The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001 (American Poets Continuum)

The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001 (American Poets Continuum)

Louis Simpson


Few poets have so artfully faced American lifestyles as Louis Simpson. character audio system fight with daily concerns opposed to a backdrop of bigger forces, the individual’s maladjustment to a tradition of materialism and brutal pageant, the failure of marriage below the pressures of the sort of society, the failure of the yankee dream. Simpson wages a lover’s quarrel with the world.

"Louis Simpson has ideal pitch. His poems win us first by means of their drama, their methods of voicing our methods . . . of creating do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the threshold of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant section of precise poetry."—Seamus Heaney

Educated at Munro university (West Indies) and at Columbia college, Louis Simpson has taught generally, so much lately on the country college of recent York at Stony Brook. he's the writer of seventeen books of poetry and ten works of prose. He has obtained fellowships from the Academy of yank Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Guggenheim starting place, and got the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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