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

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

Robert Duncan


This magisterial paintings, lengthy awaited and lengthy the topic of passionate hypothesis, is an unparalleled exploration of recent poetry and poetics by way of one in every of America’s so much acclaimed and influential postwar poets. What all started in 1959 as an easy homage to the modernist poet H.D. constructed into an expansive and detailed quest to reach at a poetics that might gasoline Duncan’s nice paintings within the Nineteen Seventies. A meditation on either the roots of modernism and its manifestation within the paintings of H.D., Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, and so forth, Duncan’s wide-ranging publication is principally remarkable for its illumination of the function girls performed in construction of literary modernism. earlier, The H.D. Book existed purely in in most cases out-of-print little magazines within which its chapters first seemed. Now, for the 1st time released in its entirety, as its writer meant, this huge work—at as soon as an encyclopedia of modernism, a reinterpretation of its key avid gamers and texts, and a list of Duncan’s quest towards a brand new poetics—is finally whole and on hand to a large audience.

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