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By Jonathan Post

A Thickness of details: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht is the 1st book-length research of 1 of the nice formal poets of the later 20th century (1923-2004). utilizing Hecht's correspondence, which the writer edited, it situates Hecht's writings within the context of pre- and post-World-War II verse, together with poetry written by way of W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, and Richard Wilbur. In 9 chapters, the ebook levels over
Hecht's complete profession, with precise emphasis put on the consequences of the struggle on his reminiscence; Hecht participated within the ultimate push through the Allied troops in Europe and used to be occupied with the liberation of the Flossenburg focus Camp. The examine explores the real position Venice and Italy occupied in his
imagination in addition to the importance of the visible and dramatic arts and song extra more often than not. Chapters are dedicated to reading celebrated person poems (such as <"The ebook of Yolek>" and <"The Venetian Vespers,>" the making of specific volumes (such because the Pulitzer-prize-winning The demanding Hours), the poet's mid-career flip towards writing dramatic monologues and longer narrative poems (such as <"Green, an Epistle,>" <"The Grapes,>" and <"See Naples and
Die>"), the inspiring use he made from Shakespeare, specially in <"A Love for 4 Voices,>" his pleasant riff on A Mid-summer Night's Dream, and his collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin within the Presumptions of demise sequence. The publication seeks to spread the itinerary of a hugely civilized brain brooding, with wit, over the darkish landscape
of the later 20th century in poems of unrivalled beauty.

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