Our Savage Art: Poetry and the Civil Tongue (Hardcover)


William Logan


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Our Savage Art: Poetry and the Civil Tongue Book Description

The most notorious poet-critic of his generation, William Logan has defined our view of poets good and bad, interesting and banal, for over three decades. Featured in the "New York Times Book Review," the "Times Literary Supplement," and the "New Criterion," among other journals, Logan's eloquent, passionate prose never fails to provoke readers and poets, reminding us of the value and vitality of the critic's savage art.

Like "The Undiscovered Country: Poetry in the Age of Tin," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, "Our Savage Art" features the corrosive wit and substantial critiques that are the trademarks of Logan's style. Opening with a defense of the critical eye, this collection features essays on Robert Lowell's correspondence, Elizabeth Bishop's unfinished poems, the inflated reputation of Hart Crane, the loss of the New Critics, and a damning& mdash;and already highly controversial& mdash;indictment of an edition of Robert Frost's notebooks. Logan also includes essays on Derek Walcott and Geoffrey Hill, two crucial figures in the divided world of contemporary poetry, and an attempt to rescue the reputation of the nineteenth-century poet John Townsend Trowbridge. Short reviews consider John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Louise GlA1/4ck, Jorie Graham, Robert Hass, Seamus Heaney, and dozens of others. Despite being known as a cobra with manners, Logan is a fervent advocate for poetry, and his keen eye and sharp pen raise the standard for what the critic can do.

About the Author :

William Logan has contributed to Our Savage Art: Poetry and the Civil Tongue as an author. William Logan is professor of English at the University of Florida. He is the author of three works of criticism and seven books of poetry.

Book Details

Title: Our Savage Art: Poetry and the Civil Tongue
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: William Logan
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English




No. of Pages: 336
Publish Date: 2009-03-31
Binding: Hardcover
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