On the Laws of the Poetic Art


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In these engaging lectures, the eminent poet Anthony Hecht explores the art of poetry in its own right and in relation to the other fine arts. While the problems he treats entail both philosophic and theoretical discussion, he never allows abstract speculation to overshadow his respect for and delight in the written texts that he introduces - or in the specific examples of painting and music to which he refers. After discussing the links between literature (with special reference to poetry) and painting, and between ...

On the Laws of the Poetic Art 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691043630