Hilda Doolittle (Author) Louis L. Martz (Editor)
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DescriptionSelected Poems, the first selection to encompass the rich diversity of Hilda Doolittle's poetry, is both confirmation and celebration of her long-overdue inclusion in the modernist canon. With both the general reader and the student in mind, editor Louis L. Martz of Yale University (who also edited H.D.'s Collected Poems 1912-1944) has provided generous examples of H.D.'s work. From her early Imagist period, through the lost poems of the thirties where H.D. discovered her unique creative voice, to the great prophetic poems of the war years combined in Trilogy, the selection triumphantly concludes with portions of the late sequences Helen in Egypt and Hermetic Definition which focus on rebirth, reconciliation, and the reunion of the divided self.
New Directions Publishing Corporation
September 01, 1988
5.18 X 7.96 X 0.6 inches | 0.52 pounds
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About the Author
A feminist icon as well as a major twentieth-century poet, H. D. (the pen name of Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961) wrote several volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and was an exquisite translator of classical Greek drama.
Louis L. Martz's publications included The Paradise Within: Studies in Vaughan, Traherne, and Milton, Poet of Exile: a Study of Milton's Poetry and Many Gods and Many Voices: the Role of the Prophet in English and American Modernism. He edited H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961. Collected Poems, 1912-1944.
H.D. by the end of her career became not only the most gifted woman poet of our century, but one of the most original poets--the more I read her the more I think this--in our language.--Alicia Ostriker