At Columbia, he joined the. Title in gilt on spine and blind stamped on front cover. No part of this poem may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Using poems of metrical dexterity that are filled with wit, subtle humour and a vast vocabulary, Hollander brings many common poetic themes to light in Figurehead in admittedly startling forms. By turns witty, touching, profound, mocking, ingenious, and always clever, Hollander's poems are a joy for the reader. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. It creates a story or picture that grabs you, informs you and entertains you. Hollander continually focuses on the ultimate emptiness of all art. In future, then, Something would never be the same again. By turns witty, touching, profound, mocking, ingenious, and always clever, Hollander's poems are a joy for the reader. A beautiful copy, crisp and tight.
The search for the original language, the purest language of poetry, inevitably leads Hollander into age-old questionings about the line between art and truth. Excerpted by permission of Alfred A. The E-mail message field is required. Send out the idea to all of us! Hollander taught him that it was possible to build a life around the task of writing poetry. Auden's choices for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, Hollander has pursued the wide range and metrical brilliance of Auden's own poetry, so that this new book exhibits both a large compass of subject matter from philosophical matters to personal narrative and, as usual, some astonishing meditations on paintings - here, by Charles Sheeler, Rene Magritte, and Edward Hopper. He is a modern master.
We many thanks before hand if you are prepared to visit match you! About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Book is in Used-Good condition. He obsesses over the power of art to ensnare. From Dante to the present, Everyman's library pocket poets. Hollander died at , on August 17, 2013, at the age of 83.
May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. He is a modern master. He is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Auden's choices for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, Hollander has pursued the wide range and metrical brilliance of Auden's own poetry, so that this new book exhibits both a large compass of subject matter from philosophical matters to personal narrative and, as usual, some astonishing meditations on paintings--here, by Charles Sheeler, Rene Magritte, and Edward Hopper. About this Item: Knopf, 1999.
From United Kingdom to U. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Very Good in Very Good unclipped dust jacket. He is a modern master. He agonizes over the necessarily painful awakening from art's mere illusion of beauty. The really fascinating and even kind of moving poems in Figurehead express a powerful anxiety over the duel power of art to both display and destroy truth.
Obsessed with stripping away levels of reality through poetic form and controlled language, Hollander looks at art from as many directions as possible in order to get at the truth. He married Natalie Charkow in 1981. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. His poems are not verses that romance-filled 16-year-olds also reading The Bell Jar will dog-ear and gloss with pink pens.
Figurehead, a lively, varied, and technically dazzling book, confirms the statement made by Henry Taylor in the Washington Times: John Hollander revels in technical challenges of unusual severity and complexity, yet most of his poems also have the emotional heft of something worth pausing over and remembering. Hollander resided in , where he served as a judge for several high-school recitation contests, and said he enjoyed working with students on their poetry and teaching it. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. About this Item: Alfred A.