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Tesserae, the small individual pieces of glass or stone that make up a mosaic, is an apt title for this series of memoirs by Denise Levertov.

Rather than a completed autobiography, these collected memoirs are, for the author, fragments "composed from time to time between poems." Each of the twenty-seven pieces of Tesserae explores a memory vital to Levertov's life; each is complete in itself and set here chronologically. And, as in any good mosaic, every piece reflects light at different angles, giving this self-portrait its living complexity. Tesserae differs for the first time the unique memoirs or "a poet who may just be the finest writing in English today" (Kirkus Reviews).

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"A series of mini-memoirs bound together like a mosaic."--Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Tesserae explores a memory vital to Levertov's life; each is complete in itself and set here chronologically.

About the Author

Denise Levertov (1923-1997) was a British born American poet. She wrote and published 20 books of poetry, criticism, translations. She also edited several anthologies. Among her many awards and honors, she received the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Frost Medal, the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Lannan Award, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811213370
Author:
Levertov, Denise
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Women poets, American
Subject:
Women poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Levertov, Denise
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19961017
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.5 in 0.399 lb

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