Selected Letters Of Marianne Moore

Paperback | November 15, 1998

byMarianne MooreIntroduction byBonnie CostelloEditorBonnie Costello

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Marianne Moore's correspondence makes up the largest and most broadly significant collection of any modern poet. It documents the first two-thirds of this century, reflecting shifts from Victorian to modernist culture, the experience of the two world wars, the Depression and postwar prosperity, and the changing face of the arts in America and Europe. Moore wrote letters daily for most of her life—long, intense letters to friends and family; shorter, but always distinctive letters to an ever-widening circle of acquaintances and fans. At the height of her celebrity, she would occasionally write as many as fifty letters a day. Both Moore and her correspondents appreciated the value of their exchange, so that an extraordinary number of letters, approximately thirty thousand, have been preserved.

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Along with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore is one of the architects of modern American poetry. The publication of her extensive and broad correspondence is a welcomed event for the light it sheds on her own brilliantly inventive poetry and on the changing face of Western culture through two-thirds of...

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Marianne Moore's correspondence makes up the largest and most broadly significant collection of any modern poet. It documents the first two-thirds of this century, reflecting shifts from Victorian to modernist culture, the experience of the two world wars, the Depression and postwar prosperity, and the changing face of the arts in Amer...

Marianne Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, on November 1, 1887, and spent much of her youth in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After graduation from Bryn Mawr College in 1909 she taught for four years at the Carlisle Indian School. Her poetry first appeared professionally in The Egoist and Poetry magazines in 1915 and she moved to New Yo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:November 15, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Along with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore is one of the architects of modern American poetry. The publication of her extensive and broad correspondence is a welcomed event for the light it sheds on her own brilliantly inventive poetry and on the changing face of Western culture through two-thirds of this century.While it may be Moore's poetry that draws us to her letters, what emerges from this volume is an engaging portrait of woman whose interests extended to all the arts, to fashion, sports, and the domestic arts, moving freely between high culture and popular culture, and whose family and friendships remained as important as her professional work. Tracing her life from her college adventures, her travels, her editorship for the modernist publication, The Dial, to her literary fame, The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore record a long life marked by sustained, intellectual vitality.