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Karl Shapiro (1913–2000)

Autor(a) de Modern American and Modern British Poetry

92+ Works 954 Membros 9 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Karl Shapiro won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for V-Letter and Other Poems (1944). Born in Baltimore, he attended the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University. After service in the army, he was appointed consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress in 1946 and joined the faculty of mostrar mais Johns Hopkins. There he taught writing courses until his resignation in 1950 to become editor, for a period, of Poetry. Shapiro is an accomplished poet in a wide variety of styles. Like others of his generation, his early work displays a concern with life and institutions of modern society. His later work included a series of bold love poems, The White-Haired Lover (1968). Typical of critics' response to Shapiro is Ralph J. Mills, Jr.'s assessment of The Bourgeois Poet (1964), in which Shapiro "breaks with accepted metrical patterns to attempt a poetry of direct speech. . . ."The Bourgeois Poet' definitely has about it the air of a new imaginative release. Irony and social criticism are still there, but autobiography, invective, heavy doses of sexuality. . . and an occasional prophetic note are now blended together" (Contemporary American Poetry). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Karl Shapiro

Modern American and Modern British Poetry (1919) — Editor — 308 exemplares
Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems (2003) 110 exemplares
A Prosody Handbook (1965) 56 exemplares
American poetry (1960) 51 exemplares
V-Letter and Other Poems (1944) 27 exemplares
Essay on rime (1945) 23 exemplares
Selected poems (1968) 22 exemplares
Prose keys to modern poetry (1962) 22 exemplares
The bourgeois poet (1964) 22 exemplares
Poems of a Jew (1958) 22 exemplares
In Defense of Ignorance (1960) 17 exemplares
Edsel (1656) 17 exemplares
New & Selected Poems, 1940-1986 (1987) 14 exemplares
Person, place and thing (1944) 13 exemplares
Trial of a poet : and other poems (1947) 10 exemplares
Adult Bookstore (1976) 10 exemplares
Collected poems 1940-1978 (1978) 9 exemplares
Poems, 1940-1953 (1940) 9 exemplares
Randall Jarrell, (1967) 9 exemplares
Reports of My Death (1990) 7 exemplares
The Younger Son (1988) 7 exemplares
Creative Glut: Selected Essays (2004) 7 exemplares
Beyond criticism (1953) 6 exemplares
White-haired lover (1968) 5 exemplares
A Primer for Poets (1953) 5 exemplares
Coda: Last Poems (2008) 4 exemplares
Old Horsefly, The (1992) 3 exemplares
Poetry Magazine Vol. 86 No. 3, June 1955 — Editor — 2 exemplares
The place of love 1 exemplar
To Abolish Children (1968) 1 exemplar
The House 1 exemplar
Trial of a Poet (2003) 1 exemplar
Auto Wreck {poem} 1 exemplar
The place of love 1 exemplar
Poems 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Tropic of Cancer (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições8,839 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Poets of World War II (2003) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Anarchists (1964) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This was a treasured book of Ed’s. I had it rebound for him while I was at the Athenaeum.
Eurekas | 3 outras críticas | May 4, 2023 |
Modern American & Modern British Poetry, 1955, ed. Louis Untermeyer. I doubt that these poems could still be considered modern, but among them you will find timeless ideas and beauty. I especially like the story poems. Frost’s, The Witch of Coos, and E. A. Robinson’s, Mr. Flood’s Party. Individual lines like; “Mumbo-jumbo will hoo-doo you”, “but the rain is full of ghost’s tonight”, “human kind can not bear very much reality”, “Night or day, what’er befall / I must walk that desert land / Until I dare my fear and call / The lion out to lick my hand.”, “A snake came to my water-trough / On a hot, hot day” are a few of my favorites. Take this book to your local coffee shop and relax.… (mais)
drardavis | 3 outras críticas | Aug 1, 2019 |
I teach writing. I have read a lot of books about prosody but this is the one you want if you are interested in a full description of what a poem requires. By that I mean the full soundscape of this particular use of language and aesthetics. Karl Shapiro is the other author and contributed mightily but know this: there isn't any better introduction to the craft that fully rates the different contributions of sound and color and image than this. It is also beautifully written which is not necessarily what one can expect in a book on poetry. I will be using this as a handbook, wearing its pages well… (mais)
Hebephrene | Jan 4, 2017 |
Possibly the best collection of modern poetry in the English language.
PendleHillLibrary | 3 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2016 |


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