Uniting the voices of thirty master poets, To a Nightingale traces the presence of literature's most celebrated bird from Sappho's fragments to the verse of Borges.
The collection reveals a time-honored, poetic discussion of grief, solitude, beauty, song, and artistic expression—a discussion that moved history's greatest literary minds to create their greatest works.
As Keats writes in his famous ode: "Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird...The voice I hear this passing night was heard in ancient days." His sentiment resounds throughout this book, echoing through the words of Milton, Shakespeare, Virgil, and other luminaries whose work directed the course of world literature. Bound by a common reverence for the nightingale's unchanging music, each author seems to speak intimately to the other, their sentiments resonating beautifully despite the passage of centuries.
To a Nightingale is a powerful homage that inspires appreciation not only for the nightingale herself, but also for the poets who collectively made her song sacred to us. This book will appeal to anyone seeking a glimpse into the world of celebrated poetry.
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Edward Hirsch is the author of six books of poems and most recently Poet's Choice. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. He has been a professor of English at Wayne State University and the University of Houston, and is currently the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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Descripción Braziller. 1 Cloth(s), 2007. hard. Estado de conservación: New. Uniting the works of 30 poets, the author of the bestselling Poet's Choice and How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry traces the image of the nightingale through two-and-a-half millennia of literature, in which the songbird has been used to signify love, joy, and sorrow. Here of course is John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale," along with Christina Rossetti's "Twilight Calm," Hafiz's "Here Will I Take My Rest," and a selection from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Other authors represented include Sophocles, William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Heinrich Heine, Marie de France, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. 104. Nº de ref. de la librería 72834
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