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Hass, Robert

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Works: 338 works in 580 publications in 1 language and 23,956 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Signer, Speaker, Arranger
Classifications: PS3558.A725, 811.54
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Time and materials : poems, 1997-2005 by Robert Hass ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by twentieth-century American poet, Robert Hass, that reflect the beauty and energy of the physical world
The essential haiku : versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa by Robert Hass ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of haikus--brief poems--by three Japanese masters. They are Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and Yosa Buson (1716-1783). A sample from the latter: "You go / I stay / two autumns."
Sun under wood : new poems by Robert Hass ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun Under Wood extends and deepens Hass's ongoing explorations of nature and human history, solitude and the bonds of children, parents, and lovers. Here his passion for apprehending experience with language - for creating experience with language - finds supple form in poems that embrace all that is alive and full of joy. Yet Hass's most seductive and indelible lyrics reside in an exquisitely fragile moment: there is a dark undercurrent rising in this text, an increasingly acute sense of mortality in a world "so full of pain it must sometimes make a kind of singing."
Field guide by Robert Hass ( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twentieth century pleasures : prose on poetry by Robert Hass ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of essays written during the last five years on the importance and vitality of poetry
Into the garden : a wedding anthology : poetry and prose on love and marriage ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poet's choice : poems for everyday life by Robert Hass ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems selected by Robert Hass during his tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate to appear in a syndicated newspaper column designed to introduce a poem a week to readers across the country
Praise by Robert Hass ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human wishes by Robert Hass ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek poets : Homer to the present by Peter (EDT)/ Hadas, Rachel (EDT)/ Keeley, Edmund (EDT)/ Van Dyck, Karen (EDT) Constantine ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extensive volume of Greek poetry includes more than one thousand entries spanning three millennia and many diverse traditions, in an anthology that includes works by such classic and modern writers as Sappho, Pindar, and Seferis
Facing the river : new poems by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poet of immense moral authority, in these later poems, the poems of old age, of a long look back at the catastrophic upheavals of the twentieth century, Milosz writes with amazing clarity and a precise vision. Despite the preponderance of his themes, he writes with the lightness of touch found only in the great masters. Using his own translations and those of Robert Hass, with whom he has worked closely, this volume achieves the one task that seems necessary and at the same time impossible - to invent a language comprehensible "to both the living and the dead."
Rock and hawk : a selection of shorter poems by Robinson Jeffers by Robinson Jeffers ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unattainable earth by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now & then : the Poet's Choice columns, 1997-2000 by Robert Hass ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former poet laureate profiles poets and poetry of the pre-September 11 world, in a volume that shares his observations written between early 1997 and the start of the millennium in the nationally syndicated column "Poet's choice," and includes evaluations of the work of many important authors, along with numerous selections from their works
The apple trees at Olema : new and selected poems by Robert Hass ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book includes work from the author's first five books, Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, Sun Under Wood, and Time and Materials, as well as new poems, including a suite of elegies, a series of poems in the form of notebook musings on the nature of storytelling, a suite of summer lyrics, and two experiments in pure narrative that meditate on personal relations in a violent world. His poems are a complex hybrid of the lyric line, with an unwavering fidelity to human and nonhuman nature, and formal variety and surprise, and a syntax capable of thinking through difficult things in ways that are both perfectly ordinary and really unusual. Over the years, he has added to these qualities a range and a formal restlessness that seem to come from a skeptical turn of mind, an acute sense of the artifice of the poem and of the complexity of the world of lived experience that a poem tries to apprehend. His work is grounded in the beauty of the physical world. His familiar landscapes include San Francisco, the northern California coast, the Sierra high country.. His themes include art, the natural world, desire, family life, the life between lovers, the violence of history, and the power and inherent limitations of language. He is a poet who is trying to say, as fully as he can, what it is like to be alive in his place and time. His style, formed in part by American modernism, in part by his long apprenticeship as a translator of the Japanese haiku masters and Czeslaw Milosz, combines intimacy of address, a quick intelligence, a virtuosic skill with long sentences, intense sensual vividness, and a light touch. From 1995-1997 he served as Poet Laureate of the United States. His books of poetry have received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and the National Book Award in 2008, the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996, and the William Carlos Williams Award in 1979
Road-side dog by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I went on a journey to acquaint myself with my province, in a two-horse wagon with a lot of fodder and a tin bucket rattling in the back. The bucket was required for the horses to drink from. I traveled through a country of hilts and pine groves that gave way to stretches of forest, where tangles of smoke hovered over the roofs of houses, as if they were on fire, for they were chimneyless cabins; I crossed districts of fields and lakes. It was so interesting to be moving, to give the horses their reins, and wait till, in the next valley, a village slowly appeared, or a park with the white spot of a manor inside it. And always we were barked at by a dog, assiduous in its duty. That was the beginning of the century; this is its end. I have been thinking not only of the people who lived there once but also of the generations of dogs accompanying them in their everyday bustle, and one night -- I don't know where it came from -- in a predawn sleep, that funny and tender phrase composed itself: a road-side dog
What light can do : essays on art, imagination, and the natural world by Robert Hass ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[A] collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography--with accompanying photos throughout"--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket
Selected poems, 1931-2004 by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected Poems: 1931-2004 celebrates Czeslaw Milosz's lifetime of poetry. Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of expression and probing inquiry. Life opened for Czeslaw Milosz at a crossroads of civilizations in northeastern Europe. This was less a melting pot than a torrent of languages and ideas, where old folk traditions met Catholic, Protestant, Judaic, and Orthodox rites. What unfolded next around him was a century of catastrophe and madness: two world wars, revolutions, invasions, and the murder of tens of millions, all set to a cacophony of hymns, gunfire, national anthems, and dazzling lies. In the thick of this upheaval, wide awake and in awe of living, dodging shrapnel, imprisonment, and despair, Milosz tried to understand both history and the moment, with humble respect for the suffering of each individual. He read voraciously in many languages and wrote masterful poetry that, even in translation, is infused with a tireless spirit and a penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name. Unflinching, outspoken, timeless, and unsentimental, Milosz digs through the rubble of the past, forging a vision--and a warning--that encompasses both pain and joy. His intellectual life, writes Seamus Heaney, could be viewed as a long single combat with shape-shifting untruth. --HarperCollins Publishers / Ecco Press
The separate notebooks by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on poetry by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Treatise on Poetry is a great poem about some of the most terrible events in the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the poem begins at the end of the nineteenth century as a comedy of manners and moves with a devastating momentum through World War I to the horror of World War II. Then it takes on directly and plainly the philosophical abyss into which the European cultures plunged." ""Author's Notes" on the poem appear at the end of the volume. A stunning literary composition, these notes stand alone as brilliant miniature portraits that magically re-create the lost world of prewar Europe."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Hass, Robert L., 1941-
Languages
English (165)
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