Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Selected Poems, the first selection to encompass the rich diversity of Hilda Doolittle's poetry, is both confirmation and celebration of her long-overdue inclusion in the modernist canon. With both the general reader and the student in mind, editor Louis L. Martz of Yale University (who also edited H.D.'sCollected Poems 1912-1944) has provided generous examples of H.D.'s work. From her early "Imagist" period, through the "lost" poems of the thirties where H.D. discovered her unique creative voice, to the great prophetic poems of the war years combined inTrilogy, the selection triumphantly concludes with portions of the late sequencesHelen in Egypt andHermetic Definition which focus on rebirth, reconciliation, and the reunion of the divided self.
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