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In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.

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In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. Dobyns, a poet and teacher, has the rare ability to speak to readers about his art. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate things in a single poem. Anyone interested in the beauty and intricacy of writing will find great pleasure in this new edition of an enduring classic.

Synopsis:

In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.

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Includes bibliographical references (p.[369]-386) and index.

About the Author

Stephen Dobyns is the author of eight volumes of poetry, among them Cemetery Nights and Velocities. He has also written 17 novels.

Table of Contents

Preface * Deceptions * Metaphor and the Authenticating Act of Memory * Writing the Reader's Life * Notes on Free Verse * Pacing: The Ways a Poem Moves * The Function of Tone * The Voices One Listens To * The Traffic between Two Worlds * Rilke's Growth as a Poet * Mandelstam: The Poem as Event * Chekhov's Sense of Writing as Seen through His Letters * Ritsos and the Metaphysical Moment * Cemetery Nights * The Maker's Manipulation of Time * The Passerby in the Birdless Street * The Problem of Beauty and the Requirements of Art

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403961471
Author:
Dobyns, Stephen
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Creation
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
LIT014000
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
bk. 1
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.84 x 5.58 x 0.995 in

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In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. Dobyns, a poet and teacher, has the rare ability to speak to readers about his art. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate things in a single poem. Anyone interested in the beauty and intricacy of writing will find great pleasure in this new edition of an enduring classic.

"Synopsis" by , In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p.[369]-386) and index.
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