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A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, The Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem epub

by Donald Hall,Jane Kenyon


A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, The Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem epub

ISBN: 1555972918

ISBN13: 978-1555972912

Author: Donald Hall,Jane Kenyon

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Graywolf Press; 1st edition (August 1, 1999)

Pages: 248 pages

ePUB book: 1473 kb

FB2 book: 1595 kb

Rating: 4.7

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The book includes Kenyon's translations of the great Russian poet Anna . Including an introduction by Kenyon's husband and fellow poet, Donald Hall, and a bibliography of her publications, A Hundred White.

The book includes Kenyon's translations of the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, and insights into how Kenyon chose her as a muse. It presents a variety of Kenyon's prose pieces about the writing life, her spiritual life, her country community, her gardens- themes that readers will well remember from her poems. A Hundred White Daffodils is a companion volume that sheds illumination on a poet, and a woman, of great presence. Including an introduction by Kenyon's husband and fellow poet, Donald Hall, and a bibliography of her publications, A Hundred White Daffodils is a gift to all those devoted to Kenyon's poetry.

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Get this from a library! A hundred white daffodils : essays, interviews, the Akhmatova translations, newspaper columns, and one poem. Introduction, Donald Hall - Part 1: Twenty Poems Of Anna Akhmatova - Part 2: Gardens, The Church, And A Mountain - Good-by and keep cold - Moment of peonies - Phantom pruner - Notes of a novice hiker - South Danbury church fair - Childhood, when you are in it - Gabriel's

In A Hundred White Daffodils - an enlightening and typically endearing collection of prose and poetry - the .

In A Hundred White Daffodils - an enlightening and typically endearing collection of prose and poetry - the late author of five highly regarded books of verse reflects on her writing life, growing spirituality, passionate hobbies, and ultimately fatal struggle with leukemia. Jane Kenyon is one of the most beloved poets on the contemporary American scene; this book shows us why and how this came to be. NEW ITEMS.

Jane Kenyon - Jane Kenyon was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1947. In December 1993 she and Donald Hall were the subject of an Emmy Award-winning Bill Moyers documentary, "A Life Together. In 1995 Kenyon was named poet laureate of New Hampshire; she died later that year from leukemia, on April 22. Bibliography.

These uncommonly sage instructions appear in a piece titled Everything I Know About Writing Poetry - Kenyon’s notes for a lecture she delivered at a literary conference in 1991, a superb addition to this growing compendium of writers’ advice on the craft. Although her advice is aimed at poets, at its heart is tremendous wisdom that applies.

Kenyon's poems are filled with rural images: light streaming through a hayloft, shorn winter fields. A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, the Akhmatova translations, newspaper columns, notes, interviews, and one poem. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1999. She wrote frequently about wrestling with depression, which plagued her throughout her adult life. Kenyon's poem "Having it out with Melancholy" describes this struggle and the brief moments of happiness she felt when taking an MAOI, Nardil. Though a subtle faith permeates her poems, they are not overtly Christian. Anna Akhmatova, Twenty Poems.

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"There is something in me that will not be snuffed out," Jane Kenyon told Bill Moyers in an interview. And there is no better proof of that than the overwhelming response her poetry generates. Kenyon's last collection, Otherwise: New & Selected Poems, remains a phenomenon: a best-seller that testifies to the impact Kenyon has had on the poetic landscape.

A Hundred White Daffodils is a companion volume that sheds illumination on a poet, and a woman, of great presence. It offers glimpses into a life cut too short and traces the influences that created Kenyon's poetic voice. The book includes Kenyon's translations of the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, and insights into how Kenyon chose her as a muse. It presents a variety of Kenyon's prose pieces about the writing life, her spiritual life, her country community, her gardens-- themes that readers will well remember from her poems. Transcripts of interviews provide further understanding as Kenyon faces her struggle with depression and the losses wrought by illness. Finally, there is an unfinished, visionary poem that makes one wonder what might have been if Kenyon had been given the chance to create more poetry.

Including an introduction by Kenyon's husband and fellow poet, Donald Hall, and a bibliography of her publications, A Hundred White Daffodils is a gift to all those devoted to Kenyon's poetry.

I finished this book in one sitting. It was a very heartrending book and also fun and entertaining. Told about her move to another area in New England and how she melted right into the community and found the place to have a very creative and inspiring energy. I almost wanted to move there myself although I do not like the humidity or bugs in New England in the summer! Good read and the poetry was truthful!
These prose pieces by Jane Kenyon, accompanied by the re-publication of her fine translations of 20 poems by Akhmatova, are a great gift to lovers of her poetry and to others who may not know that work. Included are many small, occasional pieces she wrote for a local New England newspaper, many on her gardening and the local rural scene of the town in which she lived with her husband, the poet and essayaist Donald Hall; a few lectures on writing poetry; some interviews; and a final poem written soon before her early death by cancer. You feel the special and growing power of a unique and talented soul. There are few fireworks; it's not the dazzle of great figures of speech but the beauty and observational sensitivity of the truth of the domestic as it is embraced in her poetic soul that is so moving. One of my favorite books of the year.
Wonderful essays I didn't realize that Jane Kenyon had written. These essays read like prose poetry. Of course, the Akhmatova translations, although only 20, are a treasure.
I find her writing very engaging - from poetry to nature to interviews like with Bill mores. She openly shares her life, her struggles, her joys of moving to a rural community, her relationship. As a reader you feel you have gotten to spend time with Jane Kenyon through many phases of her life. I find her inspiring and intimately communicative and real about her personal world.
Why isn't this out on Kindle?!?! GRRRR.
This collection has a wonderful essay on peonies and since I have over 50 peonies in my garden, it resonates well, every May.
Jane Kenyon is beloved by many for her poetry. To get a wider picture of her life, I read this excellent book of prose.
I did my MFA Thesis on Jane Kenyon. She is my absolute favorite poet.