Insane Devotion

Insane Devotion

On the Writing of Gerald Stern

eBook - 2016
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Gerald Stern has been a significant presence and an impassioned and idiosyncratic voice in twentieth and twenty-first-century American poetry. Insane Devotion is a retrospective of his career and features fourteen writers, critics, and poets examining the themes, stylistic traits, and craft of a poet who has shaped and inspired American verse for generations. The essays and interviews in Insane Devotion paint a broad picture of a man made whole by the influence of the written word. They touch on the contentious and nuanced stance of Judaism in the breadth of Stern's work and explore Stern's capacious memory and his use of personal history to illuminate our common humanity. What is revealed is a poet of complexity and heart, often tender, often outraged. As Philip Levine writes in his lyrical foreword to the volume, Stern is both sweet and spiky, 'a born teacher who can teach me to see the universe in an acorn and hear the music of the lost in an empty Pepsi can.'
Publisher: [United States] : Trinity University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
ISBN: 1595347690
9781595347695
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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