Break, Blow, Burn

Break, Blow, Burn Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems

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Publisher's Synopsis

America's most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition-and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut-and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers-and continues to create generations of new ones. 

Book information

ISBN: 9780375725395
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 328g
Height: 134mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 16mm