New PDF release: A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov

By Donna Hollenberg

ISBN-10: 0520272463

ISBN-13: 9780520272460

this primary full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to lifestyles one of many significant voices of the second one 1/2 the 20th century, whilst American poetry was once a robust impact world wide. Drawing on exhaustive archival learn and interviews with seventy five buddies of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s complete opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the entire complexity of Levertov as either lady and artist, and the dynamic global she inhabited. She charts Levertov’s adolescence in England because the daughter of a Russian Hasidic father and a Welsh mom, her adventure as a nurse in London in the course of WWII, her marriage to an American after the conflict, and her movement to long island urban the place she turned an incredible determine within the American poetry scene. the writer chronicles Levertov’s position as a passionate social activist in risky instances and her value as a instructor of writing. eventually, Hollenberg exhibits how the religious measurement of Levertov’s poetry deepened towards the top of her existence, in order that her ultimate volumes hyperlink lyric notion with political and non secular commitment.

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