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Author Halpern, Nick.

Title Everyday and prophetic : the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich / Nick Halpern.

Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2003]


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 UniM Bail  811.509384 HALP    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 293 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. "I felt my guides no longer carried me" / Robert Lowell 50 -- 2. "Both ways is the only way I want it" / A. R. Ammons 99 -- 3. "Some kind of workable relation" / James Merrill 138 -- 4. "This is what is possible" / Adrienne Rich 184.
Summary The everyday is what the prophetic poet focuse on, that is what fills him with rage, that is what he wants to transform. This is the first book to describe and analyze at length the prophetic voice and the everyday voice in postwar and contemporary American poetry. Nick Halpern's commentaries on the work of Robert Lowell, A. R. Ammons, James Merrill, Adrienne Rich, Jorie Graham, and Louise Gluck offer readers a fresh and original context in which to see their work and to understand post-war and contemporary American poetry as a whole.
Subject Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 -- Themes, motives.
Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001 -- Themes, motives.
Merrill, James, 1926-1995 -- Themes, motives.
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012 -- Themes, motives.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Prophecies in literature.
Self in literature.
ISBN 0299173402 (alk. paper)