The Carnivore

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University of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 1965 - 58 pages
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Directly or obliquely, while reading Gibbon or shopping for toys at F. A. O. Schwarz, Slavitt addresses, invokes, or simply enjoys the civilization that has been the poet's true subject from the time of the wandering bards. Upon the foundation of technical mastery, he has begun to build an "oeuvre," to assert himself, and, with insouciance and gaiety, to grow into his majority.
Originally published in 1965.
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Originally from White Plains, New York, David R. Slavitt is a poet, novelist, critic, and translator who has authored over 100 literary works. Receiving his education from Andover, Yale, and Columbia, he is coeditor of the Johns Hopkins Complete Roman Drama in Translations series and the Penn Greek Drama Series. His honors include a Pennsylvania Council on Arts award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in translation, an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Rockefeller Foundation Artist's Residence. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Bennington, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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