True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing

4.71 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780226309743: True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing

True-Love is the fulfillment of revered poet-critic Allen Grossman’s long service to poetry in the interests of humanity.  Poetry’s singular mission is to bind love and truth together—love that desires the beloved’s continued life, knotted with the truth of life’s contingency—to help make us more present to each other.

In the spirit of Blake’s vow of “mental fight,” Grossman contends with challenges to the validity of the poetic imagination, from Adorno’s maxim “No poetry after Auschwitz,” to the claims of religious authority upon truth, and the ultimate challenge posed by the fact of death itself. To these challenges he responds with eloquent and rigorous arguments, drawing on wide resources of learning and his experience as master-poet and teacher. Grossman’s readings of Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Paul Celan, and others focus on poems that interrogate the real or enact the hard bargains that literary representation demands. True-Love is destined to become an essential book wherever poetry and criticism sustain one another.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Allen Grossman is emeritus professor of the humanities at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of eleven books of poems, including, most recently, Descartes’ Loneliness, and three books of criticism.

Review:

"The writings of Allen Grossman have a devoted following and are accorded a nearly legendary status by poets and scholars of poetry alike. With True-Love, his readers will have an opportunity to follow the development of his thinking about the contrary forces of violence and beholding at work in all poetic making and reception. This paradoxical and 'bitter logic,' perennially yoking destruction to recognition, is treated in these essays with a depth and rigor that could only come out of the lifetime of thought Grossman has brought to it." - Susan Stewart, Princeton University"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Allen Grossman
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0226309746

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Allen Grossman
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. True-Love is the fulfillment of revered poet-critic Allen Grossman s long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry s singular mission is to bind love and truth together - love that desires the beloved s continued life, knotted with the truth of life s contingency - to help make us more present to each other. In the spirit of Blake s vow of mental fight, Grossman contends with challenges to the validity of the poetic imagination, from Adorno s maxim No poetry after Auschwitz, to the claims of religious authority upon truth, and the ultimate challenge posed by the fact of death itself. To these challenges he responds with eloquent and rigorous arguments, drawing on wide resources of learning and his experience as master-poet and teacher. Grossman s readings of Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Paul Celan, and others focus on poems that interrogate the real or enact the hard bargains that literary representation demands. True-Love is destined to become an essential book wherever poetry and criticism sustain one another. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Allen Grossman
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. True-Love is the fulfillment of revered poet-critic Allen Grossman s long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry s singular mission is to bind love and truth together - love that desires the beloved s continued life, knotted with the truth of life s contingency - to help make us more present to each other. In the spirit of Blake s vow of mental fight, Grossman contends with challenges to the validity of the poetic imagination, from Adorno s maxim No poetry after Auschwitz, to the claims of religious authority upon truth, and the ultimate challenge posed by the fact of death itself. To these challenges he responds with eloquent and rigorous arguments, drawing on wide resources of learning and his experience as master-poet and teacher. Grossman s readings of Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Paul Celan, and others focus on poems that interrogate the real or enact the hard bargains that literary representation demands. True-Love is destined to become an essential book wherever poetry and criticism sustain one another. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Grossman
Published by Univ of Chicago
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2546765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Grossman, Allen
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Grossman, Allen
Published by University of Chicago Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WG-9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Allen Grossman
Published by University of Chicago Press 2009-05-19, Chicago, Ill. :|Bristol (2009)
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago Press 2009-05-19, Chicago, Ill. :|Bristol, 2009. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Allen Grossman
Published by University of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Allen Grossman
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. True-Love is the fulfillment of revered poet-critic Allen Grossman s long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry s singular mission is to bind love and truth together - love that desires the beloved s continued life, knotted with the truth of life s contingency - to help make us more present to each other. In the spirit of Blake s vow of mental fight, Grossman contends with challenges to the validity of the poetic imagination, from Adorno s maxim No poetry after Auschwitz, to the claims of religious authority upon truth, and the ultimate challenge posed by the fact of death itself. To these challenges he responds with eloquent and rigorous arguments, drawing on wide resources of learning and his experience as master-poet and teacher. Grossman s readings of Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Paul Celan, and others focus on poems that interrogate the real or enact the hard bargains that literary representation demands. True-Love is destined to become an essential book wherever poetry and criticism sustain one another. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780226309743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Grossman, Allen
Published by Univ of Chicago Pr (2009)
ISBN 10: 0226309746 ISBN 13: 9780226309743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 193 pages. 8.75x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0226309746

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book