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How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry

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Publisher Comments:

"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture-the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you-has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message-which is of vital importance in day-to-day life-can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.

Synopsis:

How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference. In a marvelous reading of verse from around the world, including work by Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath, among many others, Hirsch discovers the true meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives.

Synopsis:

One of America's brightest stars in the field explains the meaning of poetry in everyday life, shows how to read it, and tells readers why poetry is important.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-346) and index.

About the Author

Edward Hirsch is the author of six books of poems and three books of prose, among them the national bestseller How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry. He has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Prix de Rome, and a MacArthur Fellowship, and is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151004195
Subtitle:
And Fall in Love with Poetry
Other:
Hirsch, Edward
Author:
Hirsch, Edward
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Poetry -- History and criticism.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference. In a marvelous reading of verse from around the world, including work by Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath, among many others, Hirsch discovers the true meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives.

"Synopsis" by , One of America's brightest stars in the field explains the meaning of poetry in everyday life, shows how to read it, and tells readers why poetry is important.

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