A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht

Hardcover | December 26, 2015

byJonathan F. S. Post

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This is the first book-length study of one of the great formal poets of the later twentieth century (1923-2004). Making use of Hecht's correspondence, which the author edited, it situates Hecht's writings in the context of pre- and post-World-War II verse, including poetry written by W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, and Richard Wilbur. In nine chapters, the book ranges over Hecht's full career, with special emphasis placed on the effects of the war on his memory; Hecht participated in the final push by the Allied troops in Europe and was involved in the liberation of the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. The study explores the important place Venice and Italy occupied in his imagination as well as the significance of the visual and dramatic arts and music more generally.

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This is the first book-length study of one of the great formal poets of the later twentieth century (1923-2004). Making use of Hecht's correspondence, which the author edited, it situates Hecht's writings in the context of pre- and post-World-War II verse, including poetry written by W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James M...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.97 inPublished:December 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660719

ISBN - 13:9780199660711

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