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Duncan, Robert 1919-1988

Overview
Works: 980 works in 1,941 publications in 3 languages and 40,286 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Essays  Drama  Gay poetry  Biographies  Catalogs  Parodies, imitations, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Signer, Author of screenplay, Producer, Contributor, Honoree, Director, Narrator, Collector, Illustrator, Interviewee, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3507.U629, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Duncan
The H.D. book by Robert Duncan( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What began in 1959 as a simple homage to the modernist poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) developed into an expansive and unique quest for a poetics that would fuel Duncan's great work into the 1960s and 1970s. A meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the writings of H.D., Djuna Barnes, Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Virginia Woolf, and many others, Duncan's wide-ranging work is especially notable for illuminating the role women played in creating literary modernism"--Publisher description
Roots and branches : poems by Robert Duncan( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening of the field by Robert Duncan( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book includes short lyric poems, a recurring sequence of prose poems called The Structure of Rime, and a long poem called Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar
Bending the bow by Robert Duncan( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining persons : Robert Duncan's lectures on Charles Olson by Robert Duncan( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Duncan's nine lectures on Charles Olson, delivered intermittently from 1961 to 1983, explore the modernist literary background and influences of Olson's influential 1950 essay "Projective Verse." These transcribed talks pay tribute to Olson and expand our knowledge of Duncan's vision of modernist writing."--
Ground work : before the war by Robert Edward Duncan( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derivations : selected poems, 1950-1956 by Robert Edward Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground work II : in the dark by Robert Edward Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictive certainties : essays by Robert Duncan( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years as catches : first poems, 1939-1946 by Robert Duncan( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Duncan( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 351 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
A selected prose by Robert Duncan( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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."
Selected poems by Robert Duncan( Book )

30 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar's gate : poems, 1949-50 by Robert Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single source : the early poems of William Everson, (1934-1940) by William Everson( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first decade : selected poems, 1940-1950 by Robert Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays and other prose by Robert Edward Duncan( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in the Collected Writings of Robert Duncan series gathers a far-reaching selection of Robert Duncan's prose writings including most of his longer and more well-known essays along with other prose that has never been widely available. Ranging in original publication dates between 1940 and 1985, the forty-one titles reveal a great deal about Duncan's life in poetry--including his impressions of poets whose work he admires, both contemporaries and precursors. Evocative and eclectic, this work delineates the intellectual contexts and sources of Duncan's poetics, and opens a window onto the literary communities in which he participated.--Amazon.com
The collected later poems and plays by Robert Duncan( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profoundly original yet insistent on the derivative quality of his work, transgressive yet affirmative of tradition, Robert Duncan (1919-1988) was a generative force among American poets, and his poetry and poetics establish him as a major figure in mid- and late- 20th-century American letters. This second volume of Robert Duncan's collected poetry and plays presents authoritative annotated texts of both collected and uncollected work from his middle and late writing years (1958-1988), with commentaries on each of the five books from this period: The Opening of the Field, Roots and Branches, Bending the Bow, and the two volumes of Ground Work. The biographical and critical introduction discusses Duncan as a late Romantic and postmodern American writer; his formulation of a homosexual poetics; his development of the serial poem; the notation and centrality of sound as organizing principle; his relations with such fellow poets as Robin Blaser, Charles Olson, and Jack Spicer; his indebtedness to Alfred North Whitehead; and his collaborations with the painter Jess Collins, his lifelong partner. Texts include his anti-war poems of the 1960s and 70s, his homages to Dante and other canonical poets, and his translations from the French of Gérard de Nerval, as well as the complete Structure of Rime and Passages series.--Amazon.com
Jess : O! Tricky cad & other Jessoterica by Jess( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 226 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
 
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Bending the bow
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The opening of the fieldBending the bowImagining persons : Robert Duncan's lectures on Charles OlsonGround work : before the warGround work II : in the darkSelected poemsSelected poemsCollected essays and other prose
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Данкен Роберт

رابرت دانکن شاعر آمریکایی

روبرت دونكان شاعر أمريكي

ロバート・ダンカン (詩人)

羅伯特·鄧肯

Languages
English (361)

French (2)

German (1)