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Mariani, Paul L.

Overview
Works: 63 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 13,731 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Drama  Biographical films  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, 958, Singer
Classifications: PS3545.I544, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul L Mariani
 
Most widely held works by Paul L Mariani
William Carlos Williams : a new world naked by Paul L Mariani( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a remarkable, rich blend of art and scholarship, William Carlos Williams's life is unfolded here, from his start as a small-town doctor who delivered more than 3,000 babies to an extraordinary revolutionary poet"--
A commentary on the complete poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Paul L Mariani( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream song : the life of John Berryman by Paul L Mariani( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using Berryman's unpublished letters and poetry, as well as interviews with those who knew him intimately, Mariani creates an unforgettable portrait of a poet, capturing Berryman's genius and the tragedy that dogged him while also illuminating one of the most provocative periods in American letters"--
Lost puritan : a life of Robert Lowell by Paul L Mariani( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using hundreds of Lowell's unpublished manuscripts and letters, and dozens of interviews, Mariani has given us a balanced, passionate, and readable life, capturing not only the man but also his age, the Age of Lowell
William Carlos Williams by Paul L Mariani( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The broken tower : a life of Hart Crane by Paul L Mariani( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few poets have lived as extraordinary and fascinating a life as Hart Crane, the American poet who made his meteoric rise in the late 1920s and then as suddenly flamed out, killing himself at the age of thirty-two and thus turning his life and poetry into the stuff of myth. A midwesterner who came to New York to remake not only the face of the city but also American poetry, this young visionary in the tradition of Whitman and Rimbaud insisted on walking always on the edge. Part of the New York gay scene of his time, Crane also played a central part in the contemporary avant-garde New York literary world, along with Cummings, Moore, Toomer, and Williams. Most of all, he gave us a singular poetry, capped by The Bridge (his extraordinary epic celebrating the fabled Brooklyn Bridge), as well as a splendid, polyphonic poetic cadence that has never been duplicated." "The first biography of Crane to appear in thirty years, The Brown Tower includes major new discoveries about Crane's life that have surfaced since the 1960s, many culled from previously suppressed letters and other manuscripts, as well as new photographs."--Jacket
Gerard Manley Hopkins : a life by Paul L Mariani( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virtually unknown in his own lifetime, Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet and Jesuit priest, has - in the course of the past seventy-five years - become recognized as one of the world's foremost poets, his works known and admired by untold thousands of readers. Like the Psalms, his poems cover the entire range of human emotions, from the sheer celebration of the world to the terrors of desolation." "Paul Mariani, an award-winning poet and biographer, here gives us a portrait forty years in the making of this brilliant and extraordinary man and poet. At each step of Hopkins's life - from his years with his large, well-to-do Victorian family in London to his years of study at Oxford in the 1860s, to the travail of his conversion, through his years of grinding study to become a Jesuit, through the writing of his groundbreaking ode, The Wreck of the Deutschland, and on through his years of intense introspection, meditation, and brilliant preaching and teaching which yielded so many unforgettable sonnets, Mariani shows us a man who always insisted on probing deeper into the mystery of God. In this scintillating analysis of Hopkins's poetry and his life, Mariani reveals for us the rich and poignant story of a great poet and that rare thing: a good man whose life and words continue to touch and inspire us."--Jacket
The whole harmonium : the life of Wallace Stevens by Paul L Mariani( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A perceptive, insightful biography of perhaps the most important American poet of the twentieth century, Wallace Stevens, by an accomplished biographer and poet who traces Stevens's lifelong artistic quest"--
A usable past : essays on modern & contemporary poetry by Paul L Mariani( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the imagination : on poets, poetry, and the ineffable by Paul L Mariani( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty days : on retreat with Exercises of St. Ignatius by Paul L Mariani( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Mariani, finding himself at a crossroads in his life, leaves home one January for the month-long silent retreat of the Jesuit tradition, based on the five-century-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. He is there to examine his past -- as husband, father, teacher, and pilgrim -- in order to discover his place in God's plan. As day gives way to day, through a guided program of study, prayer and meditation, broken by long walks along the ice-capped shores of the North Atlantic, he takes us on a visceral and transcendental journey. Rich in history, humor, and epiphany, Mariani's journal combines a brief life of St. Ignatius with meditations on Jesus' life and His radical gift of love. Mariani also looks unflinchingly at his own transgressions and glories in a sense of renewal that sends him back into the world -- and to his family -- with a heightened sense of selflessness
The broken tower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Focus World and director/star James Franco. Hart Crane was one of the most important voices in American poetry, but lived a life with as much turmoil as passion. From his early life to his journeys from New York, Cuba and Paris, Crane's story and that of the loves that defined him is told with imaginative empathy, and with a no holds barred performance, in a film as introspective, rebellious, heartbreaking, and honest as Crane himself
Timing devices : poems by Paul L Mariani( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing Cocytus : poems by Paul L Mariani( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great wheel by Paul L Mariani( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvage operations : new & selected poems by Paul L Mariani( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime mover : poems, 1981-1985 by Paul L Mariani( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the face of presumptions : essays, speeches & incidental writings by Barry Moser( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a selection of [Moser's] prose, his essays, his speeches, and even his letters and journal entries, all concerning his work as a working artist. If you want to know how an artist thinks, how someone who has not only read books but thought deeply about their texts operates, how someone who is as committed to the book as object as anyone working in the field goes about integrating text and image, then this book is a book you should read and reread"--
Deaths & transfigurations : poems by Paul L Mariani( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new poems - Mariani's first in nine years - searches and develops the human themes of personal loss - the deaths we experience - and the quest for new life, and the transfiguring moments that are possible in the mysteries of living."--Jacket
Poetics : essays on the art of poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lost puritan : a life of Robert Lowell
Alternative Names
Maiani, Paul

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Paul Mariani American writer and academic

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English (150)

French (1)

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Dream song : the life of John BerrymanLost puritan : a life of Robert LowellThe broken tower : a life of Hart CraneGerard Manley Hopkins : a lifeA usable past : essays on modern & contemporary poetryGod and the imagination : on poets, poetry, and the ineffableThirty days : on retreat with Exercises of St. IgnatiusThe great wheel