The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky

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Counterpoint Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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The Poem of a Life is the first critical biography of Louis Zukofsky, a fascinating and crucially important American modernist poet. It details the curve of his career, from the early Waste Land-parody "Poem beginning 'The'" (1926) to the dense and tantal
  

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Contents

Introduction 3
3
19041920 11
11
19201924 24
24
Phases of History 37
37
19241928 48
48
19281930 68
68
Chapter FiveA1 through A7 79
79
Time 96
96
19581960 282
282
The Evidence of the Eyes 299
299
19611963 313
313
Contingencies and Sequences 335
335
19641966 352
352
The Literal Meaning 368
368
Chapter NineteenA13 through A20 380
380
19661969 397
397

19301931 103
103
19321933 120
120
19341935 136
136
19361940 156
156
Chapter TenA8 and First Half of A9 175
175
Interchapter Numbers and Horses 190
190
19401945 199
199
19461951 217
217
Chapter ThirteenA9 second half through A12 238
238
Geometry and Freedom 253
253
19521957 262
262
Interchapter Quotation 416
416
19701978 426
426
Chapter Twentytwo A21 through A24 442
442
90 Trees 451
451
19781980 460
460
Acknowledgments 469
469
Zukofsky Reisman Niedecker 473
473
Notes 477
477
Index 557
557
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About the author (2007)

In addition to The Wesleyan Centennial Edition of the Complete Critical Writings, LOUIS ZUKOFSKY's many books include "A," The Complete Short Poetry, and The Collected Fiction. MARK SCROGGINS is author of Louis Zukofsky and the Poetry of Knowledge (1998). CHARLES BERNSTEIN is Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo.

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