The letters of Thom Gunn / selected and edited by Michael Nott, August Kleinzahler and Clive Wilmer.

"Gunns letters serve as one of the most indispensable epistolary chronicles of an era, especially in the US, of the Eisenhower fifties transforming into the revolutionary sixties and seventies, and then the revanchist, reactionary Reagan eighties and the AIDS epidemic, all seen through the lens...

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Main Author: Gunn, Thom (Author)
Other Authors: Nott, Michael (Editor) Kleinzahler, August (Editor) Wilmer, Clive, 1945- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:London : Faber & Faber, 2021.
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Summary:"Gunns letters serve as one of the most indispensable epistolary chronicles of an era, especially in the US, of the Eisenhower fifties transforming into the revolutionary sixties and seventies, and then the revanchist, reactionary Reagan eighties and the AIDS epidemic, all seen through the lens of a gay, ex-pat English poet.--August Kleinzahler. Gunn was not just the leather jacket-wearing, motorbike-riding tough that he is sometimes made out to be; nor the rambunctiously laughing happy-go-lucky bon vivant that he often showed to the world. This correspondence, meticulously transcribed and annotated by the editors, charts his contradictions and complexities, bringing alive the biographical, political and poetic landscape that informed his imaginative and heroic body of work. The letters demonstrate not only the poets role-playing and theatricalityrecounting in various voices to share his experiences as fully as possiblebut also a deep literariness and humane intelligence: friendship, Gunn himself remarks, must be the greatest value in my life."--Publisher's website
Physical Description:lxii, 734 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780571362554
0571362559
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