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By Donna Hollenberg

this primary full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to existence one of many significant voices of the second one 1/2 the 20th century, whilst American poetry was once a strong impression all over the world. Drawing on exhaustive archival learn and interviews with seventy five associates of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s whole opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the total complexity of Levertov as either lady and artist, and the dynamic global she inhabited. She charts Levertov’s formative years in England because the daughter of a Russian Hasidic father and a Welsh mom, her event as a nurse in London in the course of WWII, her marriage to an American after the warfare, and her movement to long island urban the place she turned an immense determine within the American poetry scene. the writer chronicles Levertov’s function as a passionate social activist in risky occasions and her significance as a instructor of writing. ultimately, Hollenberg exhibits how the religious measurement of Levertov’s poetry deepened towards the top of her lifestyles, in order that her ultimate volumes hyperlink lyric belief with political and spiritual commitment.

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