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Duncan, Robert 1919-1988

Overview
Works: 910 works in 1,417 publications in 1 language and 29,882 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Biography  Catalogs  Parodies, imitations, etc  Drama 
Roles: Performer, Editor, Signer, Illustrator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3507.U629, 811.54
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posthumous Publications by Robert Duncan, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Robert Duncan
Roots and branches, poems by Robert Duncan ( Book )
34 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bending the bow by Robert Duncan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The H.D. book by Robert Duncan ( )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This magisterial work, long awaited and long the subject of passionate speculation, is an unprecedented exploration of modern poetry and poetics by one of America's most acclaimed and influential postwar poets. What began in 1959 as a simple homage to the modernist poet H.D. developed into an expansive and unique quest to arrive at a poetics that would fuel Duncan's great work in the 1970s. A meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the work of H.D., Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, and many others, Duncan's wide-ranging book is espec
The opening of the field by Robert Duncan ( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book includes essays on the artists and poets in Jess and Duncan's circle: Helen Adam, Virginia Admiral, Paul Alexander, Wallace Berman, Ronald Bladen, Jack Boyce, Lyn Brown Brockway, James Broughton, Edward Corbett, Ernesto Edwards, Norris Embry, Lilly Fenichel, Tom Field, Llyn Foulkes, Nemi Frost, Madeline Gleason, George Herms, Fran Herndon, Miriam Hoffman, Harry Jacobus, Lawrence Jordan, Patricia Jordan, Pauline Kael, R. B. Kitaj, William McNeill, Eloise Turner Mixon, Philip Roeber, and Robert Dean Stockwell
Selected poems by Robert Duncan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duncan, like Dante, was a poet of cosmic imagination, intensely aware of his and poetry's role in the ever-expanding logos of creation. His Selected Poems, first published in 1993, is a "useful and portable compilation," says critic Tom Clark, that "provides the most comprehensive available look at the career of the Bay Area's greatest lyric poet." Editor Robert J. Bertholf has enlarged the original collection to include eleven additional poems and excerpts. The second edition of the Selected Poems fully fleshes out the retrospective of works chosen from the whole of Duncan's writing life. From his early poems through his final Ground Work volumes, as well as his serial poems, "Structures of Rime" and "Passages," composed over the course of thirty years, there emerges a prophetic voice of great perception
Ground work : before the war by Robert Duncan ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ground work II : in the dark by Robert Duncan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derivations: selected poems, 1950-1956 by Robert Duncan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictive certainties : essays by Robert Duncan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The years as catches : first poems, 1939-1946 by Robert Duncan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selected prose by Robert Duncan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Selected Prose represents the most wide-ranging collection to date of Robert Duncan's essays and talks and is a companion volume to the Selected Poems (1993). Editor Robert J. Bertholf has taken three core essays from Fictive Certainties (1985), an earlier prose collection that was limited to works written after 1955; to these have been added a variety of Duncan's writings on contemporary artists and such fellow poets as Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and Jack Spicer. Included as well are "Rites of Participation," an excerpt from the still unpublished "H.D. Book"; a long meditation on Edmond Jabes' The Book of Questions, and a revised version of Duncan's controversial and provocative essay of 1944, "The Homosexual in Society."
Single source : the early poems of William Everson, (1934-1940) by William Everson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caesar's gate : poems, 1949-50 by Robert Duncan ( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first decade: selected poems 1940-1950 by Robert Duncan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tribunals: passages 31-35 by Robert Duncan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Robert Duncan ( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jess : O!, Tricky cad & other Jessoterica by Jess ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume brings to light collages, collage books, word poems, and altered comic strips that have been largely inaccessible or unavailable since their making. Originally published in small editions and hard-to-find journals, or made as singular artist's books, these works demonstrate the full range of Jess's extraordinary verbal and visual play."--Jacket flap
Medea at Kolchis : the maiden head by Robert Duncan ( Book )
7 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faust Foutu : a comic masque by Robert Duncan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A great admiration : H.D./Robert Duncan correspondence, 1950-1961 by H. D ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
D., R. (Robert Duncan), 1919-1988
Duncan, Edward Howard.
Duncan, Edward Howard, 1919-1988
Duncan, Edward Howe, 1919-1988
Duncan, Robert.
Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988
Duncan, Robert E. 1919-1988
Duncan, Robert Edward
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-1988
R. D. (Robert Duncan), 1919-1988
Symmes, Robert, 1919-1988
Symmes, Robert Edward, 1919-1988
Languages
English (247)
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