A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht by Jonathan Post

By Jonathan Post

A Thickness of details: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht is the 1st book-length research of 1 of the good formal poets of the later 20th century (1923-2004). employing Hecht's correspondence, which the writer edited, it situates Hecht's writings within the context of pre- and post-World-War II verse, together with poetry written via W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, and Richard Wilbur. In 9 chapters, the ebook levels over
Hecht's complete profession, with specific emphasis put on the results of the conflict on his reminiscence; Hecht participated within the ultimate push via the Allied troops in Europe and was once all in favour of the liberation of the Flossenburg focus Camp. The learn explores the $64000 position Venice and Italy occupied in his
imagination in addition to the importance of the visible and dramatic arts and track extra quite often. Chapters are dedicated to examining celebrated person poems (such as <"The e-book of Yolek>" and <"The Venetian Vespers,>" the making of specific volumes (such because the Pulitzer-prize-winning The demanding Hours), the poet's mid-career flip towards writing dramatic monologues and longer narrative poems (such as <"Green, an Epistle,>" <"The Grapes,>" and <"See Naples and
Die>"), the inspiring use he made up of Shakespeare, particularly in <"A Love for 4 Voices,>" his pleasant riff on A Mid-summer Night's Dream, and his collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin within the Presumptions of dying sequence. The e-book seeks to spread the itinerary of a hugely civilized brain brooding, with wit, over the darkish landscape
of the later 20th century in poems of unrivalled beauty.

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