Proofs and Theories. Essays on Poetry
ISBN: 0880013699
EAN13: 9780880013697
Language: English
Publication Date: August 21, 1994
Pages: 134
Dimensions: 0.80" H x 9.50" L x 6.30" W
Weight: 0.70 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Proofs and Theories. Essays on Poetry

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Book Overview
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Proofs and Theories , winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Non-Fiction, is an illuminating collection of essays by Louise Gl ck, one of this country's most brilliant poets. Like her poems, the prose of Gl ck, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1993 for The Wild Iris , is compressed, fastidious, fierce, alert, and absolutely unconsoled. The force of her thought is evident everywhere in these essays, from her explorations of other poets' work to her skeptical contemplation of current literary critical notions such as sincerity and courage. Here also are Gl ck's revealing reflections on her own education and life as a poet, and a tribute to her teacher and mentor, Stanley Kunitz. Proofs and Theories is not a casual collection. It is the testament of a major poet.