Bird in the bush: obvious essays

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New Directions, 1959 - Literary Collections - 246 pages
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Contents

Unacknowledged Legislators and Art pour Art
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Some Thoughts on Jazz as Music as Revolt
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Rimbaud as Capitalist Adventurer
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Kenneth Rexroth was born in South Bend, Indiana, and worked at a wide variety of jobs, being largely self-educated. In the late 1950s, he won a number of awards, including an Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award. He translated widely, mainly from the Japanese, and wrote a lively account of his life, An Autobiographical Novel. His work influenced many younger poets, such as Snyder, and continued in part the traditions of imagism and objectivism. A critic as well as a poet, his collections of essays include American Poetry in the Twentieth Century (1971) and Communalism: From Its Origins to the Twentieth Century (1975).

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