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The Wounded Surgeon: Confessions and Transformations in Six American Poets

The Wounded Surgeon: Confessions and Transformations in Six American Poets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Kirsch, Adam

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This book reclaims the achievements of six American poets--Lowell, Bishop, Berryman, Jarrell, Schwartz, and Plath--by offering critical biographies of the poetry.

ISBN 9780393339352
Barcode 9780393339352
Published 1 April 2005 by WW Norton & Co
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780393339352
ISBN-10 0393339351
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 1 April 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Kirsch, Adam
Category Poetry & Poets
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, and Delmore Schwartz formed one of the great constellations of talent in American literature. In the decades after World War II, they changed American poetry forever by putting themselves at risk in their poems in a new and provocative way. Their daring work helped to inspire the popular style of poetry now known as confessional. But partly as a result of their openness, they have become better known for their tumultuous lives-afflicted by mental illness, alcoholism, and suicide-than for their work. This book reclaims their achievement by offering critical biographies of the poetry -tracing the development of each poet's work, exploring their major themes and techniques, and examining how they transformed life into art. An ideal introduction for readers coming to these major American poets for the first time, it will also help veteran readers to appreciate their work in a new light.

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Author's Bio

Adam Kirsch is a poet, literary critic, and the director of the master's program in Jewish studies at Columbia University. He is a also columnist for Tablet and a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker. He lives in New York.

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