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“In the Mash of the Upper and Nether”: Ben Belitt’s Places (1976)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes the works of American poet and translator Ben Belitt. It discusses Belitt's sense of place and suggests that fully half of his poems depict a landscape or action within an ... More


“All the World’s Plenty, All the Brazen Particulars” (1989): On Ben Belitt

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the new poetry collection of Ben Belitt. It explains that throughout his career, Belitt has never neglected to confront the world's body, appropriating its elements to his own ... More


Poet-Translators: Langston Hughes to Paul Blackburn

Jonathan Mayhew

in Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226512037
eISBN:
9780226512051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512051.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poet-translators have played a key role in the creation of the American Lorca. This chapter examines the strategies of domestication seen in a few paradigmatic cases. It begins with Langston Hughes's ... More


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