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Hecht, Anthony 1923-2004

Overview
Works: 245 works in 608 publications in 4 languages and 19,138 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Sonnets  Poetry  Essays  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Lyric poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Signer, Speaker, Author of introduction, Performer, Other, Lyricist, pre, Librettist
Classifications: PR2848.A2, 821.3
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Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 1,104 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 )

37 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Venetian vespers : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 827 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 752 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 )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obbligati : essays in criticism by Anthony Hecht( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transparent man : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 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?
The darkness and the light : poems by Anthony Hecht( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member 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
Collected earlier poems : the complete texts of The hard hours, Millions of strange shadows, the Venetian vespers by Anthony Hecht( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 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 536 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
On the laws of the poetic art by Anthony Hecht( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 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
Second sight : poems by Jonathan Aaron( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 347 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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve names the animals by Susan Donnelly( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic hundred poems( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the top 100 poems of all time as determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers. Includes notes by the editor on the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style
The essential Herbert by George Herbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Khekt, Ėntoni 1923-2004

Хект, Энтони

آنتونی هکت شاعر آمریکایی

Languages
English (300)

German (2)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Covers
The hidden law : the poetry of W.H. AudenMelodies unheard : essays on the mysteries of poetryShakespeare's 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 : poemsOn the laws of the poetic artCollected later poems