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Title:
Pierce-arrow
Author:
Howe, Susan, 1937-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : New Directions, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Susan Howe's book of poems takes as its point of departure the figure of Charles S. Peirce, the allusive nineteenth-century philosopher on the periphery of the academic and social establishment yet intimately conjoined with them by birth and upbringing. Through Peirce and his wife Juliette, a lady of shadowy antecedents, Howe creates an intriguing nexus that explores the darker, melancholy sides of the fin-de-siècle Anglo-American intelligentsia. George Meredith and his wife Mary Ellen, Swinburne and his companion Theodore Watts-Dunton, are among those who also find a place in the three long poem-sequences that comprise the book. Howe's historical linkings, resonant with the sorrows of love and loss and the tragedies of war, create a compelling canvas of associations. "It's the blanks and gaps, " she says, "that to me actually represent what poetry is--the connections between seemingly unconnected things--as if there is a place and might be a map to thought, when we know there is not."
General Note:
"A New Directions paperbook original NDP878"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Arisbe -- Leisure of the Theory Class -- Ruckenfigur.
Reading Level:
1830 Lexile.
Electronic Access:
Inhaltsverzeichnis http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780811214100.pdf
ISBN:
9780811214100
Format :
Book