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Proofs & Theories: Essays on Poetry

ISBN 10: 0880014423 / 0-88001-442-3
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Publisher: Ecco Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover
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In this collection of essays Louise Gluck offers unique insights and explorations of poets and themes, which attest to the fact that her prose, like her poetry, is compressed, fastidious, fierce, alert, and absolutely unrelenting. Proofs and Theories won the 1994 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction.


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As with her poetry, Gluck's prose is fine and pared but visionary; her intelligence is precise and earnest....Here and elsewhere, Gluck's brevity, clarity, and resolute independence are impressive."

Publishers Weekly

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"...[B]rief, concentrated, and intense....Glück's vision of the poet's vocation is far from comforting, but her faith in the value of poetry's hard discipline offers its own inspiration."

Vernon Shetley, Partisan Review, Fall 1997

 

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Book Description: Ecco Press, United States, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 235 x 115 mm. Brand New Book. Proofs Theories is a long-awaited first gathering of essays by one of this country s most brilliant poets. Like her poems, the prose of Ms. Gluck, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1993 for The Wild Iris, is compressed, fastidious, fierce, alert, and absolutely unconsoled. The force of her thought is apparent everywhere in her writing and whether she is contemplating - skeptically - the critical currency of ideas like courage and sincerity, T. S. Eliot s reduced reputation as a poet of impersonality, the loyalties of the objectivist George Oppen, or the ferocity in the headlong art of Sylvia Plath, there is something exhilarating about her seriousness, spare, austere, mind-clearing, and adamantly alive. She shares her skepticism with a whole temper of post-modern critical thought. But post-modernism, on the whole, has stood aside from what artists have thought was at stake in their art in order to dissect it. Ms. Gluck is also quite expert - wry sometimes, darkly funny even - at dissection but in these essays one never doubts what is at stake: an art as truthful, adamant, and unflinching as the intelligence that she brings to her own. Proofs Theories is not a casual collection. It is the testament of a major poet. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780880014427

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Book Description: Ecco Press, United States, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 235 x 115 mm. Brand New Book. Proofs Theories is a long-awaited first gathering of essays by one of this country s most brilliant poets. Like her poems, the prose of Ms. Gluck, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1993 for The Wild Iris, is compressed, fastidious, fierce, alert, and absolutely unconsoled. The force of her thought is apparent everywhere in her writing and whether she is contemplating - skeptically - the critical currency of ideas like courage and sincerity, T. S. Eliot s reduced reputation as a poet of impersonality, the loyalties of the objectivist George Oppen, or the ferocity in the headlong art of Sylvia Plath, there is something exhilarating about her seriousness, spare, austere, mind-clearing, and adamantly alive. She shares her skepticism with a whole temper of post-modern critical thought. But post-modernism, on the whole, has stood aside from what artists have thought was at stake in their art in order to dissect it. Ms. Gluck is also quite expert - wry sometimes, darkly funny even - at dissection but in these essays one never doubts what is at stake: an art as truthful, adamant, and unflinching as the intelligence that she brings to her own. Proofs Theories is not a casual collection. It is the testament of a major poet. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780880014427

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Winner of the 1993 PENMartha Albrand Award for First Non-Fiction, Proofs and Theories is an illuminating collection of essays by Louise Glck, whose most recent book of poems, The Wild Iris, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Glck brings to her prose the same precision of language, the same incisiveness and insight that distinguish her poetry. The force of her thought is evident everywhere in these essays, from her explorations of other poets work to her skeptical contemplation of current literary critical notions such as sincerety and courage. Here also are Glcks revealing reflections on her own education and life as a poet, and a tribute to her teacher and mentor, Stanley Kunitz. Proofs and Theories is the testament of a major poet. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780880014427

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