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The H.D. Book (Collected Writings of Robert Duncan)

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This magisterial work, long awaited and long the subject of passionate speculation, is an unprecedented exploration of modern poetry and poetics by one of Americaand#8217;s most acclaimed and influential postwar poets. What began in 1959 as a simple homage to the modernist poet H.D. developed into an expansive and unique quest to arrive at a poetics that would fuel Duncanand#8217;s great work in the 1970s. A meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the work of H.D., Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, and many others, Duncanand#8217;s wide-ranging book is especially notable for its illumination of the role women played in creation of literary modernism. Until now, The H.D. Book existed only in mostly out-of-print little magazines in which its chapters first appeared. Now, for the first time published in its entirety, as its author intended, this monumental workand#151;at once an encyclopedia of modernism, a reinterpretation of its key players and texts, and a record of Duncanand#8217;s quest toward a new poeticsand#151;is at last complete and available to a wide audience.

Review:

"Robert Duncan's The H.D. Book, complete in print at last, now manifests the timeliness of its permanence. Centering on the work of Hilda Doolittle and her part in the invention of modernist poetry, it embraces an assay of modernist practice and tradition as well as a searching investigation of fundamental issues in poetics, with elements of literary autobiography and cultural history and salient reference to depth psychology, cultural anthropology, political economy, art history, philosophy, and religion." The Threepenny Rev

"Into this eldritch tapestry Duncan weaves patches of poetic autobiography, strands of family history and reflections on his intellectual development." The Nation

"Profoundly coherent: a strikingly original and provocative articulation of an American literary vision." Bookforum

About the Author

Robert Duncan (1919&madash;1988) was born in Oakland and spent most of his life in California. One of the major figures in the San Francisco Renaissance, Duncan, often identified with Donald Allen's landmark anthology The New American Poetry and the Black Mountain poets, is author of The Opening of the Field, Roots and Branches, and Bending the Bow, among other works.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Book One: Beginnings

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3 Eros

Chapter 4 Palimpsest

Chapter 5 Occult Matters

Chapter 6 Rites of Participation

Book Two: Nights and Days

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Appendix 1: Preliminary Notes Toward Book 3 of The H.D. Book

Appendix 2: Composition and Publication History of The H.D. Book

Appendix 3: A List of Works Cited by Robert Duncan in The H.D. Book

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520272620
Author:
Duncan, Robert
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Literary Criticism : General
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American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w photographs
Pages:
696
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.63 in 34 oz

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"Review" by , "Robert Duncan's The H.D. Book, complete in print at last, now manifests the timeliness of its permanence. Centering on the work of Hilda Doolittle and her part in the invention of modernist poetry, it embraces an assay of modernist practice and tradition as well as a searching investigation of fundamental issues in poetics, with elements of literary autobiography and cultural history and salient reference to depth psychology, cultural anthropology, political economy, art history, philosophy, and religion." The Threepenny Rev

"Into this eldritch tapestry Duncan weaves patches of poetic autobiography, strands of family history and reflections on his intellectual development." The Nation

"Profoundly coherent: a strikingly original and provocative articulation of an American literary vision."

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