The Resource The fading smile : poets in Boston, 1955-1960 from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, Peter Davison

The fading smile : poets in Boston, 1955-1960 from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, Peter Davison

Label
The fading smile : poets in Boston, 1955-1960 from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath
Title
The fading smile
Title remainder
poets in Boston, 1955-1960 from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath
Statement of responsibility
Peter Davison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. That was the year Peter Davison, coming to Boston as a book editor, was swept up in a world - in a tumult - of poetry. He rediscovered his father's old friend Robert Frost. He briefly squired Sylvia Plath. He came to know Robert Lowell (whose poems and private disasters dominated the period) and Adrienne Rich, Stanley Kunitz, Richard Wilbur, Anne Sexton, W.S. Merwin, and others who, closely bound together in friendship or rivalry or both, defined the shape of American poetry at mid-century. Through their eyes as well as his own, and often in their words, Davison presents a sharply fresh vision of the shift from confidence to a troubled questioning that overtook America - a transformation that was, in a sense, foreshadowed in the sensibilities, in the writings, sometimes in the lives, of some of our finest poets
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davison, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
PS255.B6
LC item number
D38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davison, Peter
  • Davison, Peter
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Frost, Robert
  • Lowell, Robert
  • American poetry
  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Friendship
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Poets, American
  • Dichters
  • Amerikaans
  • Literatur
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • Englisch
Label
The fading smile : poets in Boston, 1955-1960 from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, Peter Davison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The Vortex, April 1959 -- 1. The State of the Art in Boston, 1955 -- 2. The Narrator, 1955-1993 -- 3. Speak of the World's Own Change: Richard Wilbur, 1955-1957 -- 4. In Search of Ararat: W.S. Merwin, 1956-1959 -- 5. Country Matters: Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, Philip Booth, 1955-1960 -- 6. A New Skin: Anne Sexton, 1956-1961 -- 7. Your Day Approaches: Sylvia Plath, 1957-1959 -- 8. More Merciless to Herself Than History: Adrienne Rich, 1955-1960 -- 9. Mark Time: L.E. Sissman, 1956-1963 -- 10. Be Patient with My Wound: Stanley Kunitz, 1958-1959 -- 11. Out of Bounds: Robert Lowell, 1955-1960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780679406587
Lccn
93043945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29388261
  • (OCoLC)ocm29388261
Label
The fading smile : poets in Boston, 1955-1960 from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, Peter Davison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The Vortex, April 1959 -- 1. The State of the Art in Boston, 1955 -- 2. The Narrator, 1955-1993 -- 3. Speak of the World's Own Change: Richard Wilbur, 1955-1957 -- 4. In Search of Ararat: W.S. Merwin, 1956-1959 -- 5. Country Matters: Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, Philip Booth, 1955-1960 -- 6. A New Skin: Anne Sexton, 1956-1961 -- 7. Your Day Approaches: Sylvia Plath, 1957-1959 -- 8. More Merciless to Herself Than History: Adrienne Rich, 1955-1960 -- 9. Mark Time: L.E. Sissman, 1956-1963 -- 10. Be Patient with My Wound: Stanley Kunitz, 1958-1959 -- 11. Out of Bounds: Robert Lowell, 1955-1960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780679406587
Lccn
93043945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29388261
  • (OCoLC)ocm29388261

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