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Marianne Moore (1887–1972)

Autor(a) de Complete Poems

79+ Works 2,511 Membros 19 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, the "first lady of American poetry," Marianne Moore, graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1909. In 1918 she moved to New York City with her mother, remaining there for the rest of her life. She became a well-known character in her Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, easily recognizable mostrar mais in a large black hat and rather eccentric style. In 1921 a few of her friends pirated her work and published it under the title Poems. On her seventy-fifth birthday, November 15, 1962, she was honored by the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and in a special interview for the N.Y. Times, she spoke of her feelings concerning the treatment of poetry: "I'm very doubtful about scholasticizing poetry," she said. "I feel very strongly that poetry should not be an assignment but a joy." Five years later she said: "I wonder that I can bear myself to be in a world where they don't outlaw war." In 1967 Moore received both the MacDowell Medal and a Gold Medal. Mayor John Lindsay of New York City hailed her as "truly the poet laureate of New York City." The famed Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia has a collection devoted to her work and a detailed replica of a room in her Brooklyn home. Moore brought to her work a prodigious knowledge and passionate interest in many diverse fields, including the arts, natural history, and public affairs. Her use of the images and language of these fields in her poetry enabled her to offset traditional poetic tones with the cadences of prose rhetoric and everyday speech. This talent, coupled with her precision and intricate metrics, make her one of the leading modernist poets. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Image credit: Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
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Obras por Marianne Moore

Complete Poems (1967) 905 exemplares
The Poems of Marianne Moore (2003) 230 exemplares
Collected Poems (1951) 108 exemplares
A Marianne Moore Reader (1961) 75 exemplares
New collected poems (2017) 67 exemplares
Observations: Poems (1924) 55 exemplares
Selected Poems (1935) 41 exemplares
O to be a dragon (1957) 32 exemplares
Like a bulwark (1956) 19 exemplares
Predilections (1955) 15 exemplares
Nevertheless (1944) 15 exemplares
What Are Years 11 exemplares
Fairy Tales (2019) 9 exemplares
Le poesie (1991) 8 exemplares
Poems (2010) 6 exemplares
Een veldmuis in Versailles (1968) 4 exemplares
Poesía reunida : (1915-1951) (1996) 3 exemplares
Poetry [poem] 3 exemplares
Homage to Henry James (1971) 3 exemplares
Idiosyncrasy & Technique (1958) 2 exemplares
The absentee 1 exemplar
Complete Prose 1 exemplar
A talisman 1 exemplar
Riverside poetry 3 — Editor — 1 exemplar
Marriage 1 exemplar
Tipoo's tiger 1 exemplar
The Student 1 exemplar
The Fish [poem] 1 exemplar
The Monkeys [poem] 1 exemplar
W. S. Landor 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fables (1668) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,872 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,268 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições929 exemplares
Rock Crystal (1945) — Tradutor, algumas edições499 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 393 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições289 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Imagist Poetry (Penguin Modern Classics) (1972) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Poets of World War II (2003) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Baseball Reader: Favorites from the Fireside Book of Baseball (1980) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Imagist Poem (1963) — Contribuidor, algumas edições101 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
William Carlos Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays (1966) — Contribuidor, algumas edições22 exemplares
Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Perspectives on poetry (1968) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Direction, Volume 1, Number 2 (Jan-March 1935) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Kirkwood, Missouri, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Bryn Mawr College
Carlisle Indian School
New York Public Library
Prémios e menções honrosas
Helen Haire Levinson Prize (1933)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1962)

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Marianne Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, near St. Louis, in the manse of the Presbyterian church where her maternal grandfather, John Riddle Warner, served as pastor. Her father, John Milton Moore, suffered a psychotic episode before she was born, and her parents separated at that time; Moore never met him. She and her elder brother were raised by their mother, Mary Warner Moore in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1909, she earned a BA in biology from Bryn Mawr College, and her early poems were first published in the college’s literary magazines. After graduation, Moore studied at Carlisle Commercial College and taught at the U.S. Indian School there. Moore and her mother, who were devoted to each other, moved to New York City in 1918 and Moore began working at the New York Public Library in 1921. Her first book Poems was published in London in 1921. From 1925 to 1929, she was the editor of the influential literary magazine
The Dial, a role that expanded her circle of literary acquaintances and introduced her work to a more international audience. She was particularly fond of animals and much of her imagery was drawn from the natural world. Her Collected Poems (1951) won both the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the National Book Award, and in 1953 she was awarded the Bollingen Prize. Her prose works included Predilections (1955), a volume of literary criticism, and Idiosyncrasy and Technique: Two Lectures (1958). Her many honors and awards included the Poetry Society of America's Gold Medal for Distinguished Development and the National Medal for Literature.



Marianne Moore em Legacy Libraries (Março 2018)


I actually prefer the versions of "Marriage" and "An Octopus" that appear in her oft-dismissed "Complete Poems." The highlight of this volume, for me, is the subject index. Even more than the notes, the subject index is a fascinating key to interpretation. I kept thinking of Nabokov's use of notes and index in "Pale Fire."
gtross | Sep 4, 2022 |
Strangely disappointing. The flap text quotes T.S. Eliot as having written, "One of the books which obviously must in the fullness of time be published [...] will be the Letters of Marianne Moore." Since this volume includes only a few, very short letters from her to him, it's almost impossible to know what he was thinking when he wrote that assessment. I would have preferred a volume combining her prose with a handful of the best letters here.
gtross | Aug 15, 2022 |
There are those who will talk for an hour
without telling you why they have
come. And I? This is no madrigal--

Moore features prominently in the biography of Pound I am presently embroiled in with my friends. She was but a name, I knew nothing further, which is the case for most poets. The disparate contexts in this collection all appear to unshackle memory and lament time's insistence. This occurs from discussing the Brooklyn Dodgers as well as the failures of idealism at Jamestown. The language appears precious, lovingly chosen and placed.… (mais)
jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |



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