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Thom Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though theres nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia-toned about his poetry. His method was dispassionate and rigorous, uniquely well suited for making a poetic record of the tumultuous time in which he lived. Gunns dozens of brilliantly realized poems about nature, friendship, literature, sexual love, and death are set against the ever-changing backdrop of San Francisco—the druggy, politically charged sixties and the plague years of AIDS in the eighties. Perhaps no contemporary poet was better equipped—by temperament, circumstance, or poetic gift—to engage the subjects of eros and thanatos than Thom Gunn. This new Selected Poems, edited and with an introduction by the poet August Kleinzahler, supplants the 1979 Selected, presenting more of the later work and providing a fuller retrospective account of the breadth and magnitude of Gunns extraordinary achievement.

About the Author

Thom Gunn (1929-2004) was educated at Cambridge and had his first collection of poems published while still an undergraduate. He moved to northern California in 1954 and taught at American universities until his death. His last collection was Boss Cupid (FSG, 2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374258658
Author:
Gunn, Thomas
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Gunn, Thom
Author:
Kleinzahler, August
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.52 x 0.37 in

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