The Selected Levis by Larry Levis

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  • Title: The Selected Levis
  • Author: Larry Levis
  • Category: Poetry
  • Date: January 2003
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 822991063

 

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Edited and with an Afterword by David St. John When Larry Levis died out of the blue in 1996, Philip Levine wrote that he had years earlier acknowledged Levis as “probably the most gifted and decided younger poet I’ve ever had the nice fortune to have in one in every of my courses. . . . His early demise is a staggering loss for our poetry, however what he left is a serious achievement that can enrich our lives.” Each of his books was revealed to vast essential acclaim, and David St. John has collected collectively the very best of his work from his first 5 books: Wrecking Crew (1972), Afterlife (1976), The Dollmaker’s Ghost (1981), Winter Stars (1985) and The Widening Spell of the Leaves (1991). “It isn’t an exaggeration to say that the demise of Larry Levis in 1996—of a coronary heart assault at 49—despatched a shock wave by means of the ranks of American poetry. Not solely was Levis a superb good friend to many poets (not merely of his personal technology however of many poets older and youthful as properly), his poetry had turn out to be a type of touchstone for many people, a supply of particular inspiration and awe. With Larry Levis’ demise got here the sense that an American unique had been misplaced. . . . It is in no way paradoxical that he noticed each probably the most intimate expressions of poetry and the grandest gestures of artwork, of language, as constituting particular person acts of braveness. One can solely hope that, like such braveness, Larry Levis’s exceptional poems will proceed to stay far into our literature.”—from the Afterword, by David St. John much less University of Pittsburgh Press ; January 2003 224 pages;

 

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