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Author Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988.
Title The collected early poems and plays / Robert Duncan ; edited by Peter Quartermain.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.

Author Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988.
Series The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan
Collected Writings of Robert Duncan.
Subject Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988.
American literature.
Alt Name Quartermain, Peter.
Description 1 online resource (xlviii, 822 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Disturbing Poetics; Acknowledgments; The Years As Catches: Early Poems 1939-1945; Introduction; Persephone; Passage over Water; Toward the Shaman; An Ark for Lawrence Durrell; The Awakening into Dream, Love There: Out of the Dream, and Our Beautiful Child; A History of My Family; Fragment: 1940; A Spring Memorandum; A Letter to Jack Johnson; An Encounter; From Richard Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy; Variations upon Phrases from Milton's The Reason of Church Government; Variations in Praise of Jesus Christ Our Lord; Witnesses; The Unresting.
Snow on Bug HillMother to Whom I Have Come Home; Toward an African Elegy; The Years As Catches; King Haydn of Miami Beach; Lovewise; Mother Brother Door and Bed; 7 Questions, 7 Answers; Marriage; Random Lines : A Discourse on Love; Homage & Lament for Ezra Pound : May 12, 1944; Christmas Letter 1944; Upon Watching a Storm; The End of the Year; Song; At an Anarchist Meeting; Heavenly City, Earthly City; Treesbank Poems; I listen in the shade to one I love; The silent throat in the dark portends; Shall I alone make my way to my grave; Sleep is a deep and many-voiced flood; An Apollonian Elegy.
Berkeley PoemsAmong my friends love is a great sorrow; An Elegiac Fragment; A Woman's Drunken Lament; Portrait of Two Women; I Am a Most Fleshly Man; Heavenly City, Earthly City; Uncollected Work 1933-1947; A Moment of Ecstasy; An Interpretation; Song of Undine; The Guardian of the Temple; Ego Involneratus; People; Pax Vobiscum; A Campus Poet Sprouts Social Consciousness; Self-Portrait at 90; Relativity, a Love Letter, and Relative to What; A Love Letter; Ritual; The Gestation; The Protestants; Les Questions Surrealistes; We Have Forgotten Venus; Hamlet: A Draft of the Prologue.
A Song for Michael CooneyA Pair of Uranian Garters for Aurora Bligh; The Virgin among the cattle has hit upon the wound; Concerning the Maze; Fragment from a Journal; Dreams: Andre Breton; Windward: Andre Breton; The blessed Herbert in his love does sing; A Ride to the Sea; Faithless and many minded Muses -; Ode for Dick Brown: Upon the Termination of His Parole: March 17, 1947; A Discourse on Love; A Morning Letter; The Homecoming; The Temple of the Animals; There's Too Much Sea on the Big Sur; When the immortal blond basketball player; The Revenant; And Now I Have Returnd.
The New Hesperides: At Marlowe's TombEarly History; In the Street; Domestic Scenes; 1. Breakfast; 2. Real Estate; 3. Bus Fare; 4. Mail Boxes; 5. Matches; 6. Bath; 7. Radio; 8. Electric Iron; 9. Lunch with Buns; 10. Piano; Medieval Scenes; The Dreamers; The Helmet of Goliath; The Banners; The Kingdom of Jerusalem; The Festivals; The Mirror; The Reaper; The Adoration of the Virgin; Huon of Bordeaux; The Albigenses; Poems 1948-1949; Three Songs for Jerry; The Inexplicable History of Music; A Weekend of the Same Event; Sleeping All Night; I Tell of Love; The Venice Poem; A Description of Venice.
Summary A landmark in the publication of twentieth-century American poetry, this first volume of the long-awaited collected poetry, non-critical prose, and plays of Robert Duncan gathers all of Duncan's books and magazine publications up to and including Letters: Poems 1953-1956. Deftly edited, it thoroughly documents the first phase of Duncan's distinguished life in writing, making it possible to trace the poet's development as he approaches the brilliant work of his middle period. This volume includes the celebrated works Medieval Scenes and The Venice Poem, all of Duncan's long.
Note English.
ISBN 9780520953628 (electronic bk.)
0520953622 (electronic bk.)
0520259262 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520259263 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 820846217
Additional Format Print version: Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988. Collected early poems and plays. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012 (DLC) 2012024993

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