Break, Blow, Burn
Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems
ISBN10: 0375725393 ISBN13: 9780375725395 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jan 24 2006 Pages: 242 Weight: 0.62lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
America's most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition--and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut--and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers--and continues to create generations of new ones.