This formidable anthology includes writing from 36 Native American poets: Frank Prewett, Louis (Little Coon) Oliver, George Clutesi, Mary Tallmountain, Nora Dauenhauer, Maurice Kenny, Carter Revard, Jim Barnes, James Welch, Ray A. Young Bear, N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Paula Gunn Allen, Steve Crow, Joy Harjo, Gladys Cardiff, Gerald Vizenor, Peter Blue Cloud, Duane Niatum, Jimmie Durham, Simon J. Ortiz, Emma Lee Warrior, Lance Henson, Barney Bush, Gail Tremblay, William Oandasan, Roberta Hill Whiteman, Wendy Rose, Earle Thompson, Daniel David Moses, Anita Endrezze, Nia Francisco, Robert H. Davis, A. Sadongei, and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. Biographical information is provided on each of the poets.
The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two.
THE VENETIAN VESPERS (1979)
"In its clear-eyed mercy toward human weakness, Anthony Hecht's poetry goes from strength to strength. The Venetian Vespers is at once an intense corroboration and an ample extension of his subtle, supple talents. Nothing humane is alien to him... There is a handful of short poems that are fostered alike by beauty and fear. But it is the four long poems that confirm Hecht as a poet of the widest apprehensions and comprehension, and this without the gigantism that so haunts American poetic ambition."
--Christopher Ricks, The New York Times Book Review
"The high artistry of Anthony Hecht has been to nurture his own gift, and to work at it with the deliberateness and steadiness that it deserved from him... Emotional intensity and formal power were combined in Hecht from his beginnings... The thirty poems in Millions of Strange Shadows are all fully written, but several truly are the best he has published and are very likely to endure. The very best is 'Green: An Epistle, ' which is a lesson in profound, controlled subjectivity and self-revelation, an exact antithesis to the opaque squalors of 'confessional' poets. Almost equally remarkable is 'Coming Home, ' in which the poet John Clare receives a deeper interpretation than any critic has afforded him..."
--Harold Bloom, The New Republic
THE HARD HOURS (1968)
"Anthony Hecht's first volume of poems, A Summoning of Stones, established him as one of the most accomplished of his extremely accomplished generation. His work was remarkable enough for its classical poise and elegance, but it also had a weight which set it apart. Since then his poetry has come clear in a direction nobody could have predicted...He did the most difficult thing of all: this most fastidious and elegant of poets shed every artifice and began to write with absolute raw simplicity and directness. Only a poet with an immense burden of something to say ever dreams of taking this course, and only an inspired artist can bring it off. The result here has been some of the most powerful and unforgettable poems at present being written in America,"
This omnibus collection includes all of the author's early poetry as well as the Four Quartets, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and the plays Murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, and The Cocktail Party.
"The great California novel been written, in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy."--Gore VidalOne of the most highly regarded novels of 1986, Vikram Seth's story in verse made him a literary household name in both the United States and India. John Brown, a successful yuppie living in 1980s San Francisco meets a romantic interest in Liz, after placing a personal ad in the newspaper. From this interaction, John meets a variety of characters, each with their own values and ideas of "self-actualization." However, Liz begins to fall in love with John's best friend, and John realizes his journey of self-discovery has only just begun. "A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."--The New York Times "Seth pulls off his feat with spirit, grace and great energy."--The New Yorker "A marvelous work . . . bold and splendid . . . Locate this book and allow yourself to become caught up, like a kite, in the lifting effects of Seth's sonnets."--Washington Post Book World