- Explicating Poetry: World Poets (Critical Survey of Poetry: World Poets)
- English and American Poetry in the Twentieth Century (Critical Survey of Poetry: Topical Essays)
- Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz (Magill Book Reviews)
- Three Floors (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- The Testing-Tree (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- Touch Me (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- Passing Through (Magill's Literary Annual 1991-2005)
- Father and Son (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- The Collected Poems (Magill's Literary Annual 2001)
At a glance:
- Author: Stanley Kunitz
The suicide of Solomon Z. Kunitz, a dress manufacturer, before the birth of his third child, Stanley, haunted Stanley Kunitz throughout his life. Stanley’s mother, Yetta Helen Jasspon, was remarried to Mark Dine when Stanley was eight; Dine died six years later. Yetta tried to expunge the memory of her first husband from her household, igniting Stanley’s curiosity about his father. Once when the young boy found a picture of Solomon, Yetta snatched it and slapped him for having it.
In 1922, Kunitz, valedictorian of his class at Worcester Classical High...
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