[KINDLE] ↠ Free Read ☆ Selected Poems : by Thom Gunn August Kleinzahler ↠ #2020


  • Title: Selected Poems
  • Author: Thom Gunn August Kleinzahler
  • ISBN: 9780374258597
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback

  • Selected Poems By Thom Gunn August Kleinzahler Thom Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though there s nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia toned about his poetry His method was dispassionate and rigorous, uniquely well suited for making a poetic record of the tumultuous time in which he lived Gunn s dozens of brilliantly realized poems about nature, friendship, literature, sexual love, and death are set agaThom Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though there s nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia toned about his poetry His method was dispassionate and rigorous, uniquely well suited for making a poetic record of the tumultuous time in which he lived Gunn s dozens of brilliantly realized poems about nature, friendship, literature, sexual love, and death are set against the ever changing backdrop of San Francisco the druggy, politically charged sixties and the plague years of AIDS in the eighties Perhaps no contemporary poet was better equipped by temperament, circumstance, or poetic gift to engage the subjects of eros and thanatos than Thom Gunn This new Selected Poems, edited and with an introduction by the poet August Kleinzahler, supplants the 1979 Selected, presenting of the later work and providing a fuller retrospective account of the breadth and magnitude of Gunn s extraordinary achievement.
    Thom Gunn August Kleinzahler
    Thom Gunn 29 August 1929 25 April 2004 , born Thomson William Gunn, was an Anglo American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free verse style After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay related topics particularly in his most famous work, The Man With Night Sweats in 1992 as well as drug use, sex and his bohemian lifestyle He won major literary awards.

    Selected Poems By Thom Gunn August Kleinzahler

    Commentaires:

    Jenna
    I m itching to christen Thom Gunn the Poet of the Hug His poems, like hugs, are dependable and steady, marked by cool consistency and mellow humanistic sympathies He has a few poems about hugs, too most notably, the aptly titled The Hug, which wistfully describes a platonic embrace shared by two ex lovers who are now just friends There s also the stately lyric Baucis and Philemon, which contains the lines Two trunks like bodies, bodies like twined trunks, Supported by their wooden hug The famous [...]

    Will
    I turn, hardly enlightened, from the chapelTo the dim interior of the church instead,In which there kneel already several people,Mostly old women each head closetedIn tiny fists holds comfort as it can.Their poor arms are too tired for than this from In Santa Maria del Popolo

    Nancy
    Like going to a new restaurant in a new city and ordering something extravagently new to you Eating slowly, and then having coffee Thank you, Thom Gunn, for bringing that strange land of 1960s 70s San Francisco to me on my Ohio front porch August Kleinzahler talks about Gunn coming to write and of the city, but I heard him caring about what lies around it the grasses, small birds, dust, clouds, and the naked at the naked beaches.

    Yllacaspia
    This is one of my favourite books of poetry, ever Touch, the Hug, and In Trust in particular bring tears to my eyes every time.

    Karen
    Enjoyment of a specific poem is such a subjective thing I do understand the skill needed to create rhyme patterns, but to my mind, that structure can get in the way of a fuller expressive freedom and or the reader s ease of understanding Even though I quite liked a few poems from this collection, most just did not resonate, largely due to the formal rhyming structures My favorite poems the short The Night Piece, couplet rhymed Lament, autobiographical The Gas poker Gunn s mother s suicide during [...]

    Paul Wilner
    Wonderful collection piercingly acute introduction by August Kleinzahler.

    S.B. Wright
    Thom Gunn has been one of the happy discoveries wrought by my self imposed regime to read poetry and to read widely I can t remember how I stumbled across the name but I am glad that I did I am very glad to have picked up this particular Selected Poems edited by August Kleinzahler, because I think, in my limited knowledge of the poet, that Kleinzahler has done a very good job of presenting a cross section of Gunn s work I also found the introduction by Kleinzahler to be one of the best I have [...]

    Jordaan Mason
    really great introduction to this poet, spanning his entire career i found the first few poetry volume excerpts to be my least favourite he seemed to get better with age stand outs include modes of pleasure 2 , the feel of hands, touch, rites of passage, moly, phaedra in the farm house, the bed, the hug, the man with the night sweats, lament, shit an essay on rimbaud , and the dump.

    Megan
    I find it difficult to compare Pilinszky to other poets I read though several in this collection are reminiscent of Rilke.A line, from World Grown Cold, I found quite fascinating And this is how the eternally unknowablegets its homely look.As with the leaves in their withering,my decay embalms me.

    Jan magdalene
    i was surprised at how much i liked this thom gunn especially i thought was great ted hughes poems in this book are a bit of a mixed bag the first couple are great but a lot of them are super boring as well.

    Shannon
    Read 1Started on October 15, 2014Finished on October 22, 2014Just had to go ahead and finish this even though we have one week of Gunn in my class His poetry is tied with Larkin at the moment Really enjoyed this.

    Lisa
    gosh, do you ever stop reading a poem i will come back and review after i ve read through these a few dozen times.

    Rebecca
    I love Thom Gunn

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    Sarah
    The formality of his verse is pretty stunning extremely complex schemes of rhyming and meter , but aside from my admiration for his technical mastery, I m not moved by Thom Gunn s poetry so far.

    May
    you go from me in june for months on end to study equanimityamong the high trees alonei go out with a new boyfriendand stay all summer in the city wherehome mostly on my own i watch the sunflowers flare and from the hall a doorway givesa glimpse of you, writing i don t know what through winter, with head bentin the lamp s yellow spot saccharine and exactly right.

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