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American Poets Continuum Series #78: The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001

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Publisher Comments:

Few poets have so artfully confronted American life as Louis Simpson. Persona speakers struggle with everyday issues against a backdrop of larger forces, the individual's maladjustments to a culture of materialism and brutal competition, the failure of marriage under the pressures of such a society, the failure of the American dream. The poet wages a lover's quarrel with the world.

Review:

"Louis Simpson has perfect pitch. His poems win us first by their drama, their ways of voicing our ways...of making do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the brink of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant element of true poetry." Seamus Heaney

Review:

"These poems — wry, cantankerous and skillfully made — are a testament to Simpson's considerable talent and a window on six decades of America's least marketable art form." NY Times

Review:

"A collection both timely and accessible, always telling 'of love and infinite wonder.' Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A major poetry collection by one of America's most widely acclaimed poets, published in his eightieth Year!

Synopsis:

Few poets have so artfully confronted American life as Louis Simpson. Persona speakers struggle with everyday issues against a backdrop of larger forces, the individual’s maladjustment to a culture of materialism and brutal competition, the failure of marriage under the pressures of such a society, the failure of the American dream. Simpson wages a lover’s quarrel with the world.

"Louis Simpson has perfect pitch. His poems win us first by their drama, their ways of voicing our ways . . . of making do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the brink of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant element of true poetry."—Seamus Heaney

Educated at Munro College (West Indies) and at Columbia University, Louis Simpson has taught widely, most recently at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry and ten works of prose. He has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Guggenheim Foundation, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

About the Author

Educated at Munro College (West Indies) and at Columbia University, Louis Simpson has taught widely, most recently at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry and ten works of prose. He has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Guggenheim Foundation, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781929918393
Subtitle:
New Collected Poems 1940-2001
Author:
Simpson, Louis Aston Marantz
Author:
Simpson, Louis
Publisher:
BOA Editions Ltd.
Location:
Rochester, NY
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American Poets Continuum Series
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 416 pages BOA Editions - English 9781929918393 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Louis Simpson has perfect pitch. His poems win us first by their drama, their ways of voicing our ways...of making do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the brink of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant element of true poetry."
"Review" by , "These poems — wry, cantankerous and skillfully made — are a testament to Simpson's considerable talent and a window on six decades of America's least marketable art form."
"Review" by , "A collection both timely and accessible, always telling 'of love and infinite wonder.' Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by ,
A major poetry collection by one of America's most widely acclaimed poets, published in his eightieth Year!
"Synopsis" by ,

Few poets have so artfully confronted American life as Louis Simpson. Persona speakers struggle with everyday issues against a backdrop of larger forces, the individual’s maladjustment to a culture of materialism and brutal competition, the failure of marriage under the pressures of such a society, the failure of the American dream. Simpson wages a lover’s quarrel with the world.

"Louis Simpson has perfect pitch. His poems win us first by their drama, their ways of voicing our ways . . . of making do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the brink of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant element of true poetry."—Seamus Heaney

Educated at Munro College (West Indies) and at Columbia University, Louis Simpson has taught widely, most recently at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry and ten works of prose. He has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Guggenheim Foundation, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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