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Collected Writings of Robert Duncan #3: Robert Duncan: The Collected Later Poems and Plays

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Profoundly original yet insistent on the derivative quality of his work, transgressive yet affirmative of tradition, Robert Duncan (1919-1988) was a generative force among American poets, and his poetry and poetics establish him as a major figure in mid- and late- 20th-century American letters. This second volume of Robert Duncanand#8217;s collected poetry and plays presents authoritative annotated texts of both collected and uncollected work from his middle and late writing years (1958-1988), with commentaries on each of the five books from this period: The Opening of the Field, Roots and Branches, Bending the Bow, and the two volumes of Ground Work.

The biographical and critical introduction discusses Duncan as a late Romantic and postmodern American writer; his formulation of a homosexual poetics; his development of the serial poem; the notation and centrality of sound as organizing principle; his relations with such fellow poets as Robin Blaser, Charles Olson, and Jack Spicer; his indebtedness to Alfred North Whitehead; and his collaborations with the painter Jess Collins, his lifelong partner. Texts include his anti-war poems of the 1960s and 70s, his homages to Dante and other canonical poets, and his translations from the French of Gand#233;rard de Nerval, as well as the complete Structure of Rime and Passages series.

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About the Author

Robert Duncan (1919and#150;1988) was a foremost figure in the San Francisco Renaissance and is considered one of the most accomplished and influential postwar American poets. He became a leading practitioner of nontraditional open form poetry, his later work shaped by ideas associated with Charles Olson and the Black Mountain School of poetry. During his lifetime, he published more than a dozen collections of poems, including those in this volume, which remain his best-known works.

Peter Quartermain taught contemporary poetry and poetics at the University of British Columbia for over thirty years. He is the author of Basil Bunting, Poet of the North; Disjunctive Poetics: From Gertrude Stein and Louis Zukofsky to Susan Howe; and Stubborn Poetries: Poetic Facticity and the Avant-Garde. He is the editor of Robert Duncanand#8217;s Collected Early Poems and Plays (UC Press).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Discovery Making

The Opening of the Field (1960)

Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow -

The Danceand#160;

The Law I Love Is Major Moverand#160;

The Structure of Rime Iand#160;

The Structure of Rime IIand#160;

A Poem Slow Beginningand#160;

The Structure of Rime IIIand#160;

The Structure of Rime IVand#160;

The Structure of Rime Vand#160;

The Structure of Rime VIand#160;

The Structure of Rime VIIand#160;

Three Pages from a Birthday Bookand#160;

This Place Rumord to Have Been Sodomand#160;

The Ballad of the Enamord Mageand#160;

The Ballad of Mrs Noahand#160;

The Maidenand#160;

The Propositionsand#160;

Four Pictures of the Real Universeand#160;

Evocationand#160;

Of Blasphemyand#160;

Nor Is the Past Pure

Crosses of Harmony and Disharmonyand#160;

A Poem of Despondenciesand#160;

Poetry, a Natural Thingand#160;

Keeping the Rhymeand#160;

A Song of the Old Orderand#160;

The Questionand#160;

The Performance We Wait Forand#160;

At Christmasand#160;

Proofsand#160;

Yes, as a Look Springs to Its Faceand#160;

Yes, as a Look Springs to Its Face,and#160;

A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindarand#160;

The Structure of Rime VIIIand#160;

The Structure of Rime IXand#160;

The Structure of Rime Xand#160;

The Structure of Rime XIand#160;

A Storm of Whiteand#160;

Atlantisand#160;

Out of the Blackand#160;

Bone Danceand#160;

Under Groundand#160;

The Natural Doctrineand#160;

The Structure of Rime XIIand#160;

The Structure of Rime XIIIand#160;

Another Animadversionand#160;

After Reading Barely and Widelyand#160;

Ingmar Bergmanand#8217;s Seventh Sealand#160;

Food for Fire, Food for Thought

Uncollected Work 1957and#150;1960

A Stray Poem (Notes Reading from Rene Fulop-Millerand#8217;s The Power and Secrets of the Jesuits)

Melville after Pierre

Solitude

The Song of the River to Its Shores

Pre-face

I Saw the Rabbit Leap

Roots and Branches (1964)

Roots and Branches

Roots and Branches

What Do I Know of the Old Lore?

Night Scenes

A Sequence of Poems for H.D.and#8217;s Birthday

A Letter

Nel Mezzo del Cammin di Nostra Vita

A Dancing Concerning a Form of Women

The Law

Apprehensions

Sonneries of the Rose Cross

Now the Record Now Record

Variations on Two Dicta of William Blake

Cover Images

Come, Let Me Free Myself

Risk

Four Songs the Night Nurse Sang

Structure of Rime XV

Structure of Rime XVI

Structure of Rime XVII

Structure of Rime XVIII

Osiris and Set

Windings

Two Presentations

After a Passage in Baudelaire

Shelleyand#8217;s Arethusa Set to New Measures

After Reading H.D.and#8217;s Hermetic Definitions

Strains of Sight

Doves

Returning to the Rhetoric of an Early Mode

Two Entertainments

The Ballad of the Forfar Witchesand#8217; Sing

A Country Wifeand#8217;s Songand#160;

What Happened : Prelude

A Set of Romantic Hymns

Thank You for Love

From The Mabinogion

Forced Lines

A New Poem (for Jack Spicer)

Sonnet 1

Sonnet 2

Sonnet 3

Answering

Adamand#8217;s Way: A Play upon Theosophical Themes

Cyparissus

A Part-Sequence for Change

Structure of Rime XIX

Structure of Rime XX

Structure of Rime XXI

The Continent

Uncollected Work 1961and#150;1964

A Play with Masks

Weaving the Design

Old Testament

New Testament

Bending the Bow (1968)

Introductionand#160;

Sonnet 4and#160;

Structure of Rime XXII

5th Sonnetand#160;

Such Is the Sickness of Many a Good Thingand#160;

Bending the Bowand#160;

Tribal Memories Passages 1

At the Loom Passages 2

What I Saw Passages 3

Where It Appears Passages 4

The Moon Passages 5

The Collage Passages 6

Envoy Passages 7

Structure of Rime XXIIIand#160;

As in the Old Days Passages 8

The Architecture Passages 9

These Past Years Passages 10

Shadows Passages 11

Wine Passages 12

Structure of Rime XXIVand#160;

Structure of Rime XXVand#160;

Reflections

The Fire Passages 13

Chords Passages 14

Spelling Passages 15

A Lammas Tidingand#160;

My Mother Would Be a Falconressand#160;

Saint Graal (after Verlaine)and#160;

Parsifal (after Wagner and Verlaine)

The Currents Passages 16

Moving the Moving Image Passages 17

The Torso Passages 18

The Earth Passages 19

Structure of Rime XXVI: For Kenneth Anger An Illustration Passages 20

The Multiversity Passages 21

In the Place of a Passage 22and#160;

Benefice Passages 23

Orders Passages 24

Up Rising Passages 25

The Chimeras of Gand#233;rard de Nervaland#160;

El Desdichado (The Disinherited)

Myrthoand#160;

Horus

Anteros

Delphicaand#160;

Artemisand#160;

The Christ in the Olive Groveand#160;

Golden Linesand#160;

Earthand#8217;s Winter Songand#160;

Moiraand#8217;s Cathedraland#160;

A Shrine to Ameiniasand#160;

Narrative Bridges for Adamand#8217;s Wayand#160;

The Soldiers Passages 26

An Interludeand#160;

Transgressing the Real Passages 27

The Light Passages 28

Eye of God Passages 29

Stage Directions Passages 30

God-Spelland#160;

Epilogosand#160;

Uncollected Work 1965and#150;1968

At the Poetry Conference: Berkeley after the New York Style

We heard it as a cry. It was the Word.

Keeping the War Inside

Yes I care deeply and yet

Christmas Present, Christmas Presence!

From a Poem by John Ashbery

If I Had Kin

Ground Work: Before the War (1984)

Some Notes on Notation

Achillesand#8217; Songand#160;

Ancient Questionsand#160;

A Song from the Structures of Rime Ringing as the Poet Paul Celan Sings

Despair in Being Tediousand#160;

The Concert Passages 31 (Tribunals)and#160;

Ancient Reveries and Declamations Passages 32 (Tribunals)and#160;

Transmissions Passages 33 (Tribunals)and#160;

The Feast Passages 34 (Tribunals)and#160;

Before the Judgment Passages 35 (Tribunals)and#160;

Santa Cruz Propositionsand#160;

A Glimpseand#160;

And If He Had Been Wrong for Meand#160;

For Me Too, I, Long Ago Shipping Out with the Cantos

And Hell Is the Realm of Godand#8217;s Self-Loathingand#160;

Childhoodand#8217;s Retreatand#160;

Fragments of an Albigensian Rimeand#160;

O! Passages 37

Bring It Up from the Darkand#160;

Structure of Rime XXVIIand#160;

Structure of Rime XXVIII: In Memoriam Wallace Stevens

Over There

The Museumand#160;

Interrupted Forms

Poems from the Margins of Thom Gunnand#8217;s Molyand#160;

Preface to the Suiteand#160;

The Moly Suiteand#160;

Near Circeand#8217;s Houseand#160;

Rites of Passage: Iand#160;

Moly

Rites of Passage: IIand#160;

A Seventeenth Century Suite in Homage to the Metaphysical Genius in English Poetry (1590and#150;1690)and#160;

1. Loveand#8217;s a great courtesy to be declared

2. Sir Walter Ralegh, What Is Our Life?and#160;

3. Go as in a dreamand#160;

4. Robert Southwell, the Burning Babe

5. and#147;A pretty Babeand#8221;and#151;that burning Babeand#160;

6. George Herbert, Jordan (I)and#160;

7. George Herbert, Jordan (II)

8. These Lines Composing Themselves in My Head as I Awoke Early This Morning, It Being Still Dark, December 16, 1971and#160; Passages 36

9. Ben Jonson, Hymenand#230;i: Or the Solemnities of Masque, and Barriersand#160;

10. John Norris of Bemerton, Hymne to Darknessand#160;

Codaand#160;and#160;

Dante and#201;tudes

Preface

Book Oneand#160;

We Will Endeavorand#160;

Secondary Is the Grammarand#160;

A Little Languageand#160;

To Speak My Mindand#160;

Everything Speaks to Meand#160;

In the Way of a Questionand#160;

Speech Directedand#160;

Enricht in the Incrementand#160;

The Individual Manand#160;

Of Empireand#160;

The Meaning of Each Particularand#160;

The Whole Potentialityand#160;

The Workand#160;

The Householdand#160;

Let Him First Drink of the Fountainand#160;

And Tho They Have No Voweland#160;

Letting the Beat Goand#160;

Book Twoand#160;

A Hard Task in Truthand#160;

Lovelyand#160;and#160;

The One Ruleand#160;

Our Art but to Articulateand#160;

In Nothing Superiorand#160;

Enactedand#160;

On Obedienceand#160;

Zealous Liberalityand#160;

We Convivial in What Is Ours!and#160;

Mr. Philip Wicksteed Stumbling into Rime in Prose in Translating Danteand#8217;s Convivioand#160;

Go, My Songs, Even as You Came to Meand#160;

Book Threeand#160;

My Soul Was as If Freeand#160;

Nor Dream in Your Heartsand#160;

For the Sea Is Godand#8217;sand#160;

Where the Fox of This Stench Sulksand#160;

In Truth Doth She Breathe Out Poisonous Fumesand#160;

Then Many a One Sangand#160;

In My Youth Not Unstaindand#160;

And a Wisdom as Suchand#160;

Four Supplementary and#201;tudesand#160;

Of Memoryand#160;

Hers

I Too Tremblingand#160;

But We, to Whom the World Isand#160;

The Missionaries Passages

The Torn Clothand#160;

Songs of an Otherand#160;

Empedoklean Reveries Passages

Jamais Passages

An Interlude of Winter Lightand#160;

and#147;Eidolon of the Aionand#8221;and#160;

The Presence of the Dance{ths}/{ths}The Resolution of the Musicand#160;

Circulations of the Songand#160;

Uncollected Work 1969and#150;1982and#160;

O tree of lights! tree of colors

Childless

After Shakespeareand#8217;s Sonnet 76

Second Take on Shakespeareand#8217;s Sonnet 76

She

Something Is Moving

A Fantasy Piece for Helen Adam

Feb. 22, 1973

I have{ths}/{ths}nothing to go on

A Prepucal Face for Nigel Roberts

Johnnyand#8217;s Thing

An Epithalamium

Poe et Cie

Let Me Join You Again This Morning, Walt Whitman

Ground Work II: In the Dark (1987)

An Alternate Lifeand#160;

In the Southand#160;

Homecomingand#160;

Supplicationand#160;

The Quotidianand#160;

To Master Baudelaire

Toward His Malaiseand#160;

Among His Wordsand#160;

The Faceand#160;

At Cambridge an Address to Young Poets Native to the Land of My Mothertongue

Le Sonnet Oand#249; Sonne la Sonnette dand#232;s Derniand#232;res Jours Toujours Fait Son Retour

Pour Souffrir land#8217;Envie Jusquand#8217;and#224; land#8217;Amour en Vieand#160;

Sets of Syllables, Sets of Words, Sets of Lines, Sets of Poems Addressing: Veil, Turbine, Cord, and Birdand#160;

Preliminary Exercise

Notes during a Lecture on Mathematics

The Recall of the Star Miraflor

The Naming of the Time Everand#160;

I Pour Forth My Life from This Boughand#160;

The Turbineand#160;

What the Sonnet Means the Sonnet Meansand#160;

For the Assignment of the Spiritand#160;

The Cherubim (I)and#160;

The Cherubim (II)and#160;

Styxand#160;

The Sentinelsand#160;

An Eros/Amor/Love Cycleand#160;

Et Passages

In Wonder Passages

Constructing the Course of a River in the Pyreneesand#160;

In Wakingand#160;

From the Fall of 1950, December 1980and#160;

Two Sets of Tens: Derived from Confucian Analectsand#160;

Regulators Set of Passages

The Dignities Passages

The First Passages

Stimmung Passages

Enthralld Passages

Quand le Grand Foyer Descend dans les Eaux Passages

In Bloodand#8217;s Domaine Passages

After Passage Passages

With In Passages

Seams Passages

You, Muses Passages

Structure of Rime: Of the Five Songs

The Five Songsand#160;

Whose Passages

Closeand#160;

At the Doorand#160;

Illustrative Linesand#160;

After a Long Illnessand#160;

Uncollected Work 1983and#150;1988and#160;

In Passage

Hekatomband#233;and#160;

Appendix: Table of Contents for Roots and Branches

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520259294
Author:
Duncan, Robert
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Quartermain, Peter
Subject:
American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w photograph
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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