BeschreibungThis collection is a testament to Dante's continuing, uncanny presence in twentieth-century poetry; a presence that appears, as Robert Lowell observed, "in the way most gratifying to a poet -- in the works of his fellow poets who write long after, in other styles and other languages." The collection brings together previously published essays by some of our most renowned poets: Pound, Eliot, Yeats, Montale, Borges, Lowell, Merrill, Nemerov, Auden, and Heaney. But the editors have also commissioned new reflections on Dante by a number of others: Charles Wright, Jacqueline Osherow, J. D. McClatchy, W. S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Geoffrey Hill, Rosanna Warren, W. S. Di Piero, Daniel Halpern, Alan Williamson, Mark Doty, C. K. Williams, Mary Campbell, and Edward Hirsch. These poets approach Dante as both model and foil, in fresh responses to his legacy that are contentious as well as admiring. Together they attest to what Mandelstam called Dante's "inexhaustible contemporaneity."
Untertitel: Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten