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How to Read a Poem - (Harvest Book) by Edward Hirsch (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 384

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: Poetry

Series Title: Harvest Book

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Edward Hirsch

Language: English

Street Date: April 1, 2000
TCIN: 54272244
UPC: 9780156005661
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-1221
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



One of America's brightest stars in the field explains the meaning of poetry in everyday life, shows how to read it, and tells readers why poetry is important.



Book Synopsis



How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference. In a marvelous reading of verse from around the world, including work by Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath, among many others, Hirsch discovers the true meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives.



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A lovely book, full of joy and wisdom.-The Baltimore Sun
Hirsch's contribution is significant, [grounded] in the obvious pleasure he has experienced through words. . . . Who could resist the wiles of this poetry-broker-a writer rapidly becoming the baby boomers' preeminent man of letters?-Detroit Free Press
Laudable . . . The answer Hirsch gives to the question of how to read a poem is: Ecstatically.-The Boston Book Review

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