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Turco, Lewis

Overview
Works: 124 works in 264 publications in 3 languages and 7,616 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Terms and phrases  Terminology  Biography  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Editor, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lewis Turco
The new book of forms : a handbook of poetics by Lewis Turco( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of forms : a handbook of poetics by Lewis Turco( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1968 Lewis Turco's Book of Forms has been a staple in the libraries of writers, teachers, poets, and others who care about the craft of poetry. Now Turco has expanded and updated his classic once again, adding many new forms, including the ghazal, rubliw, double dactyl, various Japanese forms other than the haiku and tanka, Clerihew, amphigory, backwoods boast, and quaternion. It now includes six in-depth prosodic essays and an entirely new discussion of the rules of scansion. The Elements of Poetry section has been reorganized into three genres: Dramatic Poetry, Lyric Poetry, and Narrative Poetry."--BOOK JACKET
The book of literary terms : the genres of fiction, drama, nonfiction, literary criticism, and scholarship by Lewis Turco( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Book of Literary Terms, Lewis Turco provides a comprehensive guide to and definitions of all significant terms, forms, and styles for all nonpoetry literary genres. For each, all subgenres and their historical examples are described and defined, all significant terms explicated, and all important styles represented."--BOOK JACKET. "It is a book for students and teachers of all genres of literature, for serious general readers of literature, and for writers and critics."--Jacket
Dialogue : a socratic dialogue on the art of writing dialogue in fiction by Lewis Turco( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice for fiction writers on how to create believable, powerful dialogue, discussing forms of dialogue, narration, diction, types of speech, and the specific dialogue of different genres
Visions and revisions : of American poetry by Lewis Turco( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shifting web : new and selected poems by Lewis Turco( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson, woman of letters : poems and centos from lines in Emily Dickinson's letters by Lewis Turco( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of dialogue : how to write effective conversation in fiction, screenplays, drama, and poetry by Lewis Turco( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awaken, bells falling : poems 1959-1967 by Lewis Turco( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry : an introduction through writing by Lewis Turco( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intention of this book is to introduce college students to the genre of poetry from the writer's point of view by presenting them with the same problems that aspiring poets encounter as they develop into accomplished poets. The book proceeds from some general observations to simple exercises, and then to more complex exercises, with many examples of English and American poetry. Twenty-four chapters cover such topics as defining the poet, prosodics, non-metrical prosodies, spatials and grammatics, word-count and parenthetics, syllabic prosodies, accentual prosodies, sonics, tropes, imagery, schemas, poetic voice, narratives, dramatics, lyrics, didactics, occasionals, confessionals, and satirics. (Ts)
The compleat melancholick : being a sequence of found, composite, and composed poems, based largely upon Robert Burton's the Anatomy of melancholy by Lewis Turco( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being A Sequence of Found, Composite, and Composed Poems, based largely upon Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy
Dialects of the tribe : postmodern American poets and poetry by Lewis Turco( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First poems by Lewis Turco( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and poetry of Manoah Bodman : bard of the Berkshires by Manoah Bodman( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitant by Lewis Turco( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocoangelini: a fantography : and other poems by Lewis Turco( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despa is pleased to present in this volume three earlier poem sequences by Lewis Turco: "Pocoangelini: A Fantography" was completed in 1966, but is here published as a whole for the first time; an earlier and shorter verison of "The Sketches," which A.R. Ammons has caled "an autobiography of biographies," appeared in a limited chapbook edition in 1962 and has been out-of-print for eight years; "Bordello," written in 1965, has not appeared in any periodical or collection. This is Lewis Turco's eighth book, and fifth collection of poetry among which are First Poems (1960), Awaken, Bells Falling (1968), and The Inhabitant. --Despa Press
American still lifes : poems by Lewis Turco( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of New York; a selective bibliography of colonial and native New York State authors by Lewis Turco( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That Band from Indiana by Charlie Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weed garden : poems by Lewis Turco( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The new book of forms : a handbook of poetics
Alternative Names

controlled identityCourt, Wesli

Court, Wesli 1934-

Lewis Turco Amerikaans schrijver

Lewis Turco Poet, writer, teacher

Putnam Turco, Lewis

Turco, Lewis

Turco, Lewis P. 1934-

Turco, Lewis Putnam.

Turco, Lewis Putnam 1934-

Languages
English (139)

Italian (3)

German (1)

Covers
The book of forms : a handbook of poeticsThe book of literary terms : the genres of fiction, drama, nonfiction, literary criticism, and scholarshipDialogue : a socratic dialogue on the art of writing dialogue in fictionVisions and revisions : of American poetryThe shifting web : new and selected poemsEmily Dickinson, woman of letters : poems and centos from lines in Emily Dickinson's lettersThe book of dialogue : how to write effective conversation in fiction, screenplays, drama, and poetryDialects of the tribe : postmodern American poets and poetryThe life and poetry of Manoah Bodman : bard of the Berkshires