Modernist Alchemy. Poetry and the Occult. Timothy MATERER.

Modernist Alchemy. Poetry and the Occult.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo, xxii + 218pp. Violet cloth with black title, etc. to spine, b&w illustrations. Endnotes, bibliography, index. From the publisher: "takes a close look at the work of twentieth-century poets whose use of the occult constitutes a recovery of discarded beliefs and modes of thought: Yeats and Plath try to dismiss conventional religion, Hughes captures a sense of adventure, H.D. seeks to liberate repressed concepts, while Duncan and Merrill hunt for a lost understanding of sexual identity which will allow for androgyny and homosexuality." A lovely bright and clean near Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket now protected in removable clear mylar cover.). Item #63659
ISBN: 0801431468


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