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Author Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, author.

Title New collected poems / Marianne Moore ; edited by Heather Cass White.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    811.54 MOO    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description xxvi, 453 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The poems -- Observations (1924) -- To an intra-mural rat -- Reticence and volubility -- To a chameleon -- A talisman -- To a prize bird -- Injudicious gardening -- Fear is hope -- To a strategist -- Is your town Nineveh? -- A fool, a foul thing, a distressful lunatic -- To military progress -- An Egyptian pulled glass bottle in the shape of a fish -- To a steam roller -- Diligence is to magic as progress is to flight -- To a snail -- "The bricks are fallen down, we will build with hewn stones. The sycamores are cut down, we will change to cedars." -- George Moore -- "Nothing will cure the sick lion but to eat an ape" -- To the peacock of France -- In this age of hard trying, nonchalance is good and -- To statecraft embalmed -- The monkey puzzler -- Poetry -- The past is the present -- Pedantic literalist -- "He wrote the history book" -- Critics and connoisseurs -- To be liked by you would be a calamity -- Like a bulrush -- Sojourn in the whale -- My apish cousins -- Roses only -- Reinforcements -- The fish -- Black earth -- Radical -- In the days of prismatic color -- Peter -- Dock rats -- Picking and choosing -- England -- When I buy pictures -- A grave -- Those various scalpels -- The labors of Hercules -- New York -- People's surroundings -- Snakes, mongooses, snake-charmers, and the like -- Bowls -- Novices -- Marriage -- Silence -- An octopus -- Sea unicorns and land unicorns -- Index -- Poems 1932-1936 -- Part of a novel, part of a poem, part of a play -- The steeple-jack -- The student -- The hero -- No swan so fine -- The jerboa -- Camellia Sabina -- The plumet basilisk -- The frigate pelican -- The buffalo -- Nine nectarines and other porcelain -- Pigeons -- See in the midst of fair leaves -- Walking-sticks and paperweights and watermarks -- The pangolin and other verse (1936) -- The Old Dominion -- Virginia Britannia -- Bird-witted -- Half deity -- Smooth gnarled crape myrtle -- The pangolin -- from What are years (1941) -- What are years? -- Rigorists -- Light is speech -- He "digesteth harde yron" -- Spenser's Ireland -- Four quartz crystal clocks -- The paper nautilus -- Nevertheless (1944) -- Nevertheless -- The wood-weasel -- Elephants -- A carriage from Sweden -- The mind is an enchanting thing -- In distrust of merits -- Poems 1944-1951 -- "Keeping their world large" -- His shield -- Propriety -- Voracities and verities sometimes are interacting -- A face -- By disposition of angels -- Efforts of affection -- The icosasphere -- Pretiolae -- Armor's undermining modesty -- Quoting an also private thought -- We call them the brave -- Like a bulwark (1956) -- Bulwarked against fate -- Apparition of splendor -- Then the ermine: -- Tom Fool at Jamaica -- The web one weaves of Italy -- The staff of Aesculapius -- The sycamore -- Rosemary -- Style -- Logic and "The magic flute" -- Blessed is the man -- from O to be a dragon (1959) -- O to be a dragon -- I may, I might, I must -- A jellyfish -- Values in use -- Hometown piece for Messrs. Alston and Reese -- Enough : Jamestown, 1607-1957 -- Melchior Vulpius -- No better than "a withered daffodil" -- In the public garden -- The Arctic Ox (or goat) -- Saint Nicholas, -- For February 14th -- Combat cultural -- Leonardo da Vinci's -- from The arctic ox -- Blue bug -- To Victor Hugo of my crow Pluto -- Baseball and writing -- To a giraffe -- Arthur Mitchell -- Tell me, tell me -- Rescue with Yul Brynner -- Carnegie Hall : rescued -- An expedient--Leonardo da Vinci's--and a query -- from Tell me, tell me (1966) -- Granite and steel -- In lieu of the lyre -- The mind, intractable thing -- Dream -- Old amusement park -- W. S. Landor -- Charity overcoming envy -- Saint Valentine, -- Poems 1963-1970 -- I've been thinking . . .
(Con't) Love in America? -- Tippoo's tiger -- The Camperdown elm -- Mercifully, -- "Like a wave at the curl" -- Enough -- The magician's retreat -- Appendix : Poems 1915-1918 -- To a man working his way through the crowd -- To the soul of "progress" -- That harp you play so well -- Counseil to a bacheler -- Appellate jurisdiction -- To William Butler Yeats on Tagore -- To a friend in the making -- Blake -- Diogenes -- Feed me, also, river god -- He made this screen -- Holes bored in a workbag by the scissors -- Apropos of mice -- The just man and -- In "Designing a cloak to cloak his designs," you Wrested from oblivion, a Coat of immortality for your own use. -- The past is the present -- You say you said -- Old tiger.
Summary At long last, the landmark achievement of Mariaane Moore, one of the major inventors of poetic modernism, is presented entire, in a fully annotated and comprehensive edition - a task that has proved difficult. Until now, there has been no good vantage point from which to see the body of her remarkable work as a whole. New Collected Poems affirms Moore's central presence in the pantheon of American letters. Throughout her life Moore arranged and rearranged, visited and revisited, a large majorityof her existing poetry, interspersing new work among old and continually revising ever her best-known poems. As a result, sorting out the complex textual history that Moore left behind is a pressing task if we mean to represent the complete picture of her as a poet. New Collected Poems undertakes that work, in the process providing a newly accurate portrait of Moore's skillful and singular voice, and of the modernist culture she helped create. William Carlos Williams, remarking on the impeccable precision of her poems, found in them "the aesthetic pleasure engendered when pure craftsmanship joins hard surfaces skillfully." It is only in New Collected Poems that we can read Moore's poems as Williams and many other illustrious admirers knew them. Edited by Heather Cass White, one of the foremost scholars of Moore's work, this new edition at last allows readers to experience the full force of these dazzling works as the author originally made them. -- from dust jacket.
Subject American poetry -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Added Author White, Heather Cass, editor.
Added Title Poems. Selections
ISBN 9780374221041 (hardcover)
0374221049 (hardcover)
9780374716059 (ebook)
Standard No. 99974549596

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