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Category: Literary Essays|
The author of the book: Adam Kirsch
Edition: WW Norton & Co
Date of issue: 15 Feb 2008
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 652 KB
City - Country: New York, United States
Full description of the book The Modern Element : Essays on Contemporary Poetry:Over the last ten years, through essays in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and other magazines, Adam Kirsch-"one of the most promising young poet-critics in America" (Los Angeles Times)-has established himself among the most controversial and fearless critics writing today. Sure to cause heated debate, this collection of essays surveys the world of contemporary poetry with boldness and insight, whether Kirsch is scrutinizing the reputation of popular poets such as Billy Collins and Sharon Olds or admiring the achievement of writers as different as Derek Walcott, Czeslaw Milosz, and Frederick Seidel. For readers who want PDF an introduction to the complex world of contemporary American poetry, from major figures like Jorie Graham to the most promising poets of the younger generation, Kirsch offers close readings and bold judgments. For readers who already know that world, The Modern Element will offer a surprising and thought-provoking new perspective.
About the author Adam KirschAdam Kirsch is a poet, literary critic, and the director of the master's program in Jewish studies at Columbia University. He is a also columnist for Tablet and a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker. He lives in New York.
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