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Strict Wildness: Discoveries in Poetry and History

Strict Wildness Discoveries in Poetry and History A reviewer once called Peter Viereck s thought not common sense but inspired electric common sense This volume of Viereck s selected essays on poetry and on history written between through

  • Title: Strict Wildness: Discoveries in Poetry and History
  • Author: Peter Viereck
  • ISBN: 9780765802941
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A reviewer once called Peter Viereck s thought not common sense but inspired, electric common sense This volume of Viereck s selected essays on poetry and on history, written between 1938 through 2004, exemplifies this quality Its main theme is suggested in Viereck s coined phrase strict wildness, which suggests a balance between restraint which by itself is staidA reviewer once called Peter Viereck s thought not common sense but inspired, electric common sense This volume of Viereck s selected essays on poetry and on history, written between 1938 through 2004, exemplifies this quality Its main theme is suggested in Viereck s coined phrase strict wildness, which suggests a balance between restraint which by itself is staid and rigid and passion which by itself is incoherent Frost called free verse tennis without the net Viereck calls dead mechanical form net without the tennis Strict wildness, then, is spontaneity of feeling within strict organic form The book explores questions of modernism and poetic craft with respect to American poetry It discusses the controversy over Ezra Pound s politics and its relation to his poetics, and the nearly forgotten poet Vachel Lindsay Viereck offers general views on poetics, including the fruitful tensions between form and content, and the impact of modern technology on poetic expression This book also discusses history and politics, and contains essays on McCarthyism, the Cold War, political conformity of the Left and Right, and issues of historiography and culture that define Viereck s highly individual, often critical brand of conservatism In treating representative trends and figures in conservative thought, Viereck insists on clear awareness of what exists to conserve, what ought to be conserved, and why it should be conserved In their range and originality, the writings brought together in Strict Wildness constitute an ideal introduction to Peter Viereck s literary and political thought It will be of interest to literary scholars, intellectual historians, and political scientists.

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    1. Peter Viereck

      Peter Robert Edwin Viereck August 5, 1916 May 13, 2006 , was an American poet and political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.Viereck was born in New York, the son of George Sylvester Viereck He received his B.A summa cum laude in history in 1937 from Harvard University He then specialized in European history, receiving his M.A in 1939 and his Ph.D in 1942 in history, again from Harvard.Viereck was prolific in his writing, publishing much since 1938 He was a respected poet, who published numerous poetry collections In addition, a number of his poems were first published in Poetry Magazine His collection of poetry, Terror and Decorum, won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Author of Metapolitics 1941 and Archer in the marrow, c1984 Biog resource center Contemp authors , Oct 7, 2005 Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, New York, N.Y Harvard University, Ph D 1942 William R Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979 Biog resource center Contemp authors , May 17, 2006 Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, New York, N.Y Harvard University, Ph D 1942 William R Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979 New York times WWW site, May 19, 2006 Peter Viereck Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, Manhattan d Saturday May 13, 2006 , South Hadley, Mass aged 89 noted historian, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, and founder of the mid 20th century American conservative movement who later denounced what he saw as its late 20th century excesses LC database, May 19, 2006 b hdg Viereck, Peter Robert Edwin, 1916 usage Peter Viereck predominant form , Peter Robert Edwin Viereck

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