CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath

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CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath ↠ [Ebook] ➩ The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath Author Peter Davison – Berkingmad.co.uk This extraordinary account by a participant who knew them all offers vivid reminiscence[Ebook] The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath Author Peter Davison Berkingmad.co.uk This extraordinary account by a participant who knew them all offers vivid reminisc.

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Offers vivid reminiscences of Robert Lowell Adrienne Rich Stanley Kunitz Sylvia Plath Richard Wilbur Anne Sexton W S Merwin and many others who interacted with each other and shaped American poetry at mid century..

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The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathEnces of Robert Lowell Adrienne Rich Stanley Kunitz Sylvia Plath Richard Wilbur Anne Sexton W S Merwin and many other This extraordinary account by a participant who knew Smile Poets Kindle them all.

CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath There is than one author with this namePeter Smile Poets Kindle Ò Davison was an American poet essayist teacher lecturer editor and publisherDavison worked as an editor at the Atlantic Monthly Press and Houghton Mifflin He was also poetry editor for Atlantic Monthly He was part of a literary milieu that included Robert Lowell Robert Frost Anne Sexton Sylvia Plath Richard Wilbur and Donald HallIn .

8 Comments on "CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath"

  • Annie

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathSome interesting portraits and anecdotes about these poets I suppose but overall the tone of the book interfered Has a very self promot


  • Jamie

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathDavison's memoir centers on his experiences in the freuently kooky wildly fruitful and endlessly fascinating Boston poetry scene of the 1950s and 60s With cameos from Robert Frost Sylvia Plath Anne Sexton the Merwins Robert Lowell Maxine Kumin and Adrienne Rich among many many others this was a stunning glimpse into an intellectual and creative community that I would argue is potentially unrivaled in literary history Though I didn't give the book five stars the organization could have been better handled and it felt as if the memoir just cut off mid thought it satis


  • Cooper Renner

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathMostly an interesting read but somewhat galling as one realizes what extraordinary privilege and opportunity most of these writers had in compar


  • Jon

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathPeter Davison combines memoir and criticism in this nostalgic unsentimental look at a variety of poets who lived and worked in the Boston area during the 1950s and 60s Favorite anecdote W S Merwin follows Robert Lowell around at a party asking him what he thinks of his work until Lowell finally tells Merwin he's a first rate second rate poet Well you had to ask Merwin Davison himself is hard on writers who he thinks failed


  • Nicolas Shump

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathA poignant lyrical and revealing memoir on Boston area poets like Lowell Plath Anne Sexton and others Davison seems to have known or met everyone He dated Plath briefly attended Harvard with many of these writers and as the poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly and a publisher and editor published many of these writers I like his decision to organize this book around the Boston literary scene Though it usually only devotes a chapter to a particular poet I think his portraits are often superior to book length treatments of these writers An admirable combination of literary analysis and literary memoir To me this shows why poets are often the best critics and readers of other poets I actually met Davison once when he came to read his own poetry at Reed College A very intelligent friendly and gracious man


  • max

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathReuired reading for those purporting to take an interest in literary Boston You will be amazed at the vast nuclear fission device that was the Hub in the 60s and 70 bringing together and splitting apart the greatest minds of American verse and ultimately melting down into personal tragedy and confessional poetryPeter Davison is the perfect guide looking out over the landscape from his office at the Atlantic Monthly where he worked from his late 20s till his death last year


  • Brian

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathSome interesting anecdotes about poets in and around Boston in late 40s early 50s


  • AnnMarie

    CHARACTERS È The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath The Fading Smile Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia PlathI read this book because I wanted to feel smart and I think it accomplished this goal