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Levertov, Denise 1923-1997

Overview
Works: 834 works in 1,534 publications in 5 languages and 45,503 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Musical settings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Signer, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Other, Interviewee, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PS3562.E8876, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Denise Levertov
The Jacob's ladder by Denise Levertov( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footprints by Denise Levertov( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sorrow dance; [poems by Denise Levertov( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freeing of the dust by Denise Levertov( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet in the world by Denise Levertov( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O taste and see : new poems by Denise Levertov( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected earlier poems, 1940-1960 by Denise Levertov( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available. Here are the early poems which first brought Denise Levertov's work to prominence -- from early uncollected poems, selections from The Double Image (London, 1946), and her three books Here and Now (1957), Overland to the Islands (1958) and With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads (1960), which established her as one of the more lyrical and most influential poets of the "New American" poetry
Relearning the alphabet by Denise Levertov( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With eyes at the back of our heads by Denise Levertov( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To stay alive by Denise Levertov( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evening train by Denise Levertov( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evening Train, Denise Levertov's new collection of poetry, is her twenty-first book with New Directions and one of her best. It shows Levertov at her most moving and musical, impressive and meditative, addressing the nature of faith, the imperiled beauty of the natural world (her new home in the Northwest brings mountains, herons, eagles), the horrors of the Gulf War, the pain and tenderness of love. What is remarkable throughout is the precision of her craft and her presence of mind: "Levertov's gift for detail," as the Village Voice noted, "is matched by the way she can make yearnings and ideas seem almost physical, as if she held them in the palm of her hand." Welling up through these poems is longing: longing for peace, for the survival of her cherished earth, for love, for the experience of the divine which comes like "a strain of music heard/then lost, then heard again." Contemplative, personal, universal, the poems reveal in themselves depth after depth
Life in the forest by Denise Levertov( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1960-1967 by Denise Levertov( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet's concern for quotidian realities and eternal verities gives these poems substance meant to last, expressed in a style that is clear, concise, and intense ... lyrical but spare, the lines speak of many things--marriage, rivers, the world that is not enough with us--and the faint sounds of biblical and other literary allusions show asensibility that has assimilated the great tradition with the urgencies of today
A door in the hive by Denise Levertov( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sands of the well by Denise Levertov( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and German and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Primary Wonder, she writes: "And then / once more the quiet mystery / is present to me, the throng's clamor / recedes: the mystery / that there is anything, anything at all, / let alone cosmos, joy, memory, everything, / rather than void: and that O Lord, / Creator, Hallowed One, You still, / hour by hour sustain it."
Candles in Babylon by Denise Levertov( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of Krishna; songs from the Bengali by Edward C Dimock( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light up the cave by Denise Levertov( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This great unknowing : last poems by Denise Levertov( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New & selected essays by Denise Levertov( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denise Levertov's New & Selected Essays gathers three decades' worth of the poet's most important critical statements. Her subjects are various - poetics, the imagination, politics, spirituality, other writers - and her approach independent minded and richly complex. Here in a single volume are recent essays exploring new ground broken by Levertov in the past decade as well as the finest and most useful prose pieces from The Poet in the World (1973) and Light Up the Cave (1981). With their combination of sensitivity and practicality, the New & Selected Essays will prove enormously helpful to the writer and reader of poetry. As Kirkus Reviews remarked about her prose: "This is humanism in its true sense - her attitude as evidenced (not described) by her writing is such that the reader cannot help but experience life, at least temporarily, with more intensity, joy, and imagination."
 
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The freeing of the dust
Alternative Names
Denise Levertov brytyjsko-amerykańska poetka

Denise Levertov scrittrice e poetessa britannica

Denise Levertov US-amerikanische Dichterin

Denise Levertoy

Dionysia Levertov

Goodman, Denise Levertov

Goodman, Denise Levertov 1923-1997

Levertoff, Denise

Levertoff, Denise 1923-

Levertoff, Denise 1923-1997

Levertoff Goodman, Denise

Levertov, Denise

Деніс Левертов

डेनिस लेव्हेर्तोव्ह

レヴァトフ, デニーズ

Languages
English (392)

French (4)

German (2)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Collected earlier poems, 1940-1960Evening trainLife in the forestPoems, 1960-1967A door in the hiveSands of the wellCandles in BabylonIn praise of Krishna; songs from the Bengali