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A Rendezvous with Death

Alan Seeger in Poetry, at War

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A Rendezvous with Death by Chris Dickon
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[The solemnity of Seeger's work] is thoroughgoing, not a mere literary formality. Alan Seeger, as one who knew him can attest, lived his whole life on this plane, with impeccable poetic dignity; everything about him was in keeping. - T. S. Eliot In this first modern biography of famed "Great War" poet Alan Seeger, Chris Dickon uses previously untapped papers and archives to reveal Seeger as a complex, enigmatic, and fatalistic genius confronting with robust, romantic intensity both his art and the war in which he found himself. From Seeger's affluent childhood in New York and Mexico, to his college days at Harvard with friend John Reed, to Bohemian Greenwich Village and finally the Left Bank of Paris, and his last year in the trenches of Northern France ... Dickon's masterful book tells the tale of Seeger's short life with great depth, clarity, and sympathy. Perhaps most importantly, Dickon shows the expatriate American Seeger as an avid soldier for France long before the time when the United States finally entered the war. In doing so, Dickon not only delivers an eloquent narrative of Seeger's works and days, but also expertly places him in the context of both his time and ours.

Author Biography

CHRIS DICKON is a writer and veteran PBS television and radio producer. His previous books include THE FOREIGN BURIAL OF AMERICAN WAR DEAD, THE ENDURING JOURNEY OF THE USS CHESAPEAKE, and AMERICANS AT WAR IN FOREIGN FORCES.
Release date NZ
April 17th, 2017
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Pages
312
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
New Street Communications, LLC
Dimensions
152x229x17
ISBN-13
9780692851135
Product ID
26804512

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