[Item #5261] Voices & Visions Viewer's Guide. Elizabeth Bishop, Hart Crane, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, William Carlos Williams.
Voices & Visions Viewer's Guide
Voices & Visions Viewer's Guide
Voices & Visions Viewer's Guide

Voices & Visions Viewer's Guide

ISBN: 0838972004
Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1987. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "Voices & Visions is the most ambitious television production ever attempted on American poetry, and the most comprehensive. In 13 hour-long programs, the series traces the course of the art during the last century and a quarter as it was shaped by some of our most important poets. Using vintage photographs and film footage, paintings, newsreels, original manuscripts and archival materials, video graphics, dramatizations, and recordings- including many recitations by several of the authors themselves- the series brings to life the writers who crafted the innovative works now recognized internationally as distinctively American." (from "Introducing Voices & Visions," pg. 5) A companion booklet to the acclaimed television series which explored the life & work of thirteen iconic American poets. Each episode was dedicated to a single poet- Elizabeth Bishop, Hart Crane, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, William Carlos Williams & others who defined & influenced American poetry (we can't account for the absence of the great Beat Generation poets, but consider that this series was produced 35 years ago as of this writing...). Author Joseph Parisi (b. 1944) was the editor of the prestigious Poetry magazine (1983-2003), & here provides a synopsis & commentary on each poet-episode in the series. Each chapter features a vintage image of its subject poet. Chapbook-format booklet in stapled wrappers, first & likely only printing, though not stated on copyright page. From the collection of Allen Tobias, formerly the assistant of Allen Ginsberg, curator, critical writer, scholar, our good friend & esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). A now-scarce capsule education on some of the greatest American poets, with distinguished provenance. In near-fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing, scratching, fading, occasional spotting & a few short, mostly faint creases to front, back covers & stapled spine; very light wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same incl. one very short, closed horizontal tear at mid-lower left edge of back cover; a bit of rubbing to edges of text block. Interior fine with only slight browning to inner covers, first & last few page leaves; tiny bumps & very small creases to mostly upper corners of a few of same. Near Fine. [Item #5261]

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