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Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt) 1926-2009

Overview
Works: 309 works in 545 publications in 3 languages and 15,380 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Parodies (Literature)  History  Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Editor, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS3537.N32, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. D Snodgrass
Heart's needle by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

45 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In radical pursuit : critical essays and lectures by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After experience : poems and translations by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems, 1957-1987 by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not for specialists : new and selected poems by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the late 1970s, W.D. Snodgrass was known primarily as a confessional put and a key player in the emergence of that mode of putry in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Snodgrass makes putry out of the daily neuroses and everyday failures of a man-a husband, father, and teacher. This domestic suffering occurs against a backdrop of more universal suffering which Snodgrass believes is inherent in the human experience. Not for Specialists includes 35 new pums complemented by the superb work he wrote in the Pulitzer Prize winning collection, Heart's Needle, along with putry from seven other distinguished collections. from "Nocturnes" Seen from higher up, it makes its first move in the low creekbed, the marshlands down the valley, spreading across the open hayfields, the hedgerows with their tops still lit, laps the roadbed, flows over lawns and gardens, past the house and up the wooded hillside back behind us till only some few rays still scythe between the treetrunks from the far horizon and are gone. W.D. Snodgrass, born in Pennsylvania in 1926, is the author of more than 20 books of putry, including The Fuehrer Bunker: The Complete Cycle (BOA, 1995); Each in His Season (BOA, 1993); and Heart's Needle (1959), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Putry. His other books include To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Putry (BOA, 2002), After-Images: Autobiographical Sketches (BOA, 1999) and six volumes of translation, including Selected Translations (BOA Editions, 1998), which won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
De/compositions : 101 good poems gone wrong by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrating how the poems we love could have been written differently, or even badly, the author rewrites poems by authors ranging from Elizabeth Bishop to Shakespeare, and displays the reworked version side-by-side with the original, so one can gain a better understanding of the original work's merits
The Führer bunker : a cycle of poems in progress by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lark in the morning : the verses of the troubadours( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Kehew augments his own verse translations with those of Pound & Snodgrass, to provide a collection that captures both the poetic pyrotechnics of the original verse & the astonishing variety of troubadour voices
Gallows songs by Christian Morgenstern( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914) was a German poet, theosophist, and translator whose nonsense poems have been among the best-known and best-loved works in Germany throughout this century. Often compared to the drolleries of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Morgenstern's poems are whimsical yet haunting, a rare blend of humor and odd metaphysical intimations." "Morgenstern wrote the first of his Golgenlieder after he and some friends had returned from a carefree outing past Gallows Hill near Potsdam and formed a "fraternal order of the gallows." His collection, published in Germany between 1905 and 1916, eventually comprised 286 poems. This new edition is a bilingual selection of some 90 poems from the original work. The reader is introduced to inventions like the clock that moves slowly or quickly as its sympathy for the clock watcher dictates; the luncheon newspaper that, when read, also satisfies one's hunger, the mail that is sent from a vacation retreat on the antlers or tails of bucks." "To translate Morgenstern is a daunting task, and Walter Arndt has succeeded brilliantly, following the poet's verbal acrobatics, his phonetic, semantic, and syntactic play with words and clauses, and, where possible, his trick of stripping discourse of conventions and pretensions by a bizarre literal interpretation of conventional phrases and metaphors. His translation of Morgenstern's poems of nonsense, or "supersense," will be treasured by scholars of the German lyric and by children of all ages."--Jacket
Each in his season : poems by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fuehrer bunker : the complete cycle : poems by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after the fall of the Nazi Third Reich and V-E Day, BOA Editions, Ltd. is proud to present W.D. Snodgrass's The Fuebrer Bunker: The Complete Cycle. These dramatic monologues are spoken by members of the German High Command - Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Albert Speer, Hermann Goering - their wives and mistresses, including Eva Braun and Magda Goebbels, during the last month of the European campaign of World War II, before many of them, along with their Fuehrer, committed suicide in his bunker. Dramatizing the end of the horrible psycho-drama that was Hitler's Reich, The Fuehrer Bunker shows much of the paranoia, self-indulgence, degradation and rage that consumed the German leaders. Snodgrass uses a variety of forms - villanelles, letters and sonnets, and nonceforms - triangles, inverted triangles, platoons and squads, American popular songs and a game of solitaire - which intensify the internal conflicts. Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and minister of armaments, for example, speaks and thinks in geometric forms, which, as Hitler's mania and Germany's losses increase, break down. Framing the monologues are the songs of Old Lady Barkeep who is both Chorus and Mistress of Ceremonies. She sings of the High Command's deceit and of the people's disillusionment with their leaders
The death of Cock Robin by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's child by Fleda Brown Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven American poets in conversation : John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Anthony Hecht, Donald Justice, Charles Simic, W.D. Snodgrass, Richard Wilbur( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six minnesinger songs( )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six troubadour songs( )

2 editions published in 1977 in Provenal and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remains : a sequence of poems by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional Hungarian songs( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recordings of poets reading their own poems by John Ciardi( Recording )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.D.'s midnight carnival by W. D Snodgrass( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Selected poems, 1957-1987
Alternative Names

controlled identityGardons, S. S., 1926-2009

De Witt Snodgrass, William 1926-

DeWitt Snodgrass, William 1926-

Gardons, S. S.

Gardons, S. S. 1926-

Gardons, S. S., 1926-2009

Snodgrass, W. D. 1926-

Snodgrass, W.D. 1926-2009

Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt), 1926-

Snodgrass, William De Witt.

Snodgrass, William De Witt 1926-

Snodgrass, William De Witt 1926-2009

Snodgrass, William DeWitt 1926-

Snodgrass, William DeWitt 1926-2009

W. D. Snodgrass Amerikaans dichter (1926-2009)

W. D. Snodgrass amerikansk poet

W. D. Snodgrass US-amerikanischer Dichter und Hochschullehrer

W・D・スノウドグラス

William De Witt Snodgrass

William Snodgrass

دبلیو. دی. اسنادگراس شاعر آمریکایی

スノッドグラス, W. D

Languages
English (193)

German (1)

Provenal (1)

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Not for specialists : new and selected poemsDe/compositions : 101 good poems gone wrongLark in the morning : the verses of the troubadoursEach in his season : poemsThe Fuehrer bunker : the complete cycle : poemsSeven American poets in conversation : John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Anthony Hecht, Donald Justice, Charles Simic, W.D. Snodgrass, Richard WilburW.D.'s midnight carnival