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ISBN:0226572439
Author: Howard Nemerov
ISBN13: 978-0226572437
Title: War Stories: Poems about Long Ago and Now
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Language: English
Category: Poetry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (December 17, 1990)
Pages: 70

War Stories: Poems about Long Ago and Now by Howard Nemerov



Howard Nemerov has written often about wars great and small, the overtly political and the deeply personal. But only with the passage of time, a heightening of technique and deepening of insight, has he been able to write from his experience in World War II as he does here, where historical past and personal history finally dovetail. From "The War in the Heavens" to "The W Howard Nemerov has written often about wars great and small, the overtly political and the deeply personal

Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920– July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977), he won the National Book Award for Poetry, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Bollingen Prize. Nemerov was brother to photographer Diane Nemerov Arbus and father to art historian Alexander Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art and American Studies at Stanford University. Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920– July 5, 1991) was an American poet.

Howard Nemerov (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0226572437. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Series: Poems about Long Ago and Now. Paperback: 70 pages. Publisher: University of Chicago Press (December 17, 1990).

Publication date 1987. Publisher Chicago : University of Chicago Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL). Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on November 19, 2014.

Howard Nemerov has written often about wars great and small, the overtly political and the deeply personal.

The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov presented verse from all of the earlier volumes and its publication in 1977 spurred a re-evaluation of Nemerov’s work. Phoebe Pettingell noted in the New Leader that the book showed a gradual intensifying of a unified perspective, the poet’s obsession with the theme of man’s sometimes tragic, sometimes ludicrous relation to history, death and the universe. Also author of War Stories: Poems about Long Ago and Now, 1987.

War Stories draws on Nemerov's war experiences and addresses illusions and misconceptions about war and military life. In the poem "The War in the Air," for example, Nemerov declared, "That was the good war, the war we won, As if there were no death, for goodness' sake. War Stories: Poems about Long Ago and Now 1987. Trying Conclusions: New and Selected Poems, 1961-.

The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. Howard Nemerov is a witty, urbane, thoughtful poet, grounded in the classics, a master of the craft. It is refreshing to read his work. - -Minneapolis Tribune "The world causes in Nemerov a mingled revulsion and love, and a hopeless hope is the most attractive quality in his poems, which slowly turn obverse to reverse, seeing the permanence of change, the vices of virtue, the evanescence of solidities and the errors of truth  . David, his father, served as president and chairman of the board of Russeks, a now defunct but once prestigious retail store, where he earned the reputation of "Merchant Prince.

About Howard Nemerov: Poems Poem Text Howard Nemerov: Poems Summary Character List Glossary Themes Quotes Analysis Symbols, Allegory and Motifs Literary Elements Essay Questions. Howard Nemerov: Poems Background. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful of their contributions and encourage you to make your own. Written by people who wish to remain anonymous. A life-long practitioner of formalist poetry, which advocates traditional forms of verse with respect to meter, Nemerov served in the US Air Force in the Second World War and taught English at several universities, including Washington University in St Louis, alongside publishing several collections of poetry up until his death in 1991.

Nemerov has published 26 books. His volume, "The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov," won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. He has also been the recipient of the Bollingen Prize for Poetry and a Guggenheim and was the first winner of the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Nemerov has been the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis since 1976

Howard Nemerov has written often about wars great and small, the overtly political and the deeply personal. But only with the passage of time, a heightening of technique and deepening of insight, has he been able to write from his experience in World War II as he does here, where historical past and personal history finally dovetail. From "The War in the Heavens" to "The War in the Streets," Nemerov chronicles with devastating grace the harrowing of life."These new poems of Howard Nemerov are the poems of a master at his best. What is more, they are accessible. They speak out in a beautiful unclouded voice of the experience of a flyer of the Second World War. Although as 'war poems' they take their place among the best of that genre, they resonate far beyond their history with an arresting immediacy."—Karl Shapiro"Nemerov is the poet of our sanity, his the vision of the heroic ordinary. . . . Forty years after W. W. II, Nemerov's experiences in that war translate into timeless poetry. . . . Nemerov's poetry will outlast our generation: to read it now is to take part in something of ourselves and our world that will—and should—endure."—The Virginia Quarterly Review"Throughout all his verse, formal language sets up a proscenium, keeping sentiment at a distance. In this elegant theatre, he tells stories that always, first, are works of art."—Denise Low, Kansas City Star