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Ten windows : how great poems transform the world

Title
Ten windows : how great poems transform the world / Jane Hirshfield.
Author
Hirshfield, Jane, 1953-
Publication
  • New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
  • ©2015

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Description
viii, 309 pages : illustrations; 20 cm
Uniform Title
Essays. Selections
Alternative Title
  • Essays.
  • 10 windows
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Essays.
  • Poetry.
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book."--Title page verso.
  • First published in hardcover in 2015.
Contents
Preface -- Kingfishers catching fire: looking with poetry's eyes -- Language wakes up in the morning: on poetry's speaking -- Seeing through words: an introduction to Bashō, Haiku, and the suppleness of image -- Thoreau's hound: poetry and the hidden -- Uncarryable remainders: poetry and uncertainty -- Close reading: windows -- Poetry and the constellation of surprise -- What is American in modern American poetry: a brief primer with poems -- Poetry, transformation, and the column of tears -- Strange reaches, impossibility, and big hidden drawers: poetry and paradox -- Acknowledgments.
Call Number
JFC 18-478
ISBN
  • 9780345806840
  • 0345806840
OCLC
950635295
Author
Hirshfield, Jane, 1953- author.
Title
Ten windows : how great poems transform the world / Jane Hirshfield.
Publisher
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Copyright Date
©2015
Edition
First paperback edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and popular essayist. "Poetry," Jane Hirshfield has said, "is language that foments revolutions of being." In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds some of the ways this is done--by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise; by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives; by language's own acts of discovery; by the powers of image, statement, music, and feeling to enlarge in every direction. Closely reading poems by Dickinson, Bashō, Szymborska, Cavafy, Heaney, Bishop, and Komunyakaa, among others, Hirshfield reveals how poetry's world-making takes place: word by charged word. By expanding what is imaginable and sayable, Hirshfield proposes, poems expand what is possible. Ten Windows restores us at every turn to a more precise, sensuous, and deepened experience of our shared humanity and of the seemingly limitless means by which that knowledge is both summoned and forged. -- Provided by publisher.
Added Title
10 windows
Research Call Number
JFC 18-478
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