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Shapiro, Karl 1913-2000

Overview
Works: 388 works in 977 publications in 4 languages and 34,485 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Erotic fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Biography  War poetry  Autobiographies  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Author of introduction, Performer, Signer, Creator, Lyricist, Other, Correspondent, lbr, Recipient, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3537.H27, 811.52
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Most widely held works by Karl Shapiro
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into the low-life of bohemian Paris with unwavering gusto. A fictional account of Miller's adventures amongst the prostitutes and pimps, the penniless painters and writers of Montparnasse, Tropic of Cancer is an extravagant and rhapsodic hymn to a world of unrivalled eroticism and freedom. Tropic of Cancer's 1934 publication in France was hailed by Samuel Beckett as 'a momentous event in the history of modern writing'. The novel was subsequently banned in the UK and the USA and not released for publication for a further thirty years
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Selected poems by Karl Shapiro( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new selection, master literary craftsman John Updike provides a long-overdue reassessment of Karl Shapiro, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who has become one of the defining figures of the postwar period
A prosody handbook by Karl Shapiro( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide to versification: filled with examples from English and American poets of many periods
American poetry by Karl Shapiro( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on rime by Karl Shapiro( Book )

36 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Shapiro wrote Essay on Rime, a 2072-line blank-verse meditation on "the treble confusion / in modern rime," in 1945, while serving a stint with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. Rich in both insight and example, Essay on Rime discusses subjects ranging from prosody and idiom to Freud and Marxism, and confronts the particular approaches of such poets as W. H. Auden, Andrew Marvell, and Walt Whitman. Trial of a Poet, also included here, was inspired by Shapiro's service on the jury that selected Ezra Pound as the winner of the first Bollingen Prize in Poetry, and gives voice to Shapiro's moral objection to awarding the prize to Pound. Book jacket
Poems, 1940-1953 by Karl Shapiro( Book )

16 editions published between 1940 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1940-1978 by Karl Shapiro( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning forty years, this anthology includes the author's choice from all his previously published poems, selections from White-Haired Lover and Adult Bookstore, and fifteen poems that have not appeared before
The poetry wreck : selected essays, 1950-1970 by Karl Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of ignorance. [Essays] by Karl Shapiro( Book )

33 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and Italian and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by a poet and critic in which he bewails obscurity in modern verse and questions the laurels heaped on Yeats, Pound, and Eliot
The bourgeois poet by Karl Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of a Jew by Karl Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose keys to modern poetry by Karl Shapiro( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To abolish children and other essays by Karl Shapiro( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adult bookstore by Karl Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White-haired lover by Karl Shapiro( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V-letter : and other poems by Karl Shapiro( Book )

17 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New & selected poems, 1940-1986 by Karl Shapiro( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admirers of Shapiro's work will welcome this volume of poems selected by the poet himself from over 50 years' work. Shapiro is a craftsman with an eye for detail. In poems such as ``Drug Store, '' ``Haircut, '' and ``The Tingling Back, '' he finds cause for personal celebration in the most quotidian occurrences; yet he is equally adept at probing more public subjects in ``The Conscientious Objector, '' ``Israel'' and ``Vietnam Memorial
Edsel by Karl Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern British poetry by Louis Untermeyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the original (1920) edition. It is fully searchable and also includes a chronological index of authors and alphabetical indexes of authors, titles, and first lines
 
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Tropic of Cancer
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American poetry : the twentieth centurySelected poemsA prosody handbookEssay on rimeNew & selected poems, 1940-1986Poet : an autobiography in three partsReports of my death
Alternative Names
Carolus Shapiro

Karl Jay Shapiro

Karl Shapiro Amerikaans dichter (1913-2000)

Karl Shapiro amerikansk poet

Karl Shapiro poeta statunitense

Shapiro K.

Shapiro Karl

Shapiro Karl 1913-2000

Shapiro, Karl Jay.

Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-

Shapiro, Karl Jay 1913-2000

Шапиро, Карл 1913-2000

קארל שפירו

שפירו, קרל ג'יי 1913-2000

칼 샤피로

カール・シャピロ

Languages
English (334)

Italian (3)

German (3)

Spanish (1)