Leaping Poetry: An Idea with Poems and Translations

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Robert Bly
Beacon Press, 1975 - 93 pagina's
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Selections by Lorca, Vallejo, Ginsberg, Crane, Orr, and others presented together with critical commentary illustrate the author's theory concerning poetic associations

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LibraryThing Review

Gebruikersrecensie  - est-lm - LibraryThing

This book has a lot of wonderful ideas I have never though of before, or at least not in detail. How rapid and leaping associations make poems powerful. Surrealism, of course, is the embodiment of ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Leaping Poetry: An Idea With Poems and Translations

Gebruikersrecensie  - Patrick Mcgee - Goodreads

I read the 1972 version and still found most of Bly's insights helpful. His examples of leaping poets and their work did a good job of displaying his central points so the reader can latch onto them. Overall, I would recommend this book to other poets. Volledige recensie lezen

Over de auteur (1975)

Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of Tomas Transtromer. Through the Sixties Press and the Seventies Press, he introduced little-known European and South American poets to American readers. His magazines have been the center of a poetic movement involving the poets Donald Hall, Louis Simpson, and James Wright.

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