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Hacker, Marilyn 1942-

Overview
Works: 144 works in 294 publications in 1 language and 11,292 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3558.A28, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Marilyn Hacker
Treason : poems by Hédi Kaddour( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separations by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation piece by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first collection chosen by the Academy of American Poets as the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1973. Marilyn Hacker was one of the four winner of the 1973 Discovery Award given by the New York 92nd Street YM/WWHA Poetry Center. Of this collection: "Often we fear that intensity of craftsmanship and intensity of feeling cannot sort together--we suspect the one drives out the other, for it is our superstition that necessities which impel a poet into speech ought to impede the poetry, if the speech is authentic. But here, once again, is a poet to remind us how groundless our fears have been; a poet who gives us grounds, rather, to remember that we are no poets at all if the difficulties inherent in the art deprive us of what we have to say. Here is Marilyn Hacker, who reaches an intensity of feeling on account of her intensity of craftsmanship, whose poems--witty, desperate, illuminated by a wisdom I should call womanly if I were permitted to call it, also, manly--reach their depths because of the care that has been given to their surfaces. Here is a poetry that gives pleasure because it has taken pains.''--Richard Howard
Selected poems, 1965-1990 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains selections of work from five books by one of America's most acclaimed and most controversial poets. Marilyn Hacker's poems have been praised for their technical virtuosity, for their forthright feminism, political acuity, and equally unabashed eroticism. This book enables new readers to discover an important poet, others to reread and retrace the poet's progress from promise to maturity
Winter numbers : poems by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her seventh volume Marilyn Hacker confronts life and death at the end of our genocidal century, making another extraordinary contribution to the feminist and lesbian canon. Winter Numbers is pervaded by Hacker's awareness of being an agent in history. The long opening poem, "Against Elegies," is an impassioned meditation on the scourges of AIDS and cancer among the poet's friends and contemporaries, and the parallel scourge of social indifference. Other erotically tinged elegies lead to the account of her own battle with breast cancer. Among the many necessary works on breast cancer, Hacker's "Cancer Winter" will be cited for its affirmation, humor, and honesty. It received the John Masefield Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America and the B.F. Conners Award from the Paris Review
Desesperanto : poems, 1999-2002 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deseperanto refines the themes of loss, exile, and return that have consistently informed her work. The title itself is a wordplay combining the Spanish word "esperanto," signifying "hope," and the French "desespoir," meaning "to lose heart." Desesperanto, then, is a universal language of despair--despair of the possibility of a universal language"--Dustjacket
Assumptions by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, death, and the changing of the seasons by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger's mirror : new and selected poems, 1994-2014 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on two decades worth of award-winning poetry, Marilyn Hacker's generous selections in A Stranger's Mirror include work from four previous volumes along with twenty-five new poems, ranging in locale from a solitary bedroom to a refugee camp
Taking notice : [poetry] by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going back to the river : poems by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squares and courtyards by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squares and Courtyards moves with the rhythm of the writer's life, from Paris to New York between the poles of youth and age sickness and health life and death. Sequences celebrate the community of friends the courage or those living with HIV and cancer. This book is at once elegiac and a song of praise to language's power to remind us that, to take action, it is necessary to rake notice
A house at the edge of tears by Vénus Khoury-Ghata( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the city of Beirut, five shabby dwellings circle a courtyard with a pomegranate tree weeping blood red fruit. The residents hear screams in the night as a boy is beaten by his father - a punishment for masturbating in his sleep. A crime not worthy of the punishment: the neighbors gossip and decide that he must have tried to rape his sisters. The poems he writes are perhaps an even greater crime to his father, but ultimately a gift to his eldest sister, who narrates their story with a combination of brutal truth and stunning prose." "In this mesmerizing novel, celebrated novelist and poet, Khoury-Ghata, presents the disintegration of a family and a country - both ruled by a fury fueled by fear"--Page 4 of cover
Names : poems by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a dozen books, Marilyn Hacker's poems have explored the rawness of human experience made significant because of its engagement with language, In Names, Hacker develops a dialogue between signal poetic voices - Anna Akhmatova, Mahmoud Darwish, Hayden Carruth - and contemporary writers, creating through intricate word play and forms both traditional and invented a startlingly rich, authentic tapestry of lives linked by desire and loss, passion and despair"--
She says by Vénus Khoury-Ghata( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning American poet Marilyn Hacker offers the brilliance of Lebanese poet Venus Khoury-Ghata in an exquisite translation"She says"the earth is so vast one can't help but be lost like water from a broken jug"There is no fortress against the wind"the winter wanderer must count on the compassion of walls--from "She Says"Translated by celebrated American poet Marilyn Hacker, Venus Khoury-Ghata's "She Says explores the mythic and confessional attractions and repulsions of the French and Arabic imaginations with poems that open like "a suitcase filled with alphabets." Sex, barrenness, grief, and death--the backdrop of a war-ravaged country--are always at the edges, made increasingly urgent by lines often jagged and spare, their music unhaltered. Khoury-Ghata is a vital voice in both her native and adopted languages and we are pleased to present this important collection in English
King of a hundred horsemen by Marie Étienne( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King of a Hundred Horsemen is the first of Marie Etienne's books to be published in English, and it introduces a major voice in world literature to a new audience. Etienne's poetry is inspired by the synthesis of the contemporary and the classical, the tragic and the mundane, the everyday transformed by the prisms of myth and history. In this book, through a complex but playful reinterpretation of the sonnet form, she moves from the jungles of Indochina to the Atlanta airport, tuning in to writers' voices and painters' visions, in a quest with dream-intensity both through and out of time."--Jacket
First cities : collected early poems, 1960-1979 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlestown blues : selected poems by Guy Goffette( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Charlestown Blues, poet and translator Marilyn Hacker has chosen a tightly thematic selection of poems, all centering around the notion of "blue"--The color and the emotion, as well as that quintessentially American style of musical performance. Hacker's English renderings will show Anglophones why Goffette is considered one of the most important poets writing in French today."--Jacket
Unauthorized voices : essays on poets and poetry, 1987-2009 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop, June Jordan, among others
Here there was once a country by Vénus Khoury-Ghata( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lebanese writer Venus Khoury-Ghata, who lives in France and has won many of France's major literary prizes, blends French surrealism with Arabic poetry's communal narrative mode in three poetic sequences, presented here in translations by Marilyn Hacker."--Jacket
 
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Selected poems, 1965-1990
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Selected poems, 1965-1990Winter numbers : poemsDesesperanto : poems, 1999-2002Love, death, and the changing of the seasonsGoing back to the river : poemsSquares and courtyardsA house at the edge of tearsNames : poems
Alternative Names
Marilyn Hacker American writer

Marilyn Hacker Amerikaans vertaalster

Marilyn Hacker écrivaine américaine

Marilyn Hacker escritora estadounidense

Marilyn Hacker yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Μαίριλυν Χάκερ

マリリン・ハッカー

Languages
English (142)