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Inner Voices

Selected Poems, 1963-2003

Inner Voices( )
Author: Howard, Richard
ISBN:978-0-374-52990-1
Publication Date:Oct 2005
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.00
Book Description:

The poems of Richard Howard are noted for their unique dramatic force and for preserving, in their graceful, exquisitely wrought lines, human utterance at its most urbane.Inner Voices, the first volume to draw together material from Howard's twelve books of poems, leaves no doubt as to why he has been called "a powerful presence in American poetry for 40 years" (The New York Times Book Review).

Book Details
Pages:440
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.98 Inches
Book Weight:1.23 Pounds
Author Biography
Howard, Richard (Author)
Richard Howard was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 13, 1929. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1951 and studied at the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the French Government in 1952-1953. He briefly worked as a lexicographer, but soon turned his attention to poetry and poetic criticism. His works include Trappings: New Poems; Like Most Revelations: New Poems; Selected Poems; No Traveler; Findings; Alone with America; and Quantities. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1969 for Untitled Subjects.

He is also a translator and published more than 150 translations from the French. He received the PEN Translation Prize in 1976 for his translation of E. M. Cioran's A Short History of Decay and the American Book Award for his 1983 translation of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. In 1982, he was named a Chevalier of L'Ordre National du Mérite by the government of France. He teaches in the Writing Division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University.

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