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Guy Davenport (1927–2005)

Forfatter af The Geography of the Imagination

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Author, artist, literary critic and translator Guy Davenport was born on November 23, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1948 and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Literature from Merton College, Oxford vis mere University in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1961. He taught English at several universities from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He received numerous awards including the O. Henry Award for short stories, the 1981 Morton Douwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and translation awards from PEN and the Academy of American Poets. He died on January 4, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Photograph of Guy Davenport by photographer Guy Mendez from the dust jacket for The Geography of the Imagination : Forty Essays / Guy Davenport (San Francisco : Northpoint Press, 1981.

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The Geography of the Imagination (1981) 496 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
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I continue to enjoy essay collections from the '50s, '60s, and '70s (this one a current re-issue). Most of the essays here are very dense. It sometimes felt like Davenport was simply 'erudition dumping' - so many references. But the central argument(s) and idea(s) of each piece always came through. In one of the latter essays, it became apparent that many of the writers he discusses were good friends or, at least, acquaintances. This made me wonder if they are the vital artists he makes them out to be. Still, an enlightening read. One minor complaint with this edition but I hate when the publication date (or year) of each piece isn't provided in any easily identifiable way. Perhaps it is OCD on my part. Recommend.… (mere)
 
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heggiep | 7 andre anmeldelser | Mar 29, 2024 |
I first encountered Guy Davenport in the review section of The National Review magazine. These letters are endlessly interesting with the thoughts, interests, and sometimes quotidian details that might not be as appealing if they did not come from the minds of two of my favorite authors. It is undoubted because they are both fascinating and challenging, providing ideas and spurring reading of topics and ideas that are mentioned.
 
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jwhenderson | Feb 10, 2022 |
I do not pretend the ability to read Guy Davenport properly. I have neither the background or education in the classics and/or poetry to intelligently discuss his erudite, esoteric works, but I do continually try to "find a mode of perception other than one's own."
Mr. Davenport has pointed me in the direction of many, many perceptions/ world views. I am grateful. I look forward to following his leads, and reading more of his words.
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mortalfool | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jul 10, 2021 |
It didn't take long to figure out that sticking with The Death of Picasso...was going to be The Death of Me.

What am I missing? Do tell me if you get it.
 
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bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |

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