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Karl Shapiro (1913–2000)

Forfatter af Modern American and Modern British Poetry

92+ Værker 954 Medlemmer 9 Anmeldelser 3 Favorited

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Karl Shapiro won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for V-Letter and Other Poems (1944). Born in Baltimore, he attended the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University. After service in the army, he was appointed consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress in 1946 and joined the faculty of vis mere Johns Hopkins. There he taught writing courses until his resignation in 1950 to become editor, for a period, of Poetry. Shapiro is an accomplished poet in a wide variety of styles. Like others of his generation, his early work displays a concern with life and institutions of modern society. His later work included a series of bold love poems, The White-Haired Lover (1968). Typical of critics' response to Shapiro is Ralph J. Mills, Jr.'s assessment of The Bourgeois Poet (1964), in which Shapiro "breaks with accepted metrical patterns to attempt a poetry of direct speech. . . ."The Bourgeois Poet' definitely has about it the air of a new imaginative release. Irony and social criticism are still there, but autobiography, invective, heavy doses of sexuality. . . and an occasional prophetic note are now blended together" (Contemporary American Poetry). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Karl Shapiro

Modern American and Modern British Poetry (1919) — Redaktør — 308 eksemplarer
Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems (2003) 110 eksemplarer
A Prosody Handbook (1965) 56 eksemplarer
American poetry (1960) 51 eksemplarer
V-Letter and Other Poems (1944) 27 eksemplarer
Essay on rime (1945) 23 eksemplarer
Selected poems (1968) 22 eksemplarer
Prose keys to modern poetry (1962) 22 eksemplarer
The bourgeois poet (1964) 22 eksemplarer
Poems of a Jew (1958) 22 eksemplarer
In Defense of Ignorance (1960) 17 eksemplarer
Edsel (1656) 17 eksemplarer
New & Selected Poems, 1940-1986 (1987) 14 eksemplarer
Person, place and thing (1944) 13 eksemplarer
Trial of a poet : and other poems (1947) 10 eksemplarer
Adult Bookstore (1976) 10 eksemplarer
Collected poems 1940-1978 (1978) 9 eksemplarer
Poems, 1940-1953 (1940) 9 eksemplarer
Randall Jarrell, (1967) 9 eksemplarer
Reports of My Death (1990) 7 eksemplarer
The Younger Son (1988) 7 eksemplarer
Creative Glut: Selected Essays (2004) 7 eksemplarer
Beyond criticism (1953) 6 eksemplarer
White-haired lover (1968) 5 eksemplarer
A Primer for Poets (1953) 5 eksemplarer
Coda: Last Poems (2008) 4 eksemplarer
Old Horsefly, The (1992) 3 eksemplarer
Poetry Magazine Vol. 86 No. 3, June 1955 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
The place of love 1 eksemplar
To Abolish Children (1968) 1 eksemplar
The House 1 eksemplar
Trial of a Poet (2003) 1 eksemplar
Auto Wreck {poem} 1 eksemplar
The place of love 1 eksemplar
Poems 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Krebsens vendekreds (1934) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver8,845 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver930 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver446 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragyder — 203 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 163 eksemplarer
Poets of World War II (2003) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
The Anarchists (1964) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer

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This was a treasured book of Ed’s. I had it rebound for him while I was at the Athenaeum.
Eurekas | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 4, 2023 |
Modern American & Modern British Poetry, 1955, ed. Louis Untermeyer. I doubt that these poems could still be considered modern, but among them you will find timeless ideas and beauty. I especially like the story poems. Frost’s, The Witch of Coos, and E. A. Robinson’s, Mr. Flood’s Party. Individual lines like; “Mumbo-jumbo will hoo-doo you”, “but the rain is full of ghost’s tonight”, “human kind can not bear very much reality”, “Night or day, what’er befall / I must walk that desert land / Until I dare my fear and call / The lion out to lick my hand.”, “A snake came to my water-trough / On a hot, hot day” are a few of my favorites. Take this book to your local coffee shop and relax.… (mere)
drardavis | 3 andre anmeldelser | Aug 1, 2019 |
I teach writing. I have read a lot of books about prosody but this is the one you want if you are interested in a full description of what a poem requires. By that I mean the full soundscape of this particular use of language and aesthetics. Karl Shapiro is the other author and contributed mightily but know this: there isn't any better introduction to the craft that fully rates the different contributions of sound and color and image than this. It is also beautifully written which is not necessarily what one can expect in a book on poetry. I will be using this as a handbook, wearing its pages well… (mere)
Hebephrene | Jan 4, 2017 |
Possibly the best collection of modern poetry in the English language.
PendleHillLibrary | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2016 |


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