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Guy Davenport

Guy Davenport

·4.28·5,577 Ratings
“ The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ” ― Chinese Proverb
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  • Glass, Irony and God

    1995·
    ·4.32·2,548 Ratings
    Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of C
  • Lectures on Don Quixote

    1984·
    ·3.9·257 Ratings
    A master teacher and critic as well as a novelist, Nabokov created a fastidiously shaped series of lectures based on a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of the Spanish classic, recording his insights as he proceeded. Since his teaching methods relied heavily on
  • 7 Greeks

    1995·
    ·4.47·207 Ratings
    Here is a colorful variety pf works by seven Greek poets and philosophers who lived from the eighth to the third centuries BC. Salvaged from shattered pottery vases and tattered scrolls of papyrus, everything decipherable from the remains of these ancient
  • The Hunter Gracchus: And Other Papers on Literature and Art

    1997·
    ·4.24·83 Ratings
    Ranging over art and architecture, religion, and literature, these essays create an extraordinary collage of ideas, commentary, and criticism from one of this country's most brilliant writers. An eclectic stylist who crafts sentences like no one else, Dav
  • The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays

    1981·
    ·4.43·322 Ratings
    In the 40 essays that constitute this collection, Guy Davenport, one of America's major literary critics, elucidates a range of literary history, encompassing literature, art, philosophy and music, from the ancients to the grand old men of modernism.
  • Da Vinci's Bicycle

    1997·
    ·4.19·73 Ratings
    Esteemed writer and translator Guy Davenport's brilliant story collection, first published in 1979, is recognized today as a classic of American fiction. Written with tremendous wit, intelligence, and verve, the stories are based on historical figures who
  • The Next American Essay

    2003·
    ·4.14·783 Ratings
    In this singular collection, John D'Agata takes a literary tour of lyric essays written by the masters of the craft. Beginning with 1975 and John McPhee's ingenious piece, "The Search for Marvin Gardens," D'Agata selects an example of creative nonfiction
  • Every Force Evolves a Form: Twenty Essays

    1987·
    ·4.48·110 Ratings
    Guy Davenport demonstrates his unparalleled critical vision as he interprets art, literature, and culture In this collection of 20 essays, Guy Davenport applies his insightful gaze and critical wisdom to topics including modern art and the effects of the
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