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5 edition of poetry of Thom Gunn found in the catalog.

poetry of Thom Gunn

Stefania Michelucci

poetry of Thom Gunn

a critical study

by Stefania Michelucci

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gunn, Thom -- Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementStefania Michelucci ; translated by Jill Franks ; foreword by Clive Wilmer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6013.U65 Z7513 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16945858M
    ISBN 109780786436873
    LC Control Number2008028812

    Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (–) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, Gunn demonstrated that formal poetry could successfully include new speech rhythms and open forms and that experimental styles could still maintain technical and intellectual rigor. Along the way. Now as I watch the progress of the plague,The friends surrounding me fall sick, grow thin,And drop away. Bared, is my shape less vague—Sharply exposed and with a sculpted skin?I do not like the statue's chill contour,Not nowadays.

    A positive rating based on 8 book reviews for New Selected Poems by Thom Gunn, Ed. Clive Wilmer Gunn’s poetry, like his life, is a story of inclusions and enlargements – of excess but also of order. Read Full Review >> Positive Raúl Niño, Booklist. Get This . Thom Gunn has been described as 'one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century' (TLS).This Selected Poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn's inimitable career. 'The poetry of Thom Gunn was much admired in his lifetime, and at the same time often misunderstood /5(5).

    “[Gunn] has always been elusive, hard to place both as to nationality and as to poetic affiliation. His Collected Poems are sane, accessible, impressive in their versification and command of language--testaments to intelligence, warmth, and integrity.” —Richard Tillinghast, The New York Times Book Review “[Gunn is] an exceptional and fascinating poet with a formal range to rival Auden Author: Thom Gunn. Tamer And Hawk poem by Thom Gunn. I thought I was so toughBut gentled at your handsCannot be quick enough. Page4/5.


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Thom Gunn was born in Kent, England to parents who were both journalists. Gunn’s early life was peripatetic; after his parents’ divorce, he traveled with his father to various assignments and attended a number of different schools. His mother committed suicide when Gunn was fifteen. In an interview with the Paris Review Gunn spoke about the effect of his mother’s death: “I was.

Thom Gunn was born in Kent, England to parents who poetry of Thom Gunn book both journalists. Gunn’s early life was peripatetic; after his parents’ divorce, he traveled with his father to various assignments and attended a number of different schools.

Thom Gunn () is a poet whose work thrives on contrast and contradiction: English tradition and American idiom; strict form and free verse; intellectual discipline and physical hedonism are all held in balance in his risk-taking poetry.

Gunn was born. The program was an immediate success, and Kray now endeavored to use the book recommendations of the era’s greatest poets as the backbone of a reading list for a city-wide, and eventually nation-wide, reading program.

Letter from Elizabeth Kray to Thom Gunn, Forty-year-old Gunn complied gladly, if. Thom Gunn seems to have embodied the counter-culture movement, and throughout his work, a central theme of defiance to the limitations of a label or a single identity is acutely present whether it’s his resistance to British ancestry or American citizenship, modern or traditional approach to poetry, meter or free verse, or even his sexuality/5(11).

Thom Gunn has been described as ‘one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century’ (TLS).This Selected Poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn’s inimitable career.

‘The poetry of Thom Gunn was much admired in his lifetime, and at the same time often /5(5). The author of many collections of poetry, Thom Gunn's The Man with Night Sweats is a collection of poetry memorializing his friends and loved ones who had fallen victim to AIDS.

- The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Thom Gunn (29 August 25 April ), born Thomson William Gunn, was an Anglo-American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style/5(12).

Born in England, Thom Gunn moved to San Francisco in and embraced American culture. Often using traditional forms, Gunn addressed daring contemporary issues from drugs to homosexuality to the AIDS crisis in the s, when he watched many of his friends die.

Author of over 30 books of poetry, his volume, The Man With Night Sweats, won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Thom Gunn (29 August 25 April ), born Thomson William Gunn, was an Anglo-American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style/5.

Starting with theoretical premises drawn from philosophy, anthropology, and sociology, this work examines Thom Gunn’s entire poetic career. In Gunn’s early poetry, the author argues, the predominant theme is the desire for freedom from the painful prison of the intellect and from the masks that the individual feels compelled to wear even in.

The author of many collections of poetry, Thom Gunn's The Man with Night Sweats is a collection of poetry memorializing his friends and loved ones who had fallen victim to AIDS.

The new selected edition of Thom Gunn’s poetry reveals a writer as good as Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney Patrick McGuinness Fri 10 Nov EST Author: Patrick Mcguinness. Thom Gunn poems, quotations and biography on Thom Gunn poet page. Read all poems of Thom Gunn and infos about Thom Gunn.

an Anglo-American poet who was praised both for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style. In his [Collected Poems] Thom Gunn has assembled all the work he considers worthy from throughout his remarkable career.

Gunn's first book, Fighting Terms (), was quickly identified in The Cambridge Review as "one of the few volumes of post-war verse that all serious readers of poetry need to possess and study", and in the four decades since, he has come to be recognized as one of the /5(7).

Nevertheless, he is much anthologized and has been the recipient of several literary prizes, the most recent being, in Britain, the first Forward Prize for Poetry () and, in the U.S., a fellowship or “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation (). There has always been a. Thom Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though there's nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia-toned about his poetry.

His method was dispassionate and rigorous, uniquely well suited for making a poetic record of the tumultuous time in which he lived.

Gunn's dozens of brilliantly realized Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Thom Gunn has been described as 'one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century' (Times Literary Supplement).This New Selected Poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn’s inimitable career.3/4(8).

Thom Gunn has been described as ‘one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century’ (TLS).This Selected Poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn’s inimitable career.

‘The poetry of Thom Gunn was much admired in his lifetime, and at the same time often Pages: Thom Gunn; Edited by Clive Wilmer.

Thom Gunn (–) was educated at Cambridge University and had his first collection of poems, Fighting Terms, published while still an moved to northern California in and taught in American universities until his death.

His last collection was Boss Cupid (FSG, ). Clive Wilmer is a poet and translator. Each of the two poetry awards is for books published in the preceding year in the United States or Canada (i.e., the award below honored books published in ).

The Thom Gunn Award honors Thom Gunn (–), who was the author of The Man with Night Sweats () and many other acclaimed volumes. Gunn, who was born in Kent, England.Thom Gunn (). Courtesy Global Literature. Thomson William Gunn (29 August - 25 April ) was an Anglo-American poet, praised both for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America.

Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (–) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, Gunn demonstrated that formal poetry could successfully include new speech rhythms and open forms and that experimental styles could still.