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Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

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Theodore Roethke was a poet and educator. He was born on May 25, 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan. Roethke graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929. He entered Michigan Law School, but withdrew in 1930 to pursue a master's degree in literature at Harvard. Roethke did not complete his degree due näytä lisää to financial problems. Roethke worked as an instructor at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania State University, and Bennington College. His 1951 book, Praise to the End, won the Bollington Prize and his 1953 volume, The Waking, Poems 1933-1953, won the Pulitzer Prize. Roethke was also a two-time winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Roethke died on August 1, 1963. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems (2005) 119 kappaletta
On Poetry and Craft (2001) 95 kappaletta
Selected Poems (1969) 31 kappaletta
I am! says the lamb (1961) 16 kappaletta
The lost son, and other poems (1948) 16 kappaletta
The Waking: Poems, 1933-1953 (1953) 12 kappaletta
Open House (1941) 9 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Avustaja — 1,276 kappaletta
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset930 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Avustaja — 766 kappaletta
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Avustaja — 552 kappaletta
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Avustaja, eräät painokset449 kappaletta
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Avustaja — 393 kappaletta
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Avustaja — 278 kappaletta
The Art of Losing (2010) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
Eight American Poets: An Anthology (1994) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset182 kappaletta
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 164 kappaletta
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta
Emergency Kit (1996) — Avustaja, eräät painokset109 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
New World Writing: Second Mentor Selection (1952) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Nothing Solemn: An anthology of comic verse (1973) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, January 1976 (1976) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
New World Writing 19 (1961) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1978 (1978) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Conversations on the craft of poetry — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Roethke, Theodore Huebner
Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
heart attack
Seattle, Washington, USA
University of Michigan (AB | 1929)
University of Michigan (MA | 1936)
Harvard University
tennis coach
children's book author
Roethke, Beatrice (wife)
Hillyer, Robert (teacher)
Bread Loaf School of English
Chi Phi
Lafayette College (professor ∙ tennis coach)
Pennsylvania State University (professor ∙ tennis coach)
University of Washington (professor)
Michigan State (professor) (näytä kaikki 7)
Bennington College (professor)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Bollingen Prize (1959)
Shelley Memorial Award (1961/1962)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award ( [1952])
Poetry Society of America Prize (1962)
Pacific Northwest Writers Award (1959)
Longview Award (1959) (näytä kaikki 22)
Edna St. Vincent Millay Award (1959)
Ford Foundation Grant (1952 ∙ 1959)
National Institute of Arts and Letters grant (1952)
nomination for honorary membership in International Mark Twain Society (1952)
National Institute and American Academy Award in Literature (1952)
Fund for the Advancement of Education fellowship (1952)
Levinson Prize (1951)
Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize (1947)
Guggenheim fellowship (1945 ∙ 1950)
Appeared on a U.S. postage stamp as one of ten, great 20th Century American poets
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1956
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1954)
National Book Award for Poetry (1959 | 1965)



This collection is a mixed bag. I’m rating it with five stars anyway, for when Roethke was good, he was very good. I liked in particular “The Lost Son.” It has a language and themes all its own and gives the feeling it could have been written by no other poet. There are many other fine ones as well. I’m struck by how many good love poems he wrote, as incongruous as they seem in company of those in which he rages in the mire of physical life. Throughout, there is the contention between flesh and spirit and the awareness of death. Many images are recurrent: stone, snail, snake, and the basic elements, especially fire and water. He was also obsessed with birds and—son of the greenhouse—flowers.
A telling line from “What Can I Tell My Bones” seems a key to Roethke’s perceptions and obsessions: “The dead love the unborn.” Roethke is intensely aware that his particular person is part of a great network of being, connected not only to all of nature (animate and inanimate) but to all that came before or will come. His yearning for reconnection with this leads not only to the imagery of rebirth; his longing extends to a recapitulation of evolution. The self-referential “worm,” conventionally in the pen of other writers an expression of self-loathing (at times in Roethke as well), is, for him, a sign of kinship.
Roethke’s nursery poems point in the same direction, a recapturing of simplicity. For the most part, however, these songs of experience-informed innocence don’t work for me. Nevertheless, there are many poems in this book that I’ll return to again and again.
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HenrySt123 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 19, 2022 |
This paperback edition contains the complete text of Roethke's seven published volumes plus sixteen previously uncollected poems. Included are his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners The Walking, Words for the Wind, and The Far Field.
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PSZC | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 20, 2019 |
A long-time favorite. I bought this book while in college, and pull it up regularly to reread it.
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CarolJMO | Dec 12, 2016 |
I was more than a little disappointed in these. Only familiar with one poem, an elegy written for a student of his, which was lovely. This was pretty pricey too, and came without a dust jacket.
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unclebob53703 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 21, 2016 |



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