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Description - Hermetic Definition by Hilda Doolittle

H. D.'s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.'s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.'s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet's own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D's friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection. H. D.'s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.'s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.'s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet's own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D's friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811204538
ISBN-10: 0811204537
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 17-Jan-1972
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hilda Doolittle

H.D. (1886-1961) (the pen name of Hilda Doolittle) was born in the Moravian community of Bethlehem, PA in 1886. A major twentieth century poet with "an ear more subtle than Pound's, Moore's, or Yeats's" as Marie Ponsot writes, she was the author of several volumes of poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs. She is perhaps one of the best-known and prolific women poets of the Modernist era. Bryher Ellerman was a novelist and H.D.'s wealthy companion. She financed H.D.'s therapy with Freud.

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