winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, The Asylum Dance (2000), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award and shortlisted for both the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and the T. S. Eliot Prize, and The Light Trap (2001), which was also shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. The Good Neighbour (2005) was shortlisted for the 2005 Forward Poetry Prize (Best Collection) and his Selected Poems was published in 2006. His latest collection, Gift Songs, was published in 2007. He lives in Fife.From AudioFile:
Stevens is indisputably one of masters of modern American poetry. Winner of nearly every major poetry prize, Stevens broke from strict poetic traditionalists, finding his rhythms and rhymes in natural speech and common words. This production includes a helpful introduction by series editor J. D. McClatchy, a brief biography with photos, and the texts of 14 selected poems. The poems begin in 1921, early days for the Imagist movement, and end in 1954, a year before Stevens's death. Although the sound quality is occasionally uneven, this remains a collection to hear more than once. The CD format is perfect for poetry. Listening to Stevens read his own work enhances what can only be called a literary treasure. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0571237932
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110571237932