Views Of Jeopardy

byJack GilbertForeword byDudley Fitts

October 22, 2019|
Views Of Jeopardy by Jack Gilbert
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A collection that illuminates everyday experience, Views of Jeopardy is the 58th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
In an essay on his own work in 19 New American Poets of the Golden Gate, Jack Gilbert writes that “I am by nature drawn to exigence, compression, selection. . . . One of the special pleasures in poetry for me is accomplishing a lot with the least means possible.” Gilbert’s poetry is distinguished by sparse lyricism, forthright clarity of tone, and controlled emotion regarding everyday life and relationships. In his foreword to Views ofJeopardy, Fitts identifies the origins of this approach, calling Gilbert’s “abrupt hard mode of expression” the result of preoccupation with “alienation from one’s kind, the painful throwing back of the artist upon himself, the compulsive elaboration of the details of a personal myth.”
Jack Gilbert (1925–2012) was the former writer-in-residence at both Smith College and the University of Tennessee. His other works include The Dance Most of All, Refusing, and Monolithos. His final collection, Collected Poems, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
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Title:Views Of Jeopardy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:October 22, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300246346

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