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Robert Duncan The Collected Early Poems and Plays

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ISBN-10: 0520259262

ISBN-13: 9780520259263

Edition: 2012

Authors: Robert Duncan, Peter Quartermain, Peter Quartermain

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A landmark in the publication of twentieth-century American poetry, this first volume of the long-awaited collected poetry, non-critical prose, and plays of Robert Duncan gathers all of Duncan's books and magazine publications up to and includingLetters: Poems 1953-1956. Deftly edited, it thoroughly documents the first phase of Duncan's distinguished life in writing, making it possible to trace the poet's development as he approaches the brilliant work of his middle period.This volume includes the celebrated worksMedieval ScenesandThe Venice Poem, all of Duncan's long unavailable major ventures into drama, his extensive "imitations" of Gertrude Stein, and the remarkable poems written in Majorca as responses to a series of collaged paste-ups by Duncan's life-long partner, the painter Jess. Books appear in chronological order of publication, with uncollected periodical and other publications arranged chronologically, following each book. The introduction includes a biographical commentary on Duncan's early life and works, and clears an initial path through the textual complexities of his early writing. Notes offer brief commentaries on each book and on many of the poems.The volume to follow,The Collected Later Poetry and Plays, will includeThe Opening of the Field(1960),Roots and Branches(1964),Bending the Bow(1968),Ground Work(1984), andGround Work II(1987).
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1040
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Robert Duncan holds an MS in Computer, Information, and Communications Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Duncan is director of network planning at Qwest Wireless, LLC. He is a Certified Quality Engineer (American Society of Quality Control).