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Howe, Fanny

Overview
Works: 139 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 10,312 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3558.O89, 811.54
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Selected poems by Fanny Howe( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zero built a nest
Second childhood by Fanny Howe( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Howe's poetry is known for its lyricism, fragmentation, experimentation, religious engagement, and commitment to social justice. In Second Childhood, the observing poet is an impersonal figure who accompanies Howe in her encounters with chance and mystery. She is not one age or the other, in one time or another
A wall of two : poems of resistance and suffering from Kraków to Buchenwald and beyond by Henia Karmel-Wolfe( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Buchenwald survivors Ilona and Henia Karmel were seventeen and twenty years old when they entered the Nazi labor camps from the Krakow ghetto. These remarkable poems were written during that time. The sisters wrote the poems on worksheets stolen from the factories where they worked by day and hid them in their clothing. During what she thought were the last days of her life, Henia entrusted the poems to a cousin who happened to pass her in the forced march at the end of the war. The cousin gave them to Henia's husband in Krakow, who would not locate and reunite with his wife for another six months. This is the first English publication of these extraordinary poems. Fanny Howe's deft adaptations preserve their freshness and innocence while making them entirely compelling. They are presented with a biographical introduction that conveys the powerful story of the sisters' survival from capture to freedom in 1946
Gone : poems by Fanny Howe( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new poems by one of the most respected poets in the United States uses motifs of advance and recovery, doubt and conviction--in an emotional relation to the known world. Heralded as "one of our most vital, unclassifiable writers" by the Voice Literary Supplement, Fanny Howe has published more than twenty books and is the recipient of the Gold Medal for Poetry from the Commonwealth Club of California. In addition, her Selected Poems received the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for the Most Outstanding Book of Poetry Published in 2000 from the Academy of American Poets. The po
Come and see by Fanny Howe( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fanny Howe?s latest collection of poems, she beckons us toward the origins of both our collective knowing and our misperception. These poems move from one country to another and from one archetypal position?parent, grandparent, child?to another in the wake of the twentieth century. Certain movies provide an almost religious resolution to questions and experiences.?I don?t blame the children for anything,? Howe writes in one poem.?Their century is like a director who prefers his script to his actors.? With startling revelation and lyrical power, Come and See urges us to observe the world anew
One crossed out by Fanny Howe( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Plutocracy, she writes: "What if we destroy the earth? / What if I am never again touched? / What if the weak are overcome? / What if winning is a sign of God's love? / What if women made men so mean?"
On the ground by Fanny Howe( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of poetry by the celebrated poet interrogates the line between imperialistic rhetoric and the reality of life in America in new poems filled with political urgency and a passion for social justice
Race of the Radical by Fanny Howe( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Alex Porter, an expert racer on a lighter-than-air bicycle, fights to save his bike from irresponsible race promoters
Eggs by Fanny Howe( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics by Fanny Howe( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lyrics records the days of one seeking knowledge through movements and contingent images - a monastary, a model, and Irish coastal river - all the while conscious of political and class warfare, of being American, of the need to know the difference (if there is one) between good and evil. Each poem is a lament formed in a place of rest, asking: can we get beyond this and still be?"--BOOK JACKET
In the middle of nowhere : a novel by Fanny Howe( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of nowhere is a fictional story set in a New England town. It shows a glimpse into the meeting of the lives of four characters. Moods of landscape and weather reflect their states of mind, and incline them towards actions which represent the terminal points of character
The deep North by Fanny Howe( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy smoke by Fanny Howe( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robeson Street : poems by Fanny Howe( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indivisible by Fanny Howe( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henny's life spans the tempestuous multi-racial world of hipsters and activists in working-class Boston during the 60s and its subsequent fall-out.On the verge of religious conversion, Henny, the book's narrator, locks her husband McCool in a closet so that she might talk better to God. Then she proceeds to make peace with the dead by telling their stories. Lewis, Henny's true love, is a wheelchair-bound black activist and political journalist whose working-class mother is jailed when the group's cache of explosives is found in her home. Then there's their wealthy friend Libby, who crosses the globe in search of enlightenment and spiritual peace. Guiding these characters on their journey are figures as divergent as Nietzsche and Bambi, Marx and St. John of the Cross.As Christopher Martin writes in Rain Taxi, Henny's function as a narrator is to hoist the entire structure of the novel onto her brittle, uneven shoulders and deliver all the embarrassing facts directly to us, her reader/God -- only then do we realize the full breadth and beauty of the narrative Howe has surreptitiously constructed all along
Discipline by Dawn Lundy Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a spirit by Fanny Howe( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving history by Fanny Howe( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nod by Fanny Howe( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The needle's eye : passing through youth by Fanny Howe( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meditation on time, violence, and chance by "one of America's most dazzling poets" (O, The Oprah Magazine) Fanny Howe's The Needle's Eye: Passing through Youth is a sequence of essays, short tales, and lyrics that are intertwined by an inner visual logic. The book contains filmic images that subvert the usual narrative chronology; it is focused on the theme of youth, doomed or saved. A fourteenth-century folktale of two boys who set out to find happiness, the story of Francis and Clare with their revolutionary visions, the Tsarnaev brothers of Boston, the poet George Oppen and the philosopher Simone Weil, two strangers who loved but remain strange, and the wild-child Brigid of Ireland: all these emerge "from multiple directions, but always finally from the eye at the end." As the philosopher Richard Kearney writes, "Howe's ruminations and aesthetics are those of the fragmentary, but are unified by world thinkers like Arendt, Weil, Agamben, and Yeats." The Needle's Eye is a brilliant and deeply felt exploration of faith and terror, coincidence and perception, by a literary artist of profound moral intelligence, "recognized as one of the country's least compromising yet most readable experimentalist writers" (The Boston Globe)
 
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Selected poems
Alternative Names

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Fanny Howe Amerikaans schrijfster

Fanny Howe amerikai író

Fanny Howe amerykańska poetka i prozaiczka

Howe, Fanny 1940-

Howe, Fanny Q. 1940-

فنی هاو نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (103)

French (1)

Covers
A wall of two : poems of resistance and suffering from Kraków to Buchenwald and beyondGone : poemsCome and seeOne crossed outOn the groundThe lyricsThe deep NorthRobeson Street : poems