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The Resource Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill, Helen Vendler

Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill, Helen Vendler

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Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill
Title
Last looks, last books
Title remainder
Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill
Statement of responsibility
Helen Vendler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vendler "examines the ways in which five great modern American poets, writing their final books, try to find a style that does justice to life and death. With traditional religious consolations no longer available to them, these poets must invent new ways to express the crisis of death, as well as the paradoxical coexistence of a declining body and an undiminished consciousness....The solution for one poet will not serve for another; each must invent a bridge from an old style to a new one. Casting a last look at life as they contemplate death, these modern writers enrich the resources of lyric poetry"--From publisher description
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1933-
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Vendler, Helen Hennessy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts
  • Bollingen series
Series volume
  • 2007
  • XXXV, 56
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  • American poetry
  • Death in literature
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Lowell, Robert
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Merrill, James
Label
Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill, Helen Vendler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction: last looks, last books -- Looking at the worst: Wallace Stevens' The rock -- The contest of melodrama and restraint: Sylvia Plath's Ariel -- Images of subtraction: Robert Lowell's Day by day -- Caught and freed: Elizabeth Bishop and Geography III -- Self-portraits while dying: James Merrill and A scattering of salts
Control code
ocn441947066
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 152 p.
Isbn
9780691145341
Lccn
2009039549
Label
Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill, Helen Vendler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction: last looks, last books -- Looking at the worst: Wallace Stevens' The rock -- The contest of melodrama and restraint: Sylvia Plath's Ariel -- Images of subtraction: Robert Lowell's Day by day -- Caught and freed: Elizabeth Bishop and Geography III -- Self-portraits while dying: James Merrill and A scattering of salts
Control code
ocn441947066
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 152 p.
Isbn
9780691145341
Lccn
2009039549

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