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Gibbons, Reginald

Works: 92 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 12,071 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., ed
Classifications: PS3557.I1392, 813.54
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The Poet's work : 29 masters of 20th century poetry on the origins and practice of their art( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together essays by 20th-century poets on their own art: some concern themselves with its deep sources and ultimate justifications; others deal with technique, controversies among schools, the experience behind particular poems. The great Modernists of most countries are presented here--Paul Valéry, Federico García Lorca, Boris Pasternak, Fernando Pessoa, Eugenio Montale, Wallace Stevens--as are a range of younger, less eminent figures from the English-speaking world: Seamus Heaney, Denise Levertov, Wendell Berry. . . . The reader will find here a lively debate over the individualistic and the communal ends served by poetry, and over other issues that divide poets: inspiration and craft; the use or the condemnation of science; traditional and 'organic' form
Sweetbitter : a novel by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forbidden romance between a half-breed and a white woman, set in Texas at the turn of the century. The hero is Reuben Sweetbitter, the son of a white father and an Indian mother. When he begins dating Martha Clarke, the daughter of a lawyer, he is threatened with lynching and the couple flee to another town, but the forces of racial purity pursue them. This is one tale where love does not conquer all. By the author of Five Pears or Peaches
Selected poems of Luis Cernuda by Luis Cernuda( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillén on Guillén : the poetry and the poet by Jorge Guillén( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Had I a hundred mouths : new & selected stories, 1947-1983 by William Goyen( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TQ 20 : twenty years of the best contemporary writing and graphics from TriQuarterly magazine by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New writing from Mexico( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism in the university( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Goyen : a study of the short fiction by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of William Goyen. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses
Creatures of a day : poems by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Creatures of a Day, Reginald Gibbons presents intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social contexts of everyday life. His poems are meditations on memory, obligation, love, death, celebration, and sorrow. Some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history. This new collection includes five odes woven from interactions with others, thirteen shorter poems, and "Fern-Texts," a kind of biographical and autobiographical essay in syllabic verse on the parallel decades of the English 1790s and the American 1960s. Using quotations from the notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Fern-Texts" interweaves the dilemmas of love, ethics, and political engagement in Coleridge's life when he was in his twenties and in the poet's own life when, at the same age, he lived in California. Ranging from poems of witness to paradoxical speculations, from the personal intimacy of love and death to the broad scope of historical turmoil, Creatures of a Day is an unusual, powerful collection
It's time : poems by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction of the eighties : a decade of stories from TriQuarterly( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

47 short stories by American authors in the 1980s. Authors include Tobias Wolff, Grace Paley, Robert S. Nelson and Margaret Broucek
Sparrow : new and selected poems by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How poems think by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reginald Gibbons collects here a lifetime's worth of thoughts on composing and translating poetry. Not a manifesto or a general theory of the lyric, rather, the book explores how a poem thinks: that is, what results from the circumstances of a poet's native language, choice of words and topics, the mentality that the poet shares with other writers, and the range of poetic possibilities (and limitations) in a given language. Through exemplary case studies taken from his own experience in writing poetry, as well as in translating poetry from languages ranging from Sophocles's and Pindar's ancient Greek to their contemporary French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish successors, Gibbons traces the curious persistence of classical modes and images into the twenty-first century. He shows how the very language used in composing a poem, be it ancient Greek, Renaissance English, or contemporary Russian, both limits and enables how a poet thinks and what the poet can say. Even in describing difficult poetic concepts and operations, Gibbons writes in a clear, companionable style, entirely accessible not just to practicing poets, but also to general readers interested in poetry, and to writers of various stripes interested in the way our native language can often circumscribe what and how we think poetically, and affect how we compose poetry and prose. This book joins other titles by this award-winning writer on the Press's list
The writer in our world : a symposium sponsored by TriQuarterly magazine( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative by William Goyen( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part fable and part rhapsodic exploration of desire and loss, Half a Look of Cain bears Goyen's unmistakable artistic signature on every page. Too far ahead of its time in its swirling visionary structure, this novel was rejected by Goyen's first publisher as not sufficiently commercial and remained unpublished despite extensive revisions. The novel is shaped as a group of "medallions"--A series of related episodes
Maybe it was so by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goyen : autobiographical essays, notebooks, evocations, interviews by William Goyen( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume also contains late essays on growing up in Houston, writing from life, and illness and recovery."--Jacket
Slow trains overhead : Chicago poems and stories by Reginald Gibbons( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few people writing today could successfully combine an intimate knowledge of Chicago with a poet's eye, and capture what it's really like to live in this remarkable city. Embracing a striking variety of human experience--a chance encounter with a veteran on Belmont Avenue, the grimy majesty of the downtown El tracks, domestic violence in a North Side brownstone, the wide-eyed wonder of new arrivals at O'Hare, and much more--these new and selected poems and stories by Reginald Gibbons celebrate the heady mix of elation and despair that is city life. With Slow Trains Overhead, he has rendered a li
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Sweetbitter : a novel
Alternative Names
Reginald Gibbons American writer

Reginald Gibbons Amerikaans kunstenaar

English (140)

Spanish (2)

Sweetbitter : a novelSelected poems of Luis CernudaCreatures of a day : poemsIt's time : poemsSparrow : new and selected poemsHalf a look of Cain : a fantastical narrativeGoyen : autobiographical essays, notebooks, evocations, interviewsSlow trains overhead : Chicago poems and stories