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H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublis H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.’s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.’s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet’s own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D’s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection. H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.’s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.’s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet’s own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D’s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection.


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H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublis H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.’s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.’s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet’s own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D’s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection. H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.’s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.’s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet’s own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D’s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection.

30 review for Hermetic Definition: Poetry

  1. 5 out of 5

    J.W.D. Nicolello

    Well, this is quite something. The theological seminary/library where I'm polishing up a couple of forthcoming texts is walking distance from H.D.'s grave. This morning I stood for a moment waiting for a sneeze which did not come, much to my chagrin, en route to my desk. In preparing for the sneeze I tilted my head in a way that brought me to a row of H.D. texts. I'm keeping this one and Trilogy by my desk for when I take my breaks and feel neither like walking anywhere/seeing anyone. I take a b Well, this is quite something. The theological seminary/library where I'm polishing up a couple of forthcoming texts is walking distance from H.D.'s grave. This morning I stood for a moment waiting for a sneeze which did not come, much to my chagrin, en route to my desk. In preparing for the sneeze I tilted my head in a way that brought me to a row of H.D. texts. I'm keeping this one and Trilogy by my desk for when I take my breaks and feel neither like walking anywhere/seeing anyone. I take a break and light the little midnight lamp and read some lines at random. Perhaps when all of these books are ready to go by summer, instead taking a year off from(m) writing a single sentence I'll just sit in a log cabin and write sonnets, free verse, haiku, until it gets old, or I get old, or something pivotal takes place. Time will decide. That must be the strength of righteousness. Micaiah does not argue.

  2. 4 out of 5

    June García

    Había entrado al mundo de HD por poemas sueltos de internet y cuando pillé esta versión de Overol la quise inmediatamente, con lo difícil que es pillar libros de ella en Chile. La traducción me pareció increíble, con todos los pies de páginas necesarios para entenderla aún mejor. De todas maneras, no es un libro simple como para adentrarse en su poesía, muy bella, críptica, culta. Son varios viajes los que componen este libro, viajes para abordar con paciencia y para retornar pasado un tiempo (s Había entrado al mundo de HD por poemas sueltos de internet y cuando pillé esta versión de Overol la quise inmediatamente, con lo difícil que es pillar libros de ella en Chile. La traducción me pareció increíble, con todos los pies de páginas necesarios para entenderla aún mejor. De todas maneras, no es un libro simple como para adentrarse en su poesía, muy bella, críptica, culta. Son varios viajes los que componen este libro, viajes para abordar con paciencia y para retornar pasado un tiempo (siento yo). "Cada hueso duele con el frío pero estoy contenta de venir, contenta de venir aquí contigo;"

  3. 5 out of 5

    Pablo López Astudillo

    Cuándo no sabes qué pero es, ahí late lo que reconozco como poesía. Este libro es indescifrable

  4. 4 out of 5

    Missnöjd Konfirmand

    Det blir okänt antal stjärnor på denna, jag vet inte hur man betygsätter lyrik. Den första dikten är fantastisk, och det finns en massa fina strofer, men man ska nog vara inläst på mytologi och mysticism för att verkligen uppskatta H.D.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sonnydee

    Damn, H.D. could sure write a poem. Winter Love is my favourite.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Obsessed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gerardo

    Volveré a leer este libro dentro de un par de años para saber si entendí algo.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Antonio Delgado

    H.D. reclaims the feminine in Western tradition. Her poems bring back Isis, Osiris, Helen and company. Whereas men’s affair destroys, women’s creativity heals while escapes the Oedipal domination.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Saulsbury

    hilda is a bit hard to keep up with if you aren't a trilingualist classicist but I take that as a direct challenge. hilda is a bit hard to keep up with if you aren't a trilingualist classicist but I take that as a direct challenge.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Patricia N. McLaughlin

    In 1912, H. D., Richard Aldington, and Ezra Pound invented Imagism and defined its three principles as follows: 1) direct treatment of the “thing” whether subjective or objective; 2) use of absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation; and 3) rhythm composed in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of a metronome. In this collection, H. D.’s elliptical references to the “thing” are antithetical to the “direct treatment” prescribed by the first principle, and the In 1912, H. D., Richard Aldington, and Ezra Pound invented Imagism and defined its three principles as follows: 1) direct treatment of the “thing” whether subjective or objective; 2) use of absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation; and 3) rhythm composed in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of a metronome. In this collection, H. D.’s elliptical references to the “thing” are antithetical to the “direct treatment” prescribed by the first principle, and the use of eclectic classical allusions as mere adornment repeatedly violates the second principle of Imagism—much like the profusion of allusions and classical references in many of Pound’s Cantos. These poems seem truer to the Greeks than the denizens of her own age.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emilia

    Después de leer a Idea Vilariño quedé con ganas de adentrarme más en la poesía y tenía ganas de seguir con HD. Me pasó que se me hizo bien pesado al principio e intenté sacarme esta necesidad de entenderlo todo y solo ~fluir~ Encontré versos hermosos y me quedo con muchas ganas de seguir leyendo a esta autora.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Gaspar Alvarez

    Se agradecería un prologo, quizás, o lectura complementaria (para descifrar la lectura alquímica). Pero, Espérance, O golden bee take life afresh and if you must, so slay me. 3

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joaco

    Solo por Winter Love le doy 9 estrellas. No pude disfrutar mucho lo demás así que queda pa la relectura.

  14. 4 out of 5

    João

    I am delirious now and meant to be, the whole earth shudders with my ecstasy, take Espérance away;

  15. 4 out of 5

    Elise Karlsson

    "Helena, Helena, kom hem; det fanns en Helena innan det fanns ett Krig, men vem minns henne?" "Helena, Helena, kom hem; det fanns en Helena innan det fanns ett Krig, men vem minns henne?"

  16. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  18. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kiera Mulhern

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jessie

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christopher J.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jamespc

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dray

  24. 4 out of 5

    Heiner Valdivia

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rosanna Fellman

  26. 5 out of 5

    michael

  27. 5 out of 5

    Timothy

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    Lola Sebastian

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ahenobarbus

  30. 4 out of 5

    R.K. Cowles

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