The H.D. Book

The H.D. Book

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This magisterial work, long awaited and long the subject of passionate speculation, is an unprecedented exploration of modern poetry and poetics by one of Americaa€™s most acclaimed and influential postwar poets. What began in 1959 as a simple homage to the modernist poet H.D. developed into an expansive and unique quest to arrive at a poetics that would fuel Duncana€™s great work in the 1970s. A meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the work of H.D., Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, and many others, Duncana€™s wide-ranging book is especially notable for its illumination of the role women played in creation of literary modernism. Until now, The H.D. Book existed only in mostly out-of-print little magazines in which its chapters first appeared. Now, for the first time published in its entirety, as its author intended, this monumental worka€”at once an encyclopedia of modernism, a reinterpretation of its key players and texts, and a record of Duncana€™s quest toward a new poeticsa€”is at last complete and available to a wide audience.In the upper right hand corner is the identifier, a€œII-5-1a€ (for Book 2, Chapter 5, page 1) with subsequent page numbers following after that. At a€œII-5-16a€ Duncan begins using a new typewriter, double-spaced in a new typeface. ... the typewriter and typesetting paper and in the style of the first five chapters of Book 1 that Duncan did for Black Sparrow. ... Manuscripts B, C, and D all revise the opening paragraph, reducing it from 110 words as it appeared in Stony Brook, to 27 (B), 28 (C)anbsp;...


Title:The H.D. Book
Author: Robert Duncan
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2011-01-05
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