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📒Poems ✍ William Carlos Williams
✏Poems Book Summary : Before William Carlos Williams was recognized as one of the most important innovators in American poetry, he commissioned a printer to publish 100 copies of "Poems" (1909), a small collection largely imitating the styles of the Romantics and the Victorians. This volume collects the self-published edition of "Poems", Williams' foray into the world of letters, with previously unpublished notes he made after spending nearly a year in Europe rethinking poetry and how to write it. As "Poems" shows his first tentative steps into poetry, the notes show him as he prepares to make a giant transformation in his art. Shortly after "Poems" appeared, Williams went through a series of experiences that changed his life - a trip to Europe, a marriage to the sister of the woman he genuinely loved, and the establishment of his medical practice. In Europe he was introduced to a consideration of an unlikely trio: Heinrich Heine, Martin Luther, and Richard Wagner, resulting in an exposure that subsequently influenced his developing style. Williams looked back on Poems as apprentice work, calling them, "bad Keats, nothing else - oh well, bad Whitman too. But I sure loved them...There is not one thing of the slightest value in the whole thin booklet - except the intent", and never republished the collection. Now that Williams' work is widely read and appreciated, his reputation secure, his development as a poet is a matter worth serious study, "Poems" can be seen as a point of departure, a clear record of where Williams began before his life and ideas about poetry made seismic shifts. Virginia M. Wright-Peterson's succinct introduction puts "Poems" in the context of his life and times, discusses the reception of the volume, his reconsideration of the poems, and what they reveal about his poetic ambitions.
📒Poems ✍ William Cowper
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📒Poems Of Phillis Wheatley ✍ Phillis Wheatley
✏Poems of Phillis Wheatley Book Summary : The poetry of Americaís first published black poet was published before the Revolutionary War and recognized throughout the English-speaking world. Phillis Wheatley was born in Africa, sold as a slave in America, and became a celebrity in Europe. This volume also contains a short memoir of her life.
📒100 Selected Poems ✍ Edward Estlin Cummings
✏100 Selected Poems Book Summary : Lyrical verses span the career of a twentieth-century American poet, and illuminate his concern for the future of humanity
📒Poems ✍ WILLIAM H. HOLCOMBE, M.D.
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📒On Poems ✍ Philodemus
✏On Poems Book Summary : The On Poems by Philodemus (c.110-35 BC), the Epicurean philosopher and poet who taught Virgil and influenced Horace, is our main source for Hellenistic literary theory. In Book 1 Philodemus summarizes a survey of previously unknown poetic and aesthetic theories. Compiled by Crates of Mallosthis survey reviews the critical theories of earlier Epicureans, Peripatetics, and Stoics, who argued in some way that sound is the source of poetic excellence, and that the ear, unaided by the mind, can judge it. Philodemus led the reaction against this invasion of Hellenistic literary criticism bymusical theory, arguing that form and content are interrelated, and that substantive content, not pretty sound, is what makes poetry worthwhile. The 200 fragments of Book 1 were entirely jumbled after its discovery at the site of Vesuvius' destruction of Herculaneum. This edition reconstitutes their original sequence, according to a new method, while exploiting previously unknown manuscript sources and new techniques for reading the extantpieces. In thus restoring this important aesthetic treatise from antiquity, it makes a major addition to the corpus of classical literature.
📒Poems Of Love And Marriage ✍ John Ciardi
✏Poems of Love and Marriage Book Summary : Poems deal with intimacy, memories, dreams, spring, mortality, jealousy, and shared lives
📒Poems ✍ Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
✏Poems Book Summary : From her appearance in a small magazine in 1906 to her death in 1965, Anna Akhmatova was a dominant presence in Russian literary life. But this friend of Pasternak and Mandelstam was a poet in a country where poetry was literally a matter of life and death, as she found when Mandelstam and her own husband, Gumilyev, were executed, and her son imprisoned for many years in the Gulag. Akhmatova's first collection, Evening, appeared in 1912. Rosary(1914) made her a household name. After the Revolution she went in and out of favour with the authorities, who sometimes allowed her to publish, sometimes banned her work. She is now most celebrated in the West for Poem Without A Heroand Requiem, a sequencemourning the victims of Stalin's Terror which was only published (and then outside Russia) in 1963.
📒Poems 10 Pt Wanting The Title Leaf And Otherwise Imperf ✍ Allan Ramsay
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📒The Complete Love Poems Of May Swenson ✍ May Swenson
✏The Complete Love Poems of May Swenson Book Summary : Brings together ninety-seven poems by the respected twentieth-century writer as culled from her published collections of poetry as well as twenty-three works from her unpublished manuscripts. Reprint.