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Simpson, Louis 1923-2012

Overview
Works: 205 works in 525 publications in 2 languages and 19,940 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Author of introduction, ed, Other
Classifications: PS3537.I75, 811.54
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A revolution in taste : studies of Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell by Louis Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simpson shows how Dylan Thomas reminded American poets of the importance of the personal voice, the poetry of feelings and inner needs. He then moves to three American poets, examining how they responded to, and helped make the "revolution in taste."
Three on the tower : the lives and works of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and William Carlos Williams by Louis Simpson( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to poetry by Louis Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diverse works from Chaucer to Bob Dylan have been carefully arranged to facilitate the understanding and enjoyment of all poetry
At the end of the open road : poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of poems focuses on the author's view of America and was the winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Selected poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

18 editions published between 1905 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the 1964 Pulitzer Prize winner's four previous works, including twelve new poems
New poets of England and America by Donald Hall( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Robert Frost observes in his introduction to New Poets of England and America, "All poets I have ever heard of struck their note long before forty ... The statistics are all in favor of their being as good and lyric as they will ever be ... The poets of this group, many of them my friends and already known to many of us, need live to write no better, need only wait to be better known for what they have written."--World Publishing Company
A dream of governors; poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of the letter I by Louis Simpson( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These are not all my poems--they are the poems I would like to be remembered by"--Page vii
The owner of the house : new collected poems, 1940-2001 by Louis Simpson( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major poetry collection by one of America's most widely acclaimed poets, published in his eightieth Year!
Searching for the ox : [poems] by Louis Simpson( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Hogg; a critical study by Louis Simpson( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People live here : selected poems 1949-1983 by Louis Simpson( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caviare at the funeral : poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best hour of the night : poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the room we share by Louis Simpson( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There you are : poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern poets of France : a bilingual anthology by Louis Simpson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bilingual anthology, editor and translator Simpson selects those masterpieces of French poetry that formed the taste of generations of readers throughout the world. Here are the moderns of 1848, the Symbolist poets of the turn of the century, the Dadaists, and the Surrealists who flourished in the 1930's. Also included are biographies of the poets and descriptions of main literary movements. --Story Line Press
The legacy ; & the testament by François Villon( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Simpson's translation of Francois Villon's The Legacy & The Testament is the definitive translation of the life work of one of France's greatest poets. Raised by a foster father who intended him for the Church, Villon associated with thieves and vagabonds. Later imprisoned, chained and tortured, he survived to write one of the most enduring epics ever." "This translation of Villon is faithful to the original structure and each poem is translated with its original pathos and wit."--Jacket
Struggling times : poems by Louis Simpson( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louis Simpson has been a leading figure in American letters for more than half a century. Born in the West Indies, Simpson immigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen. He studied at Columbia University, then served the US Army in active duty in Europe during World War II. After the war he continued his studies at Columbia and at the University of Paris. While living in France, he published his first book of poems, The Arrivistes (1949). The poems in Struggling Times find Simpson's distinct imaginative voice working at its full poetic power. Both timely and personal, the poems reveal Simpson's ongoing quarrel with suburban America, as well as the American government's struggle to retain its integrity and honor in the midst of its own aggression and worldwide strife. You have to be careful what you hear or see. In Afghanistan I saw the man and the woman who were caught in adultery buried up to their heads. Their children were brought and told to throw stones. I can still see the heads twisting on the ground. The poor devil in Papillon with his head in the guillotine... but Goya's half-buried dog looking up at the sky I think was the worst of all. "This is the Jamaican-born Simpson's 18th collection; its dry trimeters and tragic resignations should certainly please the faithful fans...'et the new poems, as much as any in his oeuvre, leave room for unexpected happiness...Simpson believes in endurance and the rewards of the ordinary. He can, at his best, make his readers believe in those things too." -Publishers Weekly Louis Simpson's last book, The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001, (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2003) was finalist for the National Book Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize. His other honors include the Prix de Rome, Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, and the Columbia Medal for Excellence
 
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The owner of the house : new collected poems, 1940-2001
Alternative Names
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לואיס סימפסון

لوئیس سیمپسون شاعر آمریکایی

Languages
English (288)

French (1)

Covers
There you are : poemsModern poets of France : a bilingual anthologyThe legacy ; & the testamentStruggling times : poemsThe king my father's wreckContemporary literary criticism