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The Guy Davenport Reader - a book by Davenport, Guy

The Guy Davenport Reader

The Guy Davenport Reader( )
Prologue by: Reese, Eric
Author: Davenport, Guy
ISBN:978-1-61902-103-7
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Counterpoint LLC
Imprint:Counterpoint
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

"The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle and a horse, though explicable by historical moment, necessity, and destiny, is before all else a difference of imagination. The imagination is like the drunk man who has lost his watch, and must get drunk again to find it. It is as intimate as speech and custom, and to...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.43 x 9.03 x 1.36 Inches
Book Weight:1.54 Pounds
Author Biography
Davenport, Guy (Prologue by)
Author, artist, literary critic and translator Guy Davenport was born on November 23, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1948 and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Literature from Merton College, Oxford University in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1961. He taught English at several universities from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He received numerous awards including the O. Henry Award for short stories, the 1981 Morton Douwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and translation awards from PEN and the Academy of American Poets. He died on January 4, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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