The Hunter Gracchus: And Other Papers on Literature and Art

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Counterpoint, 1997 - Art - 339 pages
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Open the pages of The Hunter Gracchus and step into the remarkable mind of Guy Davenport, one of this country's most provocative writers. Moving effortlessly from snake handling to Wallace Stevens, these essays take delight in an immense range of topics, including art and architecture, religion, and literature.

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The author of nearly 30 books of poetry, translation, commentary, and fiction (e.g., A Table of Green Fields, LJ 10/1/93), Davenport announces blithely that this collection of essays and comments "has ... Read full review

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Author, artist, literary critic and translator Guy Davenport was born on November 23, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1948 and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Literature from Merton College, Oxford University in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1961. He taught English at several universities from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He received numerous awards including the O. Henry Award for short stories, the 1981 Morton Douwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and translation awards from PEN and the Academy of American Poets. He died on January 4, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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