Stanley Burnshaw began to publish poems in the 1920s and founded his own verse journal in 1925. After serving as coeditor and drama critic of the New Masses weekly (1934-1936), he entered book publishing, directing the Dryden Press until 1958, when he joined Henry Holt. The first of his nineteen earlier works, AndrAc Spire and His Poetry, appeared in 1934 and the last in 1990, A Stanley Burnshaw Reader, with an introduction by Denis Donoghue. The present volume?the definitive Burnshaw collection?offers all the poems he wishes to preserve and a full representation of his prose, including My Friend, My Father in its entirety. The Collected Poems and Selected Prose is vital reading for anyone wishing to be fully acquainted with the man whom Karl Shapiro called qone of the best-respected men of letters of our time.qAnd certain phrases that looked easy in the dictionaries carried quite untranslatable connotations essential as meaning. ... And the allusions a though at times they might hold the key to the poem, they could not even be considered, since they stand outside the ... One poet-critic thought that the discussion should be made twice as searching, but he soon saw the unwisdom of trying to analyze too much.
|Title||:||The Collected Poems and Selected Prose|
|Publisher||:||University of Texas Press - 2002-08|