Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems

Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems

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Author/Contributor(s): Paglia, Camille
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 01/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

America's most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition--and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut--and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers--and continues to create generations of new ones.