Irving Layton & Robert Creeley

Irving Layton & Robert Creeley

The Complete Correspondence, 1953-1978

eBook - 1990
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The correspondence includes heated and lively debates over the work of poets such as Robert Graves, Louis Dudek, and Charles Olson; anecdotes from the personal lives of Creeley and Layton at crucial stages in both their careers; and glimpses of a time of change when the Black Mountain and other postmodernist movements were beginning. Admirers of Creeley and Layton will find this book of special interest, as will students of literature and scholars of modern poetry.


McGill Queens Univ Pr
The events covered by the letters collected here start with Robert Creeley's discovery of Irving Layton and focus on the turbulent circumstances surrounding the publication (by Creeley's Divers Press in Majorca) of In the Midst of My Fever, Layton's first book of poems not published at his own expense and the one that established him as a major poet. Irving Layton and Robert Creeley also recounts the cementing of avant-garde contacts between Canada and the United States through magazines such as Origin, Contact, and CIV/n.
The correspondence includes heated and lively debates over the work of poets such as Robert Graves, Louis Dudek, and Charles Olson; anecdotes from the personal lives of Creeley and Layton at crucial stages in both their careers; and glimpses of a time of change when the Black Mountain and other postmodernist movements were beginning. Admirers of Creeley and Layton will find this book of special interest, as will students of literature and scholars of modern poetry.

The events covered by the letters collected here start with Robert Creeley's discovery of Irving Layton and focus on the turbulent circumstances surrounding the publication (by Creeley's Divers Press in Majorca) of In the Midst of My Fever, Layton's first book of poems not published at his own expense and the one that established him as a major poet. Irving Layton and Robert Creeley also recounts the cementing of avant-garde contacts between Canada and the United States through magazines such as Origin, Contact, and CIV/n.

The correspondence includes heated and lively debates over the work of poets such as Robert Graves, Louis Dudek, and Charles Olson; anecdotes from the personal lives of Creeley and Layton at crucial stages in both their careers; and glimpses of a time of change when the Black Mountain and other postmodernist movements were beginning.Admirers of Creeley and Layton will find this book of special interest, as will students of literature and scholars of modern poetry.

Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă1990
ISBN: 9780773561717
0773561714
9780773506572
0773506578
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxii, 312 pages, [30] pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits

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