Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill (A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts) by Helen Vendler
Princeton University Press; First Edition | March 21, 2010 | English | ISBN: 0691145342 | 168 pages | PDF | 743 KB
In Last Looks, Last Books, the eminent critic Helen Vendler examines the ways in which five great modern American poets, writing their final books, try to find a style that does justice to life and death alike. With traditional religious consolations no longer available to them, these poets must invent new ways to express the crisis of death, as well as the paradoxical coexistence of a declining body and an undiminished consciousness.