The Selected Poems of H. D.

Finalist, National Book Awards 1958 for Poetry

cover of Selected Poems of H D by H D
ISBN 9780394173290
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H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)

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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.’s Collected 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 in Trilogy, the selection triumphantly concludes with portions of the late sequences Helen in Egypt and Hermetic Definition which focus on rebirth, reconciliation, and the reunion of the divided self.