A sequence of meditations on the philosophical implications of big bang theory pack -- according to the biographer paul mariani in his essay, “staring into the abyss” from his book “god and the imagination, depicts pack's poems as contemplations of “the terrible beauty in the starlit heavens” mariani claims that. The oldest of seven children from a working-class background, paul mariani was born in new york city on february 29, 1940 and grew up there and on long island other books include a useable past: essays, 1973-1983 (1984), william carlos williams: the poet and his critics (1975), and a commentary on the. In his new biography of stevens, paul mariani details the struggles stevens faced in managing his dual life, and the splendid resultant work paired to the latest show of teetering blocks and dazzling stripes, a new hardcopy collection of critical essays about willis's life and work is on sale at the gallery,. Those of us who consider wallace stevens among the gods of modern poetry the equal of yeats, eliot, and frost have waited impatiently for decades for a good biography of this elusive, compelling figure paul mariani has performed a small miracle here, drawing together the life and work in seamless harmony, digging into. Around 1990 when paul mariani updated his 1981 acclaimed biography of william carlos williams, he composed a poem dedicated to williams titled “some sort of thousands of letters, essays, published interviews, prefaces, acceptance speeches, as well as observations by others—a genuine sense of the man himself.
Lesley higgins, editor the collected works of gerard manley hopkins: volume iv: oxford essays and notes 1863-1868 by gerard manley hopkins, oxford university press, usa 2006 read lesley higgins in the mariani, paul l, gerard manley hopkins, a biography viking books 2008 martin, robert, gerard manley. Paul mariani tells the story of how bishop kung, the jesuits, and the catholic youth resisted the chinese communist regime and refused to renounce the church in rome mirroring tactics used by the previously underground ccp, shanghai's catholics persevered until 1955, when the party was betrayed from within their. Now paul mariani, who's written lives of williams, john berryman, robert lowell, hart crane, and gerard manley hopkins, has tried his hand at a one-volume biography of the man from reading voilà—same problem mariani has had access to stevens' extant diaries and letters, from which he quotes and paraphrases. The whole harmonium by paul mariani that secret remains hidden even in this well-researched life by veteran biographer mariani (english/boston coll gerard manley hopkins, 2008, etc), who mines stevens' correspondence a solid, if not fully revealing, biography pub date: april 19th, 2016.
Paul mariani, an award-winning poet, biographer of william carlos williams and robert lowell, and critic, holds a chair in english at boston college a author essay what drew you to the subject of gerard manley hopkins i was in my last semester at manhattan college in the bronx late winter, 1962 dr paul. The oldest of seven children from a working-class background, paul mariani was born in new york city in 1940 and grew up there and on long island other books include a usable past: essays, 1973-1983 (1984), william carlos williams : the poet and his critics (1975), and a commentary on the complete poems of. Biography paul mariani is distinguished university professor, department of english, university of massachusetts his fifth book of poems, the great wheel, was “also, just out, is the book signatures of grace: catholic writers on the sacraments (dutton), with essays by fr murray bodo, andre dubus, mary gordon.
P mariani the craft of literary biography, 133-153, 1985 46, 1985 gerard manley hopkins: a life pl mariani penguin, 2008 22, 2008 god and the imagination: on poets, poetry, and the ineffable pl mariani university of georgia press, 2002 11, 2002 a usable past: essays on modern & contemporary poetry. A new biography of this christ-haunted victorian poet and jesuit priest explores his relationship with the priesthood and explains the theological “if i had not discovered hopkins, i would have had to invent him,” poet and biographer paul mariani wrote in “hopkins as lifeline,” an essay recalling his first. In the june/july 2010 issue of first things magazine, paul mariani revealed the identity of the person behind the pseudonym of new formalist poet, translator and critic am juster am juster's poetry, translations and essays have appeared in poetry, the paris review, the hudson review,the new criterion, arion, north.