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by Edward Hirsch,Eavan Boland

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ISBN:
0393058719
Author:
Edward Hirsch,Eavan Boland
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (March 17, 2008)
Pages:
512 pages
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Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way)

Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).

Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular .

Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular attention to how individual poets-from Shakespeare to Strand-have claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and, in This illuminating anthology follows the sonnet through its various moments and makers over five and a half centuries. From a big book entitled, THE MAKING OF A SONNET, I was hoping for three things: 1) a literary history of the sonnet, 2) discussion about how sonnets are crafted, the pitfalls and potentialities, and 3) lots of good examples.

Hirsch, Edward; Boland, Eavan.

Eavan Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1944. A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet, Carcanet Press (Manchester, England), 2011.

Eavan Boland's first book of poetry was New Territory published in 1967 with Dublin publisher Allen Figgis. This was followed by The War Horse (1975), In Her Own Image (1980) and Night Feed (1982), which established her reputation as a writer on the ordinary lives of women and on the difficulties faced by women poets in a male-dominated literary world.

Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular attention to how individual poets from Shakespeare to Strand have claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and, in turn, been defined by them. Three sections "The Sonnet in the Mirror," "The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths," and "The Sonnet extraordinary durability and its reinventions. With more than three hundred poems, The Making of a Sonnet guides readers through a vigorous adventures in craft and practice, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.

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The Making of a Sonnet : A Norton Anthology. Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular attention to how individual poets-from Shakespeare to Strand-have claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and, in turn, been defined by them. Three sections-"The Sonnet in the Mirror," "The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths," and "The Sonnet extraordinary durability and its reinventions.

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Autumn Essay (1963) Eavan Boland Poetry/Prose Joseph O’Malley (1963) New Territory (1967) . a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms. Ed. with Mark Strand (2000) Against Love Poetry (2001) Code (2001) Three Irish Poets: An Anthology: Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Mary O’Malley. E. 2003) After Every War: Twentieth-Century Women Poets. with Edward Hirsch (2008).

An enlightening, celebratory anthology of the most classic and enduring of forms by two major poets.

This illuminating anthology of five and a half centuries of the sonnet follows the form through its various moments and makers. The editors, poets themselves, pay particular attention to the way in which the sonnet thrived or waned over the centuries. They also focus on the way in which individual poets claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and were in turn defined by them. Three sections―“The Sonnet in the Mirror,” “The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths,” and “The Sonnet Around the World”―show the extraordinary durability of this form and the ways in which poets have proved ingenious at reinventing it. Along with approximately three hundred sonnets and a “sonnet workshop,” the editors pay particular attention to the craft and history of the form following it through its various adventures, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.
  • Tiv
I used this book in two advanced-level creative writing classes in college, but I still have it and read it from time to time today. If you are at all interested in sonnets, metrical verse, the history of poetry, or the history of literature, this book will scratch all of those itches. It tracks the history of the sonnet, English's most prolific form, through centuries of usage, various different languages, and into modern times where experimental poets have pushed, and are still pushing, the boundaries of what the form is and means.
  • Androlhala
This book is an introduction to Sonnets done well. Good for non-scholars, and everyone who loves poetry.
  • Vispel
I own only two books of sonnets, Hirsch & Boland and Levin's The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English. I do like the commentary in Hirsh & Boland better; Boland's essay "Discovering the Sonnet" is especially wonderful. But for a book to pick up and browse I prefer the Levin. It has much more depth for many of the genre's most accomplished practitioners, e.g. over 30 from Shakespeare vs. ten in Hirsh & Boland. So if you want to learn about sonnets, get H&B. If you want to read them, get Levin. Or better, get both.
  • Mitars Riders
A somewhat rambling overview of the form, which never goes into much depth on any single poem--the book skims over too much ground, but its sonnet choices alone recommends the volume.
  • Vudozilkree
If you go by the number of pages devoted to the various incarnations of the sonnet in this anthology, you'd come to the conclusion that the 20th century English language sonnet is the highpoint in the history of the form with some minor attention given to international sonneteers such as Neruda or Rilke. The layout of the book was also problematic as you are given a detailed breakdown of sonnet mechanics at the very end of the volume, if the breakdown was at the start of the anthology I would have a better appreciation for the intent of the poems outside of my normal aesthetics.

If you are interested in a deeper look at the history of the English language sonnets, I'd recommend The Sonnet: A Comprehensive Anthology of British and American Sonnets from the Renaissance to the Present, Edited by Robert M. Bender and Charles L. Squier.
  • Malarad
I gave this book as a present to a friend after hearing the authors on the NPR's (WBUR) "On Point", my favorite talk show. She really enjoyed it. I had to test it to make sure that I didn't lose her opinion - whatever it is - of my critical acumen. After sampling it for an hour before presenting it, I found the writers to be bright, engaging, and erudite, and just the list of all the sonnets cited to be worth the price of admission. I will be getting my own copy soon.
  • Malien
There has been a revival in the sonnet in English-language poetry in recent years, but you'd never guess that from this book, which tends to give the impression that sonnets written after World War II were essentially a curiosity, something one does once or twice. The Levin anthology is far, far, superior.
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