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American Women Poets (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) - download pdf or read online

By Harold Bloom

ISBN-10: 1438138288

ISBN-13: 9781438138282

ISBN-10: 1604139919

ISBN-13: 9781604139914

- Brings jointly the easiest feedback at the most generally learn poets, novelists, and playwrights - provides complicated severe pictures of the main influential writers within the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to modern writers - Introductory essay by means of Harold Bloom

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The poem is voiced indirectly through Schad the (white) painter. At first he thinks that his own scrupulous and dispassionate eye is “merciless” as it sees and reproduces, in unadorned and unconcealed directness, the two figures—one medically, the other socially, marginal—set aside as freaks by his society. ” It is the exaction of his medium, the stylized accuracy demanded by the portrait-genre, that guarantees the mercilessness of his work. But at the close, as Schad comes to a final decision about the composition of the two figures, he changes his mind yet again: 50 Helen Vendler Agosta in classical drapery, then and Rasha at his feet.

GC) Why does he have blood on him? Why is his ringing so persistent? Olds is not forthcoming with an explanation in this or other poems that appear to refer to the same incident. Consider the opening lines to “History: 13” (the number referring to the speaker’s age at the time of the unsettling event): Sharon Olds’s Poems of a Father–Daughter Relationship 27 When I found my father that night, the blood smeared on his head and face, I did not know who had done it. I had loved his body whole, his head, his face, untouched, and now he floated on the couch, his arms up, like Mussolini hanging upside down in the air, his head dangling where they could reach him with boards and their fingernails, those who had lived under his tyranny.

Her father was a research chemist for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and she first began to learn German at school in early adolescence, because she had been frustrated by the presence of her father’s reference texts in German—the only books in the house she could not read. A. at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is now Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is married to a German novelist whom she met at Iowa, and has a daughter. During the 1980s, she published four books of poetry: in 1980, The Yellow House on the Corner ; in 1983, Museum; in 1986, Thomas and Beulah (a sequence about grandparents’ lives, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize); and in 1989, Grace Notes.

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