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    DescriptionA master of song poems which celebrate and incarnate the music of nature and history, love and mythology, religion and language, Basil Bunting (1900-1985) was a major figure in Modernist poetry, recognized by Pound and Zukofsky as early as the 1930s, and crowned, with the 1966 publication of his masterpiece "Briggflatts," Britain's greatest poet. The poet himself called his great epic poem "old wives' chatter, cottage wisdom," but for many writers "Briggflatts" is one of the dozen great poems of the 20th century: as Cyril Connolly put it, "the finest long poem to have been published in England since T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets." As well as "Briggflatts" (long out of print in the US, and now only available in this edition), this new Complete Poems includes Bunting's other great sonatas, most notably Villon (1925) and The Spoils (1951), along with his two books of Odes, his vividly realized "Overdrafts" (as he called his free translations of Horace, Rudaki, and others), and his brilliantly condensed Japanese adaptation, Chomei at Toyama (1932). It also includes his posthumous Uncollected Poems. This centenary edition has an introduction by Richard Caddel, Director of the Basil Bunting Poetry Center at Durham University."


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    Title
    Complete Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Basil Bunting
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 264 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811215633
    ISBN 10: 0811215636
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    DC22: 821/.914
    LC classification: PR6003.U36
    DC21: 821.9
    DC22: 821.9
    B&T Approval Code: V25022114
    LC classification: PR6003.U36 A17 2003
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    21 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "There is verse which is directly melodic, which seems to sing rather than speak. Basil Bunting is a master of this...."