Robert Duncan: The Collected Early Poems and Plays

Robert Duncan: The Collected Early Poems and Plays

Robert Duncan

A landmark within the e-book of twentieth-century American poetry, this primary quantity of the long-awaited accrued poetry, non-critical prose, and performs of Robert Duncan gathers all of Duncan’s books and journal guides as much as and together with Letters: Poems 1953–1956. Deftly edited, it completely records the 1st part of Duncan’s distinct existence in writing, making it attainable to track the poet’s improvement as he ways the bright paintings of his center period.

This quantity comprises the prestigious works Medieval Scenes and The Venice Poem, all of Duncan’s lengthy unavailable significant ventures into drama, his huge “imitations” of Gertrude Stein, and the awesome poems written in Majorca as responses to a sequence of collaged paste-ups through Duncan’s life-long companion, the painter Jess. Books seem in chronological order of book, with uncollected periodical and different guides prepared chronologically, following every one booklet. The advent encompasses a biographical statement on Duncan’s formative years and works, and clears an preliminary direction in the course of the textual complexities of his early writing. Notes provide short commentaries on each one ebook and on some of the poems.

The quantity to stick to, The gathered Later Poetry and performs, will contain the hole of the sector (1960), Roots and Branches (1964), Bending the Bow (1968), floor paintings (1984), and floor paintings II (1987).

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