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Selected Letters by Guy Davenport
Book DescriptionThis volume features selections from the New Directions founder's correspondence with Guy Davenport, the polymath artist and author of The Geography of the Imagination. More than simply detailing an author/publisher relationship, these letters depict two fine minds educating and supporting each other in the service of literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393059502
(218mm x 150mm x 25mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Guy Davenport
Objects on a Table, Paperback (July 1999)
These four essays on the still life dip into the full history of this art form, touching on neolithic cave paintings, the Dutch masters, Cezanne, Van Gogh, even photography and the collage.
Twelve Stories, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Guy Davenport
This collection gathers 12 stories from three of Davenport's early collections: "Tatlin!", "Apples and Pears", and "The Drummer of the 11th North Devonshire Fusiliers", all chosen by the author.
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Author Biography - Guy Davenport
As Bruce Bawer wrote in Bookforum, "the late Guy Davenport (1927-2005) left behind an oeuvre that is one long lesson in the history of civilization, and to read any part of it-story, essay, or translation-is to be enthralled by his unflagging intellectual energy and engagement." His books include The Geography of the Imagination, The Death of Picasso, Herakleitos and Diogenes, A Table of Green Fields, The Cardiff Team, DaVinci's Bicycle, and many more. James Laughlin (1914-1997) founded New Directions in 1936 while still a student at Harvard. He wrote and compiled more than a dozen books of poetry as well as stories and essays; seven volumes of his correspondence with his authors are available from W.W. Norton. W. C. Bamberger operates Bamberger Books, which keeps Guy Davenport's poem Flowers & Leaves in print. He lives in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
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