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The Poems of Charles Reznikoff 1918-1975 - Charles Reznikoff

The Poems of Charles Reznikoff 1918-1975

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Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976), the son of Russian garment workers, was an American original: a blood-and-bone New Yorker, a collector of images and stories who walked the city from the Bronx to the Battery and breathed the soul of the Jewish immigrant experience into a lifetime of poetry. He wrote narrative poems based on Old Testament sources. Above all, he wrote spare, intensely visual, epigrammatic poems, a kind of urban haiku. The language of these short poems is as plain as bread and salt, their imagery as crisp and unambiguous as a Charles Sheeler photograph. But their meaning is only hinted at: it is there in the selection of details, and in the music of the verse.

Forewordp. XIII
Rhythms (1918)p. 3
Rhythms II (1919)p. 11
Poems (1920)p. 19
A Fourth Group of Verse (1921)p. 29
A Fifth Group of Verse (1927)p. 53
Israel (1929)p. 63
King David (1929)p. 77
Jerusalem the Golden (1934)p. 93
In Memoriam: 1933 (1934)p. 119
Separate Way (1936)p. 153
Going To and Fro and Walking Up and Down (1941)p. 175
Inscriptions: 1944-1956 (1959)p. 217
By the Well of Living and Seeing (1969)p. 249
The Fifth Book of the Maccabees (1969)p. 339
Jews in Babylonia (1969)p. 349
Last Poems (1977)p. 359
Obiter Dictap. 371
Chronologyp. 381
Notesp. 393
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 435
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ISBN: 9781574232035
ISBN-10: 1574232037
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 445
Published: 30th November 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Type: Annotated

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