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Marianne Moore (1887–1972)

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Born in St. Louis, the "first lady of American poetry," Marianne Moore, graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1909. In 1918 she moved to New York City with her mother, remaining there for the rest of her life. She became a well-known character in her Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, easily recognizable vis mere in a large black hat and rather eccentric style. In 1921 a few of her friends pirated her work and published it under the title Poems. On her seventy-fifth birthday, November 15, 1962, she was honored by the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and in a special interview for the N.Y. Times, she spoke of her feelings concerning the treatment of poetry: "I'm very doubtful about scholasticizing poetry," she said. "I feel very strongly that poetry should not be an assignment but a joy." Five years later she said: "I wonder that I can bear myself to be in a world where they don't outlaw war." In 1967 Moore received both the MacDowell Medal and a Gold Medal. Mayor John Lindsay of New York City hailed her as "truly the poet laureate of New York City." The famed Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia has a collection devoted to her work and a detailed replica of a room in her Brooklyn home. Moore brought to her work a prodigious knowledge and passionate interest in many diverse fields, including the arts, natural history, and public affairs. Her use of the images and language of these fields in her poetry enabled her to offset traditional poetic tones with the cadences of prose rhetoric and everyday speech. This talent, coupled with her precision and intricate metrics, make her one of the leading modernist poets. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Marianne Moore

Complete Poems (1967) 898 eksemplarer
The Poems of Marianne Moore (2003) 230 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (1951) 106 eksemplarer
A Marianne Moore Reader (1961) 75 eksemplarer
New collected poems (2017) 66 eksemplarer
Observations: Poems (1924) 52 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1935) 41 eksemplarer
O to be a dragon (1957) 31 eksemplarer
Like a bulwark (1956) 19 eksemplarer
Predilections (1955) 15 eksemplarer
Nevertheless (1944) 15 eksemplarer
What Are Years 11 eksemplarer
Fairy Tales (2019) 9 eksemplarer
Le poesie (1991) 8 eksemplarer
Poems (2010) 6 eksemplarer
The Arctic ox; [poems] 4 eksemplarer
Een veldmuis in Versailles (1968) 4 eksemplarer
Homage to Henry James (1971) 3 eksemplarer
Poetry [poem] 3 eksemplarer
Poesía reunida : (1915-1951) (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Idiosyncrasy & Technique (1958) 2 eksemplarer
Complete Prose 1 eksemplar
The absentee 1 eksemplar
Riverside poetry 3 — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Marriage 1 eksemplar
Tipoo's tiger 1 eksemplar
The Student 1 eksemplar
A talisman 1 eksemplar
The Fish [poem] 1 eksemplar
The Monkeys [poem] 1 eksemplar
W. S. Landor 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

La Fontaine fabler (1668) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver1,816 eksemplarer
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,251 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver914 eksemplarer
Rock Crystal (1945) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver489 eksemplarer
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Bidragyder — 447 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver441 eksemplarer
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder — 388 eksemplarer
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 334 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Bidragyder — 290 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver284 eksemplarer
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 274 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
Imagist Poetry (Penguin Modern Classics) (1972) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Bidragyder — 139 eksemplarer
Poets of World War II (2003) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
The Imagist Poem (1963) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver100 eksemplarer
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
William Carlos Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays (1966) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (2014) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Perspectives on poetry (1968) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Direction, Volume 1, Number 2 (Jan-March 1935) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kirkwood, Missouri, USA
New York, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Bryn Mawr College
Carlisle Indian School
New York Public Library
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Helen Haire Levinson Prize (1933)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1962)
Kort biografi
Marianne Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, near St. Louis, in the manse of the Presbyterian church where her maternal grandfather, John Riddle Warner, served as pastor. Her father, John Milton Moore, suffered a psychotic episode before she was born, and her parents separated at that time; Moore never met him. She and her elder brother were raised by their mother, Mary Warner Moore in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1909, she earned a BA in biology from Bryn Mawr College, and her early poems were first published in the college’s literary magazines. After graduation, Moore studied at Carlisle Commercial College and taught at the U.S. Indian School there. Moore and her mother, who were devoted to each other, moved to New York City in 1918 and Moore began working at the New York Public Library in 1921. Her first book Poems was published in London in 1921. From 1925 to 1929, she was the editor of the influential literary magazine
The Dial, a role that expanded her circle of literary acquaintances and introduced her work to a more international audience. She was particularly fond of animals and much of her imagery was drawn from the natural world. Her Collected Poems (1951) won both the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the National Book Award, and in 1953 she was awarded the Bollingen Prize. Her prose works included Predilections (1955), a volume of literary criticism, and Idiosyncrasy and Technique: Two Lectures (1958). Her many honors and awards included the Poetry Society of America's Gold Medal for Distinguished Development and the National Medal for Literature.



Marianne Moore i Legacy Libraries (marts 2018)


I actually prefer the versions of "Marriage" and "An Octopus" that appear in her oft-dismissed "Complete Poems." The highlight of this volume, for me, is the subject index. Even more than the notes, the subject index is a fascinating key to interpretation. I kept thinking of Nabokov's use of notes and index in "Pale Fire."
gtross | Sep 4, 2022 |
Strangely disappointing. The flap text quotes T.S. Eliot as having written, "One of the books which obviously must in the fullness of time be published [...] will be the Letters of Marianne Moore." Since this volume includes only a few, very short letters from her to him, it's almost impossible to know what he was thinking when he wrote that assessment. I would have preferred a volume combining her prose with a handful of the best letters here.
gtross | Aug 15, 2022 |
There are those who will talk for an hour
without telling you why they have
come. And I? This is no madrigal--

Moore features prominently in the biography of Pound I am presently embroiled in with my friends. She was but a name, I knew nothing further, which is the case for most poets. The disparate contexts in this collection all appear to unshackle memory and lament time's insistence. This occurs from discussing the Brooklyn Dodgers as well as the failures of idealism at Jamestown. The language appears precious, lovingly chosen and placed.… (mere)
jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |



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