The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992 - 387 pagine

The Sighted Singer makes available a revised and significantlyexpanded version of Against Our Vanishing and includes Grossman's recent treatise "Summa Lyrica: A Primer of the Commonplaces in Speculative Poetry." This combined edition provides a sophisticated yet accessible discussion—across generations—of "the fundamental discourse of poetic structure."

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This is a theoretical text, so it's not really fun reading for the most part, but it's brilliant and highly perceptive work from two men who have thought carefully and systematically about the art of ... Leggi recensione completa

Informazioni sull'autore (1992)

Allen Grossman was born in 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a B.A. and a M.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He taught at Brandeis University for 35 years before moving to Johns Hopkins University, where he taught from 1991 until his retirement in 2006. His collections of poetry include The Ether Dome and Descartes' Loneliness. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including three Pushcart Prizes, the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry, the Sara Teasdale Memorial Prize in Poetry of Wellesley College, the Sheaffer-PEN/Nex England Award for Literary Distinction, and Yale University's Bollingen Prize. He died of complications from Alzheimer's on June 27, 2014 at the age of 82.

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