Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy by Keith WaldropTranscendental Studies: A Trilogy by Keith Waldrop

Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy

byKeith Waldrop

Paperback | March 2, 2009

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This compelling selection of recent work by internationally celebrated poet Keith Waldrop presents three related poem sequences—"Shipwreck in Haven," "Falling in Love through a Description," and "The Plummet of Vitruvius"—in a virtuosic poetic triptych. In these quasi-abstract, experimental lines, collaged words torn from their contexts take on new meanings. Waldrop, a longtime admirer of such artists as the French poet Raymond Queneau and the American painter Robert Motherwell, imposes a tonal override on purloined materials, yet the originals continue to show through. These powerful poems, at once metaphysical and personal, reconcile Waldrop's romantic tendencies with formal experimentation, uniting poetry and philosophy and revealing him as a transcendentalist for the new millennium.
Keith Waldrop, Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities at Brown University, has published more than a dozen works each of original poetry and translations. His first book, A Windmill Near Calvary, was shortlisted for the 1968 National Book Award. Recent books include The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with...
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Title:Transcendental Studies: A TrilogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 2, 2009Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520258789

ISBN - 13:9780520258785

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Table of Contents

I: Shipwreck in Haven

II: Falling in Love through a Description

III: The Plummet of Vitruvius

The Unreliable Narrator

Carriage: a transition

Variations on a Paraphrase

Plummet (II)

Epilogue: Stone Angels

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“Impressive.”