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Obbligati: Essays In Criticism.

Hecht, Anthony.

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ISBN 10: 0689115709 / ISBN 13: 9780689115707
Published by Atheneum, New York, 1985
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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333 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. LITERARY CRITICISM. Includes essays entitled: The Pathetic Fallacy, On W. H. Auden's "In Praise of Limestone," Othello, "The Riddles of Emily Dickenson, Elizabeth Bishop, Richaed Wilbur, The Merchant of Venice: A Venture in Hermeneutics, Shades of Keats and Marvell, Robert Lowell, and Houses as Metaphors: The Poetry of Architecture. (Key Words: Essays, Anthony Hecht, Pathetic Fallacy, W. H. Auden, Limestone, Othello, William Shakespeare, Litrary Criticism, Emily Dickenson, Elizabeth Bishop, Richaed Wilbur, Merchant of Venice, Hermeneutics, John Keats, Andrew Marvell, Robert Lowell, Poetry, Architecture). Bookseller Inventory # 38311X1

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Title: Obbligati: Essays In Criticism.

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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Each of these ten essays, written over a span of 25 years, is intended as "a musical obbligato"an enriching counterpart to the text it discusses, not a substitute for it. Most of the essays deal with individual poets (Auden, Dickinson, Bishop, Wilbur, Keats, Marvell, and Lowell). But two explore Shakespeare ( Othello and The Merchant of Venice ), and essays titled "The Pathetic Fallacy" and "Houses as Metaphors" are included. To facilitate reading, prize-winning poet Hecht often reprints poems or speeches in their entirety, and he always quotes generously. His style is learned without being labored"I present no better credentials than those of a poet who delights in poetry . . ."and his central theme is the value of poetry. Obbligati is humanistic criticism at its beststrongly recommended for all larger collections. Daniel L. Guillory, English Dept., Millikin Univ., Decatur, Ill.
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