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Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy (New California Poetry #27) (Paperback)

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Description


This compelling selection of recent work by internationally celebrated poet Keith Waldrop presents three related poem sequences—"Shipwreck in Haven," "Falling in Love through a Description," and "The Plummet of Vitruvius"—in a virtuosic poetic triptych. In these quasi-abstract, experimental lines, collaged words torn from their contexts take on new meanings. Waldrop, a longtime admirer of such artists as the French poet Raymond Queneau and the American painter Robert Motherwell, imposes a tonal override on purloined materials, yet the originals continue to show through. These powerful poems, at once metaphysical and personal, reconcile Waldrop's romantic tendencies with formal experimentation, uniting poetry and philosophy and revealing him as a transcendentalist for the new millennium.

About the Author


Keith Waldrop, Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities at Brown University, has published more than a dozen works each of original poetry and translations. His first book, A Windmill Near Calvary, was shortlisted for the 1968 National Book Award. Recent books include The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with Sample Poems, The House Seen from Nowhere, and a translation of The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire.

Praise For…


“Waldrop has long been a major force in American avant-garde poetics, and this substantial new volume is big news indeed. . . . Entrancing.” Starred Review

— Publishers Weekly

“These poems demand a certain reverence.”

— Bookforum

"A complex, absorbing work."

— Providence Sunday Journal

“Impressive.”

— Poets & Writers Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520258785
ISBN-10: 0520258789
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2009
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: New California Poetry