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As civilian war poetry (written under the shattering impact of World War II). Trilogy's three long poems rank with T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" and Ezra Pound's "Pisan Cantos." The first book of the Trilogy, "The Walls Do Not Fall," published in the midst of the "fifty thousand incidents" of the London blitz, maintains the hope that though "we have no map; / possibly we will reach haven,/ heaven." "Tribute to Angels" describes new life springing from the ruins, and finally, in "The Flowering of the Rod"--with its epigram "...pause to give/ thanks that we rise again from death and live."--faith in love and resurrection is realized in lyric and strongly Biblical imagery.

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The classic Trilogy by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961), including a large section of referential notes for readers and students, compiled by Professor Aliki Barnstone.

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This new edition of H.D.'s great war-time trilogy of long poems is supplemented with over 30 pages of Aliki Barnstone's informative Readers' Notes. Trilogy's three long poems — "The Walls Do Not Fall", "Tribute to the Angels", "The Flowering of the Rod" — rank with T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets and Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos as among the greatest civilian poetry of war in the 20th century. About "Trilogy", Denise Levertov wrote: "H.D. spoke of essentials. It is a simplicity not of reduction but of having gone further out of the circle of known light, further toward an unknown center".

About the Author

H.D. (1886-1961) (the pen name of Hilda Doolittle) was born in the Moravian community of Bethlehem, PA in 1886. A major twentieth century poet with “an ear more subtle than Pound’s, Moore’s, or Yeats’s” as Marie Ponsot writes, she was the author of several volumes of poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs. She is perhaps one of the best-known and prolific women poets of the Modernist era. Bryher Ellerman was a novelist and H.D.’s wealthy companion. She financed H.D.’s therapy with Freud.Aliki Barnstone's translations have appeared in American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. An editor and critic, she lives in Las Vegas and teaches at UNLV.

Table of Contents

The walls do not fall — Tribute to the angels — The flowering of the rod.

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juniper, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by juniper)
A marvelous, sustained modernist work. H.D. has absorbed mythology and religion in such a way that they appear here both weightless and completely enmeshed in the poems. "The Flowering of the Rod" is particularly masterful, but all three long poems are penned with a fine sense of music and rhetoric. They have a quality of rareness, in that they seem somehow salvaged from ruins. And they read smoothly; I am generally a slow reader of poetry and seldom read a book of poems straight through. It isn't that these poems are easy, but they don't have the same kind of insistent opacity of, say, Pound or Stevens. They are neither more nor less masterful than the poems of Pound's Cantos or Stevens's Harmonium, but designed differently, probably painstakingly, to flow through without clogging. I say carefully that they are enrapturing.
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can anybody agree?
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ISBN:
9780811213998
Other:
Doolittle, Hilda H.
Author:
H
Author:
Doolittle, Hilda H.
Author:
Doolittle, Hilda
Author:
Barnstone, Aliki
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.535 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The classic Trilogy by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961), including a large section of referential notes for readers and students, compiled by Professor Aliki Barnstone.
"Synopsis" by , This new edition of H.D.'s great war-time trilogy of long poems is supplemented with over 30 pages of Aliki Barnstone's informative Readers' Notes. Trilogy's three long poems — "The Walls Do Not Fall", "Tribute to the Angels", "The Flowering of the Rod" — rank with T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets and Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos as among the greatest civilian poetry of war in the 20th century. About "Trilogy", Denise Levertov wrote: "H.D. spoke of essentials. It is a simplicity not of reduction but of having gone further out of the circle of known light, further toward an unknown center".
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