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The collected poems of Howard Nemerov.

Nemerov, Howard (Author).
Book Book (1977.)
Description: xviii, 516 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977.
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  • ISBN: 0226572587 :
General Note: Includes index.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 1978.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1978
Contents: The Image and the law (1947) -- I. Europe -- The frozen city -- From a record of disappointment -- The truth of the matter -- Two poems -- The stare of the man from the provinces -- Portrait of three conspirators -- The triumph of education -- In the glass of fashion -- Who did not die in vain -- The place of value -- Under the bell jar -- The master at a Mediterranean port -- Paraphrase from notebooks -- The situation does not change -- 2. Observation of October -- Metropolitan Sunday -- Warning : children at play -- Two side to an outside : meditation from Empson -- A morality -- Epitaph on a philosopher the reports of whose death have been grossly minimized -- The Baron Baedeker blew his nose and, sighing, departed -- Crocodile at the ancient tombs -- Glass dialectic -- Refusal of a kindness offered -- A chromium-plated hat : inlaid with scenes from Siegfried -- History of a literary movement -- 3. Autumnal -- For the squadron -- For W..., who commanded well -- September shooting -- The soldier who lived through the war -- According to his seasons -- To the memory of John Wheelwright -- Anniversary -- Lot's wife -- An old photograph -- The photograph of a girl -- On reading, "The Love and death of Cornet Christopher Rilke" -- Sestina I -- Sestina II -- The fortune teller -- Advice from the holy tomb -- Unscientific postscript.
Guide to the ruins (1950) -- Guide to the ruins -- The second-best bed -- A poem of Margery Kempe -- A song of degrees -- On a text : Jonah IV, xi -- Nicodemus -- To the Babylonians -- Virgin and martyr -- Mars -- Peace in our time -- Song -- The bacterial war -- Redeployment -- To a friend -- Grand Central, with soldiers, in early morning -- A fable of the war -- The hero comes home in his hamper, and is exhibited at the World's Fair -- The brief journey west -- Succession -- Fragment from correspondence -- Fables of the Moscow subway -- The old country -- Trial and death, a double feature -- Sonnet -- Carol -- Sonnet at Easter -- Elegy of last resort -- Still life I -- Still life II -- Still life III -- The lives of gulls and children -- The earthquake in the west -- Praising the poets of that country -- Madrigal -- Four sonnets -- The ecstasies of dialectic -- Antigone -- Sonnet -- A lean and hungry look -- The phoenix -- The salt garden (1955) -- 1. Fall song -- The winter lightning -- Zalmoxis -- Dandelions -- Midsummer's day -- The first leaf -- Sunday at the end of summer -- A harvest home -- The cuckoo king -- The pond -- 2. The scales of the eyes -- 3. The salt garden -- The sanctuary -- The gulls -- I only am escaped alone to tell thee -- The goose fish -- 4. Dialectical songs -- Returning to Europe -- Armistice -- The vacuum -- Young woman -- Instructions for use of this toy -- An issue of life -- Dialogue -- The deposition -- 5. The snow globe -- An old picture -- Central Park -- The quarry -- Truth -- The market-place -- The book of Kells -- The priest's curse on dancing -- Sleeping beauty -- Deep woods.
Mirrors and windows (1958) -- 1. The mirror -- Trees -- The town dump -- The sunglasses -- Storm windows -- Shells -- The statues in the public gardens -- A day on the big branch -- An old warplane -- Sandpipers -- A clock with no hands -- 2. Lightning storm on Fugi -- Home for the holidays -- The loon's cry -- Sunderland -- Moses -- Ahasuerus -- Orphic scenario -- 3. The wheel king -- Distraction -- False Solomon's seal -- The murder of William Remington -- The old soldiers' home -- Suburban prophecy -- A primer of the daily round -- Epigrams -- The fourth of July -- Reflexions on the seizure of the Suez -- Seven macabre songs -- A singular metamorphosis -- Lore -- Drama -- Tale -- Endegeeste -- Moonshine -- Canossa -- Student dies in 100 yard dash -- 4. Maia -- Cloud seeding -- The map-maker on his art -- Brainstorm -- Limits -- To Lu Chi -- Art song -- Writing -- Painting a mountain stream -- Sarabande -- Steps for dancer -- The dancer's reply -- Holding the mirror up to nature -- New poems (1960) -- Moment -- Runes -- On certain wits -- To H.M. -- Maestria -- Going away -- Life cycle of common man -- Boom! -- Mrs. Mandrill -- The view from an attic window -- Death and the maiden -- Angel and stone -- The remorse for time -- Mousemeal -- The icehouse in summer.
The next room of the dream (1962) -- 1. Effigies -- To Clio, muse of history -- Santa Claus -- To the mannequins -- Fontenelle -- The iron characters -- Don Juan to the statue -- Journey of the snowmen -- The Daily Globe -- A picture -- Nothing will yield -- One forever alien -- A predecessor of Perseus -- 2. Emblems -- A spell before winter -- Human things -- Winter exercise -- Idea -- Somewhere -- De Anima -- The dial tone -- Goldfish -- Polonius passing through a stage -- The view from Pisgah -- Maiden with orb and planets -- The first point of Aries -- The dragonfly -- The junction, on a warm afternoon -- Blue suburban -- These words also -- Vermeer -- At a country hotel -- The end of summer school -- Burning the leaves -- Elegy for a nature poet --The fall again -- 3. Vaudeville & Critique -- Lot later -- The private eye -- To David, about his education -- An interview -- Gnomes -- Realities -- Debate with the rabbi -- To the Bleeding Hearts Association of American novelists -- The poet at forty -- From the desk of the Laureate : for immediate release -- Make big money at home! Write poems in spare time! -- On the threshold of his greatness, the poet comes down with a sore throat -- Metamorphoses -- Lion & honeycomb -- 4 Endor -- 5 Cain.
The blue swallows (1967) 1. Legends -- The first day -- Creation of anguish -- Landscape with figures -- The distances they keep -- Learning by doing -- In the commercial gardens -- The cherry tree -- A life -- Growing a ghost -- Epitaph -- The view -- The human condition -- The companions -- Sarajevo -- This, that & the other -- To a scholar in the stacks -- Lobsters -- An old colonial imperialist -- Beyond the pleasure principle -- Departure of the ships -- 2. The great society -- The night before Christmas -- Sunday -- Enthusiasm for hats -- A way of life -- Money -- Make love not war -- A Negro cemetery next to a White one -- At the airport -- Presidential address to a party of exiles -- To the governor & legislature of Massachusetts -- A full professor -- Grace to be said before committee meetings -- A relation of art and life -- A modern poet -- On the platform -- Cybernetics -- Keeping informed in D.C. -- The great society, mark X -- The dream of flying comes of age -- Grace to be said at the supermarket -- August, 1945 -- Christmas morning -- 3. Figures -- The flame of a candle -- Between the window and the screen -- Decorated skull in a university museum -- Dead river -- The ropes's end -- Projection -- In the black museum -- The race -- Sightseers -- Thought -- Style -- Celestial globe -- One way.
4. The blue swallows -- The blue swallows -- The May Day dancing -- The breaking of rainbows -- The beekeeper speaks...and is silent -- The mud turtle -- Summer's elegy -- Two girls -- For Robert Frost, in the Autumn, in Vermont -- The sweeper of ways -- Small moment -- Firelight in sunlight -- Interiors -- Gnomes & occasions (1973) -- 1. Quaerendo invenietis -- Prism -- One moment in eternity -- A memory of my friend -- Solipsism & solecism -- Philosophy -- The God of this world -- Extract from memoirs -- Being of three minds -- Lines & circularities -- Brueghel: the triumph of time -- Druidic rimes -- 2. Zander on God -- The death of God -- Power to the people -- Morning sun -- The poverty programs -- On getting out of Vietnam -- Thirtieth anniversary report of the class of '41 -- New weapons in the old war -- History of hair from World War II to the present -- Of experience -- The most expensive picture in the world -- On being a member of the jury for a poetry prize -- Mystery story -- Ars poetica -- What kind of guy was he? -- To my least favorite reviewer -- To the poets -- Epitaph -- 3. The tapestry -- A riddle the Sphinx forgot -- Small moon -- September, the first day of school -- After commencement -- On being asked for a peace poem -- The world as Brueghel imagined it -- Two views of a philosopher -- To D..., dead by her own hand -- Hope -- The painter dreaming in the scholar's house -- Myth & ritual -- The crossing -- Late butterflies -- The rent in the screen -- The beautiful lawn sprinkler -- The puzzler -- Snowflakes -- Threshold -- Kicks -- Creation myth on a moebius band -- Behavior -- The poet as Eagle Scout -- Questions -- Analogue -- Above -- Knowledge -- Hide & seek -- Beginner's guide.
The western approaches (1975) -- 1. The way -- Fugue -- Late late show --The doomsday books -- Strange metamporphosis of poets -- Cosmic comics -- The metaphysical automobile -- Watching football on TV -- Route two -- Ozymandias II -- He -- Two pair -- Nebuchadnezzar, solus -- Einstein & Freud & Jack -- Waiting rooms -- Capitals -- Critics -- Novelists -- Wolves in the zoo -- The common wisdom -- The western approaches -- A memory of the war -- To the rulers -- Boy with Book of Knowledge -- Amnesty -- Eve -- Pockets -- Hero with girl and Gorgon -- The backward look -- 2. The ground -- The dependencies -- Figures of thought -- Late summer -- A cabinet of seeds displayed -- Flower arrangements -- Walking down Westgate in the fall -- Ginkgoes in fall -- Again -- The consent -- Equations of a villanelle -- A common saw -- Near the old people's home -- Nature morte -- Seeing things -- First snow -- Childhood (a translation of Rainer Maria's Rilke's "Kindheit") -- 3. The mind -- Casting -- Fiction -- Reflexion of a novelist -- The weather of the world -- There -- Nightmare -- Exasperations of a novelist -- Learning the trees -- Conversing with paradise -- Playing the inventions -- The measure of poetry -- The four ages -- The thought of trees -- Drawing lessons -- Du reve, de la mathematique, et de la mort -- Translation -- Speculation -- Gyroscope -- Playing skittles -- TV -- The spy -- The old days -- Aftermath -- The banquet (a translation of Dante Alighieri's Convito, Dissertation 2, Canzone 1) -- An ending -- Origin -- Plane.
Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1978
Alternate Title: Poems of Howard Nemerov
Citation: Nemerov, Howard. "The collected poems of Howard Nemerov." Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977.
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