Robert Creeley's Poetry: A Critical Introduction

ISBN: 0826304796
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. "This study, the first full-length consideration of Creeley's poetry, explores the design of the whole by focusing on the most important poems in each of his major volumes to date (all of which have been published by Charles Scribner's Sons): "For Love: Poems 1950-1960" (1962), "Words" (1967), "Pieces" (1969), and "A Day Book" (1972)." Creeley spoke of Louis Zukofsky's work (one of his mentors) in a way that Cynthia Edelberg, in her introduction to this book, is equally fitting to ascribe to Creeley's own work: "...to take distinctions of both ear and intelligence to a fineness that is difficult. It is difficult to follow a man when he's thinking very closely. And it's extremely difficult to follow him when he's using all the resources that he has developed or inherited regarding the particular nature of words as sound." Book in fine condition with only uniform minor rubbing to front, back covers; minute bump-crease/tear to center-middle at top fine-edge of front cover; minute 1cm vertical crease near bottom-right corner of front cover; tape on top left-hand corner of front cover at spine; minute uniform nicks to front, back covers. Dust jacket in good condition with price-clipped top-right corner of front fold; large gauge near right of Creeley's face on front cover. Fine / good. [Item #2769]

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