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Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth

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Published by A New Directions Book in New York .
Written in English

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Statementedited by Bradford Morrow
The Physical Object
Pagination152 p.
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24710832M
ISBN 100811209164

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  The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor: 'Gradualism' by Kenneth Rexroth, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, October 8,   Author of Beyond the mountains, One hundred poems from the Japanese, One hundred poems from the Chinese, An autobiographical novel, Sky, sea, birds, trees, earth, house, beasts, flowers, Bird in the bush, American poetry in .

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Poet, translator, essayist, and voracious reader––Kenneth Rexroth was an omnivore in the fields of literature. The brief, radiant essays of Classics Revisited discuss sixty key books that are, for Rexroth, “basic documents in the history of the imagination.” Ranging from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Huckleberry Finn, these pieces (each about five pages long) originally appeared in the 5/5(6).

Kenneth Rexroth was born in South Bend, Indiana and frequently moved around the Midwest during his childhood. He led a tumultuous life that included being orphaned at 14, constant traveling both in the US and abroad, intense political activism, and four marriages.

He was largely self-educated and fluent in a number of languages; his work addressed and incorporated. Poet-essayist Kenneth Rexroth () was a high-school dropout, disillusioned ex-Communist, pacifist, anarchist, rock-climber, critic and translator, mentor, Catholic-Buddhist spiritualist and a prominent figure of San Francisco's Beat is regarded as a central figure of the San Francisco Renaissance and is among the first American poets to explore /5(29).

Kenneth Rexroth has books on Goodreads with ratings. Kenneth Rexroth’s most popular book is In the Sierra: Mountain Writings. Looking for books Kenneth Rexroth book Kenneth Rexroth. See all books authored by Kenneth Rexroth, including One Hundred Poems from the Chinese (New Directions Book), and The Selected Poems of Kenneth Rexroth, and more on Kenneth Rexroth was an American poet, translator and critical essayist.

He was among the first poets in the United States to explore traditional Japanese poetic themes and forms. He is regarded as a chief figure in the San Francisco Renaissance/5.

The New British Poets, An Anthology by Kenneth (editor) Rexroth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at These excerpts, though extensive, comprise less than a fifth of Kenneth Rexroth book Rexroth’s autobiography.

I have tried to present a representative sampling of his adventures, but there are hundreds of other fascinating anecdotes in the book, and many of Rexroth’s explorations in all sorts of areas, political, philosophical, literary, artistic or.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Kenneth Rexroth books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The lyrical world of Chinese poetry in faithful translations by Kenneth Rexroth. The lyric poetry of Tu Fu ranks with the greatest in all world literature.

Across the centuries—Tu Fu lived in the T'ang Dynasty ()—his poems come through to us with an immediacy that is breathtaking in Kenneth Rexroth's English : New Directions Publishing Corporation. Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone.

Progressive in terms of environmental ethics and comparable to the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth’s poetry and prose described the way Californians have always experienced and loved the High : New Directions Publishing Corporation.

The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama.

The translator's introduction gives us basic background on the history and nature of 3/5(3). Kenneth Rexroth was born in South Bend, Indiana, and worked at a wide variety of jobs, being largely self-educated. In the late s, he won a number of awards, including an Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award.

Comments about Thou Shalt Not Kill by Kenneth Rexroth. Chris Robideaux (10/29/ AM) Rexroth at his very best. A preternaturally insightful tribute to the son of the wave.

Reply/5. About Rexroth: The Relevance of Rexroth (complete book by Ken Knabb) Éloge de Kenneth Rexroth (same book in French) Erotismo, Misticismo y Revolución (same book in Spanish) A Clueless Life of Kenneth Rexroth (Knabb’s review of Hamalian’s biography) Discovering Rexroth (chapter from Knabb’s autobiography) Interview with Rexroth (David.

Kenneth Rexroth’s One Hundred Poems from the Japanese () proved such an extremely popular book that he put together a sequel. The poems are representative of a large range of classical, medieval, and modern poetry, but the emphasis, as in his companion Chinese collections ( and ), is on folk songs and love lyrics.

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Kenneth Rexroth was one of the twentieth century's great literary minds, the author of fifty-four volumes of poetry, essays, and translations from a dozen languages. The Complete Poems collects all the poetry he is known to have written, including early work that appeared in revolutionary magazines and a few later uncollected poems.

About this Item: New Directions, New York, NY, Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A wonderful volume, translated by the renowned Kenneth Rexroth, from Chinese to English; the book consists of two parts: Part One has 35 poems by the great Tu Fu of the T'ang Dynesty and Part Two is a selection of poetry from the Sung Dynasty, most of it never in English before.

KENNETH REXROTH: In the early thirties Ezra Pound wrote me a letter and said that Gorham Munson was starting what Westbrook Pegler called a “butcher paper magazine” with a Social Credit bias.

The literary editor was a brilliant young prep school student at one of the most fashionable prep schools in the country. Labor power on the market, Firepower on the battlefield, It is all one merely two Aspects of the same monster. The Dragon and the Unicorn.

Kenneth Rexroth was born in in Indiana, into a family that had a long line of freethinkers, feminists. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gibson, Morgan, Kenneth Rexroth. New York, Twayne Publishers [].