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Kinnell, Galway 1927-2014

Overview
Works: 416 works in 878 publications in 5 languages and 28,634 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Fiction  Chamber music  Art music  Song cycles  Songs  Musical settings  Scores  Parts (Music) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Signer, Narrator, Editor, Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Recipient, Illustrator, vac
Classifications: PS3521.I582, 811.54
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Selected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes fifty representative poems selected from six earlier collections
The book of nightmares by Galway Kinnell( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book-length poem evokes the horror, anguish, and brutality of 20th century history
The avenue bearing the initial of Christ into the New World : poems 1946-1964 by Galway Kinnell( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and French and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francois Villon was the last of the great medieval poets, as important in his own, more limited, sphere as Chaucer or Dante. His fame surpasses that of any other medieval French lyricist in spite of the modest quantity, uneven quality, and often repellent subject-matter of his work. His poems are largely autobiographical, and are rich in their descriptions of thefts, fights, nocturnal prowling, imprisonment, and exile. However, as Barbara Sargent-Baur points out, when Villon's work is good, it is very good, indeed unforgettable. His two major works are the Lais, a series of bequests in anticipation of his prudent departure from Paris, and Testament, which is about his primary topic, himself. There have been many translations of Villon's work into many languages, including English, but this is the first edition of the whole of the corpus utilizing a re-reading of all the manuscript sources and presenting for each poem a single-source text with all emendations accounted for. It is also the first annotated English version based on the best-text principle and respecting both Villon's meaning and his metrics. A modern edition of the French texts is presented beside the English on facing pages. In an extensive commentary, Sargent-Baur identifies the poet's literary and historical allusions, as well as place-names, legatees, and biographical data
The past by Galway Kinnell( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this volume have been newly selected by Kinnell from his eight collections published between 1960 and 1994. Readers get a glimpse of the life of this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Body rags by Galway Kinnell( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three poems, some of which have previously appeared in "The Hudson review", and other magazines
Strong is your hold by Galway Kinnell( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the eleventh book of poems from Galway Kinnell. In this striking and various collection, he gives us poems of itermingling with the natural world, love poems and evocations of sexuality, poems about his father, his children, poet friends, poet heroes, and mythic figures. Included also is "When the Towers Fell, " his stunning requiem for those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The book"s title derives from Walt Whitman"s "Last Invocation": "Strong is your hold, omortal flesh, / Strong is your hold, O love" A CD of the author reading his work is included--Publisher
Mortal acts, mortal words by Galway Kinnell( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperfect thirst by Galway Kinnell( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galway Kinnell's twelfth collection of poems, Imperfect Thirst, is powerful and thrilling, beautifully crafted and astonishingly candid. In it, Kinnell approaches elemental subjects with a remarkable balance of good nature and holy dread. It includes re-visions of moments of childhood and youth; reflections on the relationship between humans and the other creatures; poems bearing on music, language, sex, mortality; five poems based on the form of the Persian ghazal; love poems; and a tender evocation of a daughter taking care of her old father. Five longer poems close the book: a meditation on the lasting reverberations of childhood trauma; a lively ode to excrement; a disquisition on flies which weaves together the observations of thirteen other poets; a looking back at the past and a child's looking forward; and an elegy for a beloved sister. Imperfect Thirst is a bold, exact, passionate book from a poet at the height of his powers
When one has lived a long time alone by Galway Kinnell( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems ranging from melancholy meditations of a solitary mind concerning estrangement and the longing for reconnection to the natural world and its creatures closely observed
Black light : a novel by Galway Kinnell( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the emotional experiences of a simple man who keeps on the run after committing a murder
Flower herding on Mount Monadnock by Galway Kinnell( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What a kingdom it was by Galway Kinnell( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems of Walt Whitman meant little to me when I read them in high school and college. Luckily, when I was teaching at the University of Grenoble in my late twenties, I was required to give a course on Whitman. My experience of Leaves of Grass then was intense ... Soon I understood that poetry could be transcendent, hymn-like, a cosmic song, and yet remain idolatrously attached to the creatures and things of our world ... Once again, as when I first began writing, it seemed it might be possible to say everything in poetry."--Publisher's website
Three books : body rags : mortal acts, mortal words : the past by Galway Kinnell( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body Rags, Mortal Acts, Mortal Words, and The Past: these three books are central to the life's work of one of the masters of contemporary poetry. Published here in one volume, they include many of Galway Kinnell's best-loved and most-anthologized poems, such as "The Porcupine", "The Bear", "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps", "St. Francis and the Sow", "Fergus Falling", "The Olive Wood Fire", "Prayer", and "The Fundamental Project of Technology". In some of the poems in this edition, Kinnell has made revisions, which he comments upon in a prefatory note
The essential Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and German and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German poet Rainer Maria Rilke(1875-1926) enjoys ever-increasing popularity. His Duino Elegies is considered on of the greatest long poems of the twentieth century. Yet translations from his native German have always presented challenges: the elusiveness of Rilke's imagery, the playful way he both distorts and subverts his own language, and the depth and complexity of his poetry make it difficult for translators to preserve the beauty and meaning of the original text. In his stunning bilingual selection that includes the entire Duino Elegies as well as a number of favorite and less familiar shorter poems, Galway Kinnell and Hannah Liebmann manage to retain power and grace of Rilke's words. Throughout his poetry, Rilke addresses questions of how to live in and relate to a world in a voice that is simultaneoulsy prophetic and intensely personel. These translations offer new insight into this enigmatic German poet whose work will continue to be read and admired throughout the world
Early poems, 1947-1959 by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete showcase of "one of the true master poets of his generation," Galway Kinnell (1927-2014): a lifetime's work and a deeply lived life reflected in over two hundred poems"--
On the motion and immobility of Douve by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in French and English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The book of nightmares
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The book of nightmaresThe avenue bearing the initial of Christ into the New World : poems 1946-1964The poems of François VillonA new selected poemsStrong is your holdImperfect thirstWhen one has lived a long time aloneThe essential Whitman
Alternative Names
Galway Kinnell americký spisovatel

Galway Kinnell Amerikaans dichter (1927-2014)

Galway Kinnell amerikansk poet

Galway Kinnell poet

Galway Kinnell poeta statunitense

Kinnell Galway

Kinnell, Galway Mills 1927-2014

Голуей Кинел

ゴールウェイ・キネル

Languages
English (291)

French (4)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)