At a glance:
- Author: Louis Zukofsky
- First Published: 1978
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric sequence
- Subjects: Family or family life, Communism or communists, Suicide, Twentieth century, Music or musicians, World War II, Depression, economic, Poetry or poets, Emotions, Economics, Intellect, Physics or physicists
Two years after he taught English at Columbia, Louis Zukofsky produced his long poem, The, in 1926—a long poem in partly conventional blank verse which uses the technique of multiple voice and verbal collage. Inspired by his technical experiment for more daring and dramatic results, Zukofsky “started to think of “A” as soon as I had finished The,” as he writes in a letter to his friend, Lorine Niedecker. About 1927, he began with a sketch—a plan of the form with section titles for a poem in twenty-four parts. This plan suggests that he...
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