Little Book On Form


Robert Hass

Robert Hass Published by Ecco ISBN 9780062332431 EAN 9780062332431 Paperback

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This title synthesises Hass’s formidable gifts as both a poet and essayist. In it he takes up the central tension between poetry as genre and the poetics of the imagination. A wealth of vocabulary exists with which to talk about poetry in traditional formal terms. But the more intuitive, creative parts of a poet’s work and processes are more elusive: if the most interesting aspect of form is the shaping power of the essential, expressive gestures inside it, how do we come to a language in which to speak about form as the search for the radiant shapes – the wholeness or brokenness – we experience inside powerful works of art?

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