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Eight American Poets: An Anthology

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In this generous anthology, Joel Conarroe has assembled the work of eight poets who have shaped--and to some extent defined--American verse since 1940: Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, Anne Sexton, and Robert Lowell. The 164 selections in Eight American Poets include widely anthologized works like Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz," several of Berryman's "Dream Songs," and Anne Sexton's "Ringing the Bells," as well as poems that are less familiar but just as haunting. Prefaced with a discerning introduction and individual biographical essays.

About the Author

The author of books and essays about American poetry and fiction and the editor Six American Poets, Joel Conarroe is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which awards fellowships to artists and scholars. He has previously served as chairman of the English department and dean of arts and sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and as executive director fo the Modern Language Association. He has earned degrees from Davidson College, Cornell University, and New York University, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by several institutions.

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ISBN:
9780679776437
Editor:
Conarroe, Joel
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Conarroe, Joel
Author:
Edited by Joel Conarroe
Author:
Conarroe, Joel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
poetry;anthology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.67 in. .68 lbs.

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