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The Modern Element: Essays on Contemporary Poetry
 

The Modern Element: Essays on Contemporary Poetry (Hardback)

By Kirsch, Adam

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A collection of essays which survey the world of contemporary poetry. It scrutinises the reputation of poets such as Billy Collins and Sharon Olds and admires the achievements of writers as different as Derek Walcott, Czeslaw Milosz and Frederick Seidel.

ISBN 9780393062717
Barcode 9780393062717
Published 17 January 2008 by WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393062717
ISBN-10 0393062716
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 17 January 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kirsch, Adam
Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress American poetry - 20th century - History and criticism, American poetry - 21st century - History and criticism, 20th century, 21st century
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 809.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Over the last ten years, through essays in The New Republic , The New Yorker and other magazines, Adam Kirsch, a poetry critic of the very first order ( The New York Times ), has established himself among the most controversial and fearless critics writing today.Sure to cause heated debate, this collection of bold and insightful essays surveys the world of contemporary poetry. Kirsch scrutinises the reputation of popular poets such as Billy Collins and Sharon Olds and admires the achievements of writers as different as Derek Walcott, Czeslaw Milosz and Frederick Seidel. For readers who want an introduction to the complex world of contemporary American poetry, from major figures like Jorie Graham to the most promising poets of the younger generation, Kirsch offers close readings and bold judgments. For readers who already know that world, The Modern Element will offer a surprising and thought-provoking new perspective.

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Author's Bio

Adam Kirsch is the author of two collections of poems and several books of poetry criticism. A senior editor at the New Republic and a columnist for Tablet, he also writes for The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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