Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Celebrating Poets in their letters

Emily Dickinson Letters
Emily Dickinson Letters
By Dickinson, Emily
Editor Fragos, Emily
2011-04 - Everyman's Library
9780307597045 Check Our Catalog

A selection of the remarkable letters of Emily Dickinson in an elegant Pocket Poet edition.
The same inimitable voice and dazzling insights that make Emily Dickinson's poems immortal can be found in the whimsical, humorous, and often deeply moving letters she wrote to her family and friends throughout her life. The selection of letters presented here provides a fuller picture of the eccentric recluse of legend, showing how immersed in life she was: we see her tending her garden; baking bread; marking the marriages, births, and deaths of those she loved; reaching out for intellectual companionship; and confessing her personal joys and sorrows. These letters, invaluable for the light they shed on their author, are, as well, a pure pleasure to read.

Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
By Biele, Joelle
2011-02 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374281380 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Elizabeth Bishop published the vast majority of her poems in "The New Yorker." During 40 years of correspondence, hundreds of letters passed between Bishop and her editors. This volume offers a rare glimpse into the artistic development of one of the 20th century's greatest poets. …More

Letters of Ted Hughes
Letters of Ted Hughes
By Hughes, Ted
Selected by Reid, Christopher
2008-09 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374185305 Check Our Catalog


The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 2: 1923-1925
The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 2: 1923-1925
By Eliot, T. S.
Editor Eliot, Valerie
Editor Haughton, Hugh
2011-09 - Yale University Press
9780300176865 Check Our Catalog

In two highly anticipated volumes, the correspondence of the twentieth century's eminent man of letters, from youth to early manhood …More

Letters Summer 1926
Letters Summer 1926
By Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
Joint Author Tsvetaeva, Marina
Joint Author Rilke, Rainer Maria
2001-10 - New York Review of Books
9780940322714 Check Our Catalog

Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M. Azadovsky
The summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the three poets whose correspondence is collected in this moving volume. Marina Tsvetayeva was living in exile in France and struggling to get by. Boris Pasternak was in Moscow, trying to come to terms with the new Bolshevik regime. Rainer Maria Rilke, in Switzerland, was dying. Though hardly known to each other, they began to correspond, exchanging a series of searching letters in which every aspect of life and work is discussed with extraordinary intensity and passion. "Letters: Summer 1926" takes the reader into the hearts and minds of three of the twentieth century's greatest poets at a moment of maximum emotional and creative pressure.

Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters
Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters
By Kerouac, Jack
Author Ginsberg, Allen
Editor Morgan, Bill
2011-06 - Penguin Books
9780143119548 Check Our Catalog

"[An] essential Beat masterpiece." --"The Village Voice."
Perhaps one of the last great dual correspondences of the twentieth century, "Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters" reveals not only the process of creation of the two most celebrated members of the Beat Generation, but also the unfolding of a remarkable friendship of immense pathos and spiritual depth. Through this exhilarating exchange of letters, two-thirds of which have never been published before, Kerouac and Ginsberg emerge first and foremost as writers of artistic passion, innovation, and genius. Vivid and enthralling, the letters, which date from their first meeting in 1944 to Kerouac's untimely death in 1969, chronicle the endless struggle, anguish, and sacrifice involved in giving form to their literary visions.