The Owner of the House
New Collected Poems 1940-2001
By (author) Louis Simpson
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Owner of the House by Louis Simpson
Book DescriptionFew poets have so artfully confronted American life as Louis Simpson. Persona speakers struggle with everyday issues against a backdrop of larger forces, the individual's maladjustment to a culture of materialism and brutal competition, the failure of marriage under the pressures of such a society, the failure of the American dream. Simpson wages a lover's quarrel with the world. "Louis Simpson has perfect pitch. His poems win us first by their drama, their ways of voicing our ways ...of making do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the brink of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant element of true poetry."-Seamus Heaney Educated at Munro College (West Indies) and at Columbia University, Louis Simpson has taught widely, most recently at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry and ten works of prose. He has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Guggenheim Foundation, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781929918393
(229mm x 150mm x 22mm)
Imprint: BOA Editions, Limited
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Louis Simpson
Voices in the Distance, Paperback (February 2010)
Louis Simpson is one of America's most distinguished poets, the winner of many literary awards including a Pulitzer Prize. Voices in the Distance is the first selection of his poetry to be published in Britain for over 25 years. His earlier books were published in the UK by Oxford University Press and Secker and Warburg.
Struggling Times, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Louis Simpson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's new collection reflects sixty years as a leading figure in American letters.
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Author Biography - Louis Simpson
Educated at Munro College (Jamaica, West Indies) and at Columbia where he received his doctorate, Louis Simpson has taught at various universities. The author of seventeen books of poetry, he has received the Rome Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Hudson Review Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, and the Pulitzer Prize.
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