Howard Nemerov - American Writers 70: University of by Peter Meinke

By Peter Meinke

Howard Nemerov - American Writers 70 used to be first released in 1968. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

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The Homecoming Game. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. A Commodity of Dreams, fc Other Stories. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949OTHER PROSE Poetry and Fiction: Essays. : Rutgers University Press, 1963Journal of the Fictive Life. : Rutgers University Press, 1965EDITED VOLUMES Longfellow. New York: Dell, 1959. Poets on Poetry. New York: Basic Books, 1965. CURRENT AMERICAN REPRINTS The Next Room of the Dream. Chicago: Phoenix (University of Chicago Press). 45. New 6- Selected Poems. Chicago: Phoenix.

Wright, James. "Some Recent Poetry," Sewanee Review, 66:657-68 (OctoberDecember 1958).

The most surprising aspect of the book, however, is its sexual frankness, an area in which Nemerov has previously been reticent. Journal of the Fictive Life is the record of a disturbed man who turns the rather awesome battery of his intelligence inward on his own mind, seeking the source of his disturbance. But the source is, simply, his humanness; here also is the source of reconciliation, as the Journal ends with the birth of Nemerov's son and a hopeful pointing toward the "magical poetry" of Shakespeare's Last Plays.

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