Hunter Gracchus And Other Papers on Literature and Art

ISBN-10: 1887178554

ISBN-13: 9781887178556

Edition: N/A

Authors: Guy Davenport

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 9/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Author, artist, literary critic and translator Guy Davenport was born on November 23, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1948 and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Literature from Merton College, Oxford University in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1961. He taught English at several universities from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He received numerous awards including the O. Henry Award for short stories, the 1981 Morton Douwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and translation awards from PEN and the Academy of American Poets. He died on January 4, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Introductory Note
The Hunter Gracchus
On Reading
Tom and Gene
Taking Up Serpents
Shaker Light
Joyce the Reader
II Timothy
Civilization and Its Opposite in the 1940s
Style as Protagonist in Donald Barthelme
Stanley Spencer and David Jones
Wheel Ruts
Eros, His Intelligence
A Letter to the Masterbuilder
Two Notes on Wallace Stevens
Jack Sharpless
Thoreau and the Dispersion of Seeds
Life, Chance, and Charles Darwin
Lenard Moore
Late Gertrude
O. Henry
Gerald Barrax
Calvino: Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Journal I
Journal II
What Are Revolutions?
Walt Whitman and Ronald Johnson
Grant Wood's The Good Influence
Writing United and Retied as Drawing
The Drawings of Paul Cadmus
Mr. Hawthorne, of Salem
The Comic Muse
Travel Reconsidered
Keeping Time
The Sage of Slabsides
John Cheever in Paradise
Stephen Crane
Ruskin According to Proust
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