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Selected Letters (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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Marianne Moore's correspondence makes up the largest and most broadly significant collection of any modern poet. It documents the first two-thirds of this century, reflecting shifts from Victorian to modernist culture, the experience of the two world wars, the Depression and postwar prosperity, and the changing face of the arts in America and Europe. Moore wrote letters da ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published October 28th 1997)
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D.A.
A marvelous window into the sharp, idiosyncratic and industrious mind of one of American poetry's oddest ducks. Moore served as editor for the influential magazine The Dial during the 1920s, publishing some of the key figures of Modernism such as H.D., E.E. Cummings, Hart Crane and D.H. Lawrence. Moore herself was a reluctant poet. Though she had published well in literary journals, she shied away from book publication and thought of her work less as poetry than as "observations." Her stanzas of ...more
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If I can't write home when I want to very much I will have to let college go for one can't live by books alone and intercourse with strangers. (to family, 11/2/1905)

I'm more and more convinced that good writing depends on simple, sensitive depiction of the small things of life with an attitude on the part of the writer which never changes unless it changes unconsciously. (to family, 3/17/1907)

My work is not up to the scratch--that is, I get all over the ground and then want to jump overboard and
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Chandra
This book is really neat because it lets you read some of Marianne Moore's letters, but it didn't have ones that were very helpful to me. It's such a small collection from such a prolific letter writer
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