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Part of nature, part of us : modern American poets
Vendler, Helen, 1933-
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [1980]

Physical Description:
xi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
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On Order



Join Professor Helen Vendler in her course lecture on the Yeats poem "Among School Children". View her insightful and passionate analysis along with a condensed reading and student comments on the course.

The poets nearest to us in time often seem the most remote and difficult. Helen Vendler closes the distance. She keeps the poet in view not only as thinker and artist, but as a man or woman whose humanity never disappears in her analysis. With her penetrating critical gift, Vendler assesses American poets from T. S. Eliot to Charles Wright.

Table of Contents

1 Wallace Stevens The False and True Sublime Souvenirs and Prophecies Stevens and Keats's ""To Autumn"" Apollo's Harsher Songs
2 Marianne Moore
3 The Waste LandT. S. Eliot
4 A VisionRobert Penn Warren Audubon
5 Without WallsW.H. Auden City
6 Domestication, Domesticity, and the OtherworldlyElizabeth Bishop
7 The Complete Poems The Third Book of CriticismRandall Jarrell
8 Dream SongsJohn Berryman
9 A Difficult Grandeur ""Ulysses, Circe, PenRobert Lowell