Selected Poems, 1930-1965

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  • Title: Selected Poems, 1930-1965
  • Author: Richard Eberhart
  • ISBN: 9780811200356
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Richard Eberhart

    In his varied, century long life, Eberhart was a tutor in the household of the king of Siam Thailand , the vice president of his wife s family floor wax company and poet in residence at Dartmouth College, N.H But he was chiefly a poet and teacher, one of the most prominent of the group which came to notice in the years before Wold War II, publishing his first book of poetry, A Bravery of Earth, in 1930.Eberhart reached the pinnacle of his success in the 1960s and 1970s, when he won the Pulitzer Prize 1966 and the National Book Award 1977 for poetry collections.

    513 Comment

    • Wanda said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 20:03 PM

      Eberhart writes with precision and clarity, in some ways rather like an unsentimental Robinson Jeffers. His poem, "Flux" has somehow insinuated itself into my thinking and contains three lines that more often than any other lines of poetry I find myself repeating under my breath as I observe life.“Life is stranger than any of us expected,There is a somber, imponderable fate.Enigma rules, and the heart has no certainty.”"The Fury of Aerial Bombardment" is one of the more affecting poems in th [...]

    • Kristina said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 20:03 PM

      I felt many of Eberhart's poems reflected the general feelings of the world at the time of the Great Depression as well as post-WWII (arguably post-WWI, also). Not a bad read overall, but not my favorite either.

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