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Hecht, Anthony 1923-2004

Overview
Works: 255 works in 648 publications in 3 languages and 19,610 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Sonnets  Musical settings  Art music  Songs  Scores  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Speaker, Signer, Author of introduction, Performer, Lyricist, Librettist, Other, pre, Recipient
Classifications: PR2848.A2, 811.54
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Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 1,938 WorldCat member 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 )

38 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Venetian vespers : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden law : the poetry of W.H. Auden by Anthony Hecht( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fruit of a lifetime's reading and thinking about literature, its delights and its responsibilities, this book by acclaimed poet and critic Anthony Hecht explores the mysteries of poetry, offering profound insight into poetic form, meter, rhyme, and meaning. Ranging from Renaissance to contemporary poets, Hecht 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, Hecht 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
Millions of strange shadows : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member 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 Identified? Who is the 'rival poet'? When were the Sonnets written and in what order? What were the circumstances surrounding their publication?
Obbligati : essays in criticism by Anthony Hecht( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transparent man : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkness and the light : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout, there is a poignant sense of life lived and catalogued by a mature sensibility. As Hecht writes with clear-eyed grace in "Sarabande on Attaining the Age of Seventy-Seven"
Collected earlier poems : the complete texts of The hard hours, Millions of strange shadows, the Venetian vespers by Anthony Hecht( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight among the tombs : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member 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
Collected later poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together selections from the poet's three most recent collections in which he contemplates the mortal fate of human kind with wit, insight, and dark humor
On the laws of the poetic art by Anthony Hecht( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a discussion of architecture as an illustration of a more general theme of discord and balance, the penultimate lecture probes the inner contradictions of works of art and our reactions to them. The sixth and final piece concerns art and morality, especially the issues involved in public funding of the arts
50 collected songs by Ned Rorem( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiggery-pokery : a compendium of double dactyls( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second sight : poems by Jonathan Aaron( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parable of death. Ein Märchen vom Tod. For narrator, chorus, tenor solo, and orchestra by Lukas Foss( )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve names the animals by Susan Donnelly( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers selections from the seven books of poetry of an American poet who as a soldier during World War II helped liberate concentration camps and whose poems combine formal elegance with deep emotion and a concern for history
 
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The hidden law : the poetry of W.H. Auden
Alternative Names
Anthony Hecht Amerikaans dichter (1923-2004)

Anthony Hecht amerikanischer Lyriker und Schriftsteller

Anthony Hecht amerikansk poet

Anthony Hecht poeta statunitense

Hecht, Anthony E.

Hecht, Anthony E. 1923-2004

Hecht, Anthony Evan

Hecht, Anthony Evan 1923-2004

Khekt, Ėntoni 1923-2004

Хект, Энтони

آنتونی هکت شاعر آمریکایی

Languages
English (310)

German (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
The hidden law : the poetry of W.H. AudenMelodies unheard : essays on the mysteries of poetryThe sonnetsThe darkness and the light : poemsCollected earlier poems : the complete texts of The hard hours, Millions of strange shadows, the Venetian vespersFlight among the tombs : poemsCollected later poemsOn the laws of the poetic art