Hecht, Anthony 1923-2004
Most widely held works about Anthony Hecht
Most widely held works by Anthony Hecht
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven Against Thebes.
The hard hours; poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
The Venetian vespers : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
The hidden law : the poetry of W.H. Auden by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
In this study - the fruit of a lifelong critical and imaginative engagement with W H. Auden's works - Anthony Hecht identifies and traces consistent habits of thought and belief within the poet's extensive and varied writings and through his celebrated conversions and repudiations, literary and otherwise. Hecht acknowledges that Auden's poems "both invite the intrusive scrutiny of the cryptographer and deny him access." Yet the readings he offers of poems from every phase of Auden's career, along with dramatic works and critical essays, manage to explicate and illuminate Auden's rich (and often cryptic) allusiveness without murdering to dissect. Among the themes that connect Auden's works are his deep interest in the workings of language; his notion of the ultimate frivolity of art; his interest in the nature of heroism; his understanding of the relation of public to private life; the development of his religious thought; and what Auden called the "hidden law" that governs human existence - a strict and retaliatory force, something like poetic justice, that gives form to our best literature and shapes our personal fates. Hecht identifies these preoccupations in Auden's work - and shows how they cut across the many genres in which he wrote - without losing sight of each poem's individual history and context. As one of Auden's most distinguished poetic heirs, Anthony Hecht is uniquely qualified to illuminate both the reading and the writing of these essential works of twentieth-century literature.
Melodies unheard : essays on the mysteries of poetry by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
[In this volume, the author] explores the mysteries of poetry, offering profound insight into poetic form, meter, rhyme, and meaning. Ranging from Renaissance to contemporary poets, [he] considers the work of Shakespeare, Sidney, and Noel; Housman, Hopkins, Eliot, and Auden; Frost, Bishop, and Wilbur; Amichai, Simic, and Heaney. Stepping back from individual poets, [he] muses on rhyme and on meter, and also discusses St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians and Melville's Moby-Dick. Uniting these diverse subjects is Hecht's preoccupation with the careful deployment of words, the richness and versatility of language and of those who use it well.-Dust jacket.
Obbligati : essays in criticism by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Millions of strange shadows : [poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
The transparent man : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Collected earlier poems : the complete texts of The hard hours, Millions of strange shadows, The Venetian vespers by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 libraries worldwide
The darkness and the light : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
An exquisite book in which a series of poems about biblical characters -- "Samson", "Saul and David", "Judith", and so on -- provides the backdrop for other reflections on both the beauty and the darkness in contemporary life. We see ourselves in fresh light as Hecht illuminates the simililarites between our own age and the biblical world, and finds postmodern sadness in stories like that of Miriam, who announces in her poem, "I had a nice voice once, and a large following./I was, you might say, a star". The centerpiece of the volume is the stunning "Sacrifice", a three-part poem that connects the story of Abraham and Isaac to an arresting Second World War scene unfolding in provincial occupied France in 1945.
The sonnets by William Shakespeare ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
This new edition focuses on the Sonnets as poetry - sometimes strikingly individual poems, but often subtly interlinked in thematic, imagistic and other groupings. Gwynne Evans and Anthony Hecht also address the many questions that cast a veil of mystery over the genesis of the Sonnets: to what extent are they autobiographical? What is the nature of the 'love', strongly expressed, between the 'poet', the 'youth' and the 'Dark Lady'? Can they, apart from the poet, be.
Flight among the tombs : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
The poetry of death. In Death of the Oxford Don, he writes: "Acquiring over years the appetite / And feeding habits of a parasite, / I live off the cold corpus of fine print, / Habited with black robes and heart of flint, / The word made flesh for me and me alone. / I gnaw and gnaw the satisfactory bone." With wood engravings by Leonard Baskin.
On the laws of the poetic art by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
In these engaging lectures, the eminent poet Anthony Hecht explores the art of poetry in its own right and in relation to the other fine arts. While the problems he treats entail both philosophic and theoretical discussion, he never allows abstract speculation to overshadow his respect for and delight in the written texts that he introduces - or in the specific examples of painting and music to which he refers. After discussing the links between literature (with special reference to poetry) and painting, and between literature and music, Hecht investigates the theme of paradise and wilderness, especially but not exclusively in The Tempest. He then turns to the question of public and private art: the ways in which all the arts participate in "equivocal and curious balances between private and public modes of discourse," between an exclusive or elitist role and the openly political.
Collected later poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Second sight : poems by Jonathan Aaron ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Jiggery-pokery : a compendium of double dactyls ( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Emily Dickinson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson. Richard B. Sewall, Adrienne Rich, Anthony Hecht, and Joyce Carol Oates discuss her achievement, separating the facts of her life from the myths that grew up around her. Also includes a reading of her poetry by Jane Alexander. Designed for use in a television course on modern American poetry.
A parable of death. Ein Märchen vom Tod. For narrator, chorus, tenor solo, and orchestra by Lukas Foss ( )
7 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The classic hundred poems ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
50 collected songs by Ned Rorem ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
American literature American poetry Armstrong, Martin,--1882-1974 Arts Auden, W. H.--1907-1973 Bergman, David,--1950- Bishop, Elizabeth,--1911-1979 Browning, Robert,--1812-1889 Capetanakis, Demetrios,--1912-1944 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Drama English literature English poetry Eteocles (Greek mythology) Foster, Stephen Collins,--1826-1864 Frost, Robert,--1874-1963 Gioia, Dana Glaze, Andrew Goodman, Paul,--1911-1972 Greece--Thebes Hecht, Anthony,--1923-2004 Hillyer, Robert,--1895-1961 Hopkins, Gerard Manley,--1844-1889 Interviews Kenyon, Jane Koch, Kenneth,--1925-2002 Lodge, Thomas,--1558?-1625 Lowell, Robert,--1917-1977 Melville, Herman,--1819-1891 Musical settings O'Hara, Frank,--1926-1966 Poetry Poetry Poets, American Polyneices (Greek mythology) Roditi, Edouard Roethke, Theodore,--1908-1963 Rossetti, Christina Georgina,--1830-1894 Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) Sitwell, Edith,--Dame,--1887-1964 Songs (High voice) with piano Sonnets, English Spenser, Edmund,--1552?-1599 Stevens, Wallace,--1879-1955 Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics) Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892 Williams, William Carlos,--1883-1963 Wylie, Elinor,--1885-1928 Yeats, W. B.--1865-1939
Hecht, Anthony E. 1923-2004
Khekt, Ėntoni, 1923-2004
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