search for books and compare prices
cover image
A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ecco Pr
Publication date April 25, 2017
Pages 176
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062332424
ISBN-10 0062332422
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

From the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, an illuminating dissection of poetic form, traditional and modern, for students, enthusiasts, and newcomers alike

In addition to his magisterial poetry, Robert Hass is beloved for his incisive, meditative criticism. A Little Book on Form takes up the central contradiction between poetry as genre and the poetics of the imagination. A wealth of vocabulary exists with which to talk about, map, and explain poetry in rigorous formal terms. But the more intuitive, creative aspects of a poet’s work and processes are more elusive: if the most interesting parts of form are those expressive, essential gestures inside it, how can we come to a better understanding of form as passion, as art?

A Little Book on Form brilliantly synthesizes Hass’s formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic. In suggestive, informal “notes," Hass breaks the idea of a poem down to its barest building blocks, from the one line haiku to the villanelle and sonnet. His approach singularly employs postmodern perspectives on shape, thought, feeling, content, and movement, calling on Catullus and Allen Ginsberg, Issa and Czeslaw Milosz. Begun as a project for students of poetry, A Little Book is anything but—Hass investigates the ancient roots of the poetic impulse, taking a wide-ranging look at the most intense experience of human thought and feeling in language.

A Little Book on Form is a rousing reexamination of our most enduring mode of literature from one of our greatest living poets, who “writes prose every bit as zestful, penetrating, and sure-footed as his poetry” (Booklist).

 



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780062332424 Book cover for 9780317199611
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Ecco Pr (April 25, 2017)
9780062332424 | details & prices | 176 pages | List price $24.99
About: From the former U.
With Erich Von Daniken | from Pubn Development Co (June 1, 1985); titled "Chariots of the Gods"
9780317199611 | details & prices | List price $28.50
This edition also contains Chariots of the Gods
About: THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLERThe groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.