The World Below the Window: Poems 1937-1997

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William Jay Smith melds an array of influences - from the French Symbolists to W. H. Auden and Wallace Stevens - into his own unmistakable voice, moving powerfully from the compressed, dark lyrics of his pre-World War II poetry ( "Quail in Antumn" ) to experiments with a long, free-verse line in the 1960's ( "The Tin Can" ). Here are memorable lyrics that capture the horror of World War II ( "Dark Valentine: War Poems" ) and hilarious light verse ( "The Tall Poets" ") that exhibits the wit that has enlivened even Smith's ...

The World Below the Window: Poems 1937-1997 2001, Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801867835

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The World Below the Window: Poems 1937-1997 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801858598

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