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The Resource Denise Levertov : a poet's life, Dana Greene

Denise Levertov : a poet's life, Dana Greene

Label
Denise Levertov : a poet's life
Title
Denise Levertov
Title remainder
a poet's life
Statement of responsibility
Dana Greene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923-1997) "the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound ... and the most moving." Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books of essays, and several translations, Levertov became a lauded and honored poet. Born in England, she published her first book of poems at age twenty-three, but it was not until she married and came to the United States in 1948 that she found her poetic voice, helped by the likes of William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creeley. Shortly before her death in 1997, the woman who claimed no country as home was nominated to be America's poet laureate. In this illuminating biography, Dana Greene examines Levertov's interviews, essays, and self-revelatory poetry to discern the conflict and torment she both endured and created in her attempts to deal with her own psyche, her relationships with family, friends, lovers, colleagues, and the times in which she lived. Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life is the first complete biography of Levertov, a woman who claimed she did not want a biography, insisting that it was her work that she hoped would endure. And yet she confessed that her poetry in its various forms--lyric, political, natural, and religious--derived from her life experience. Although a substantial body of criticism has established Levertov as a major poet of the later twentieth century, this volume represents the first attempt to set her poetry within the framework of her often tumultuous life
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Dana
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Poets, American
  • Jewish Christians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Jewish Christians
  • Poets, American
Label
Denise Levertov : a poet's life, Dana Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- "A definite and peculiar destiny" -- In search of voice -- The making of a poet -- "A cataract filming over my inner eyes" -- "Staying alive" -- Endings -- Coming to a new country -- The thread" -- "Making peace" -- The borderland -- Bearing witness -- "Once only" -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn815823816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 402685
  • 22573/ctt38x40z
  • 488301a1-11e4-4e3b-81a0-056d0d3acf16
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815823816
Label
Denise Levertov : a poet's life, Dana Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- "A definite and peculiar destiny" -- In search of voice -- The making of a poet -- "A cataract filming over my inner eyes" -- "Staying alive" -- Endings -- Coming to a new country -- The thread" -- "Making peace" -- The borderland -- Bearing witness -- "Once only" -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn815823816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 402685
  • 22573/ctt38x40z
  • 488301a1-11e4-4e3b-81a0-056d0d3acf16
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815823816

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