By Donna Hollenberg
This primary full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to lifestyles one of many significant voices of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century, while American poetry used to be a robust impression world wide. Drawing on exhaustive archival study and interviews with seventy five acquaintances of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s complete opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the complete complexity of Levertov as either girl and artist, and the dynamic international she inhabited. She charts Levertov’s formative years in England because the daughter of a Russian Hasidic father and a Welsh mom, her adventure as a nurse in London in the course of WWII, her marriage to an American after the battle, and her stream to ny urban the place she turned an immense determine within the American poetry scene. the writer chronicles Levertov’s position as a passionate social activist in risky instances and her value as a instructor of writing. eventually, Hollenberg indicates how the non secular measurement of Levertov’s poetry deepened towards the tip of her lifestyles, in order that her ultimate volumes hyperlink lyric belief with political and non secular dedication.
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A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Hollenberg