Selected Poems (1938-1958): Summer Knowledge

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New Directions Publishing, 1967 - American poetry - 240 pages
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John Berryman described Schwartz as 'the most underrated poet of the twentieth century', and this selection is testament to his claim. Impossible to do it justice in a short review, but the poems are ... Read full review

Contents

In the Naked Bed in Platos Cave
25
Far Rockaway
34
Concerning the Synthetic Unity of Apperception
40
A Young Child and His Pregnant Mother
43
Faust in Old Age
49
For the One Who Would Not Take His Life in His Hands
55
Dogs Are Shakespearean Children Are Strangers
68
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
74
At a Solemn Musick
147
The Fulfillment
150
Summer Knowledge
157
The TrueBlue American
163
The Kingdom of Poetry
171
Sterne
180
The Kingdom of Poetry
187
The World Was Warm and White When I Was Born
199

O Me Make You a Sword of Me
81
Narcissus
88
Pleasure
92
Justice
103
There Was a City
116
Choose
123
He Is a Person
131
All of the Fruits Had Fallen
205
Waken to a Calling
211
During Decembers Death
217
Cupids Chant
223
Abraham
230
Lincoln
236
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