By Donna Hollenberg

ISBN-10: 0520954785

ISBN-13: 9780520954786

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 20th century, while American poetry used to be a robust impression world wide. Drawing on exhaustive archival examine and interviews with seventy five associates of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s complete opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the whole complexity of Levertov as either lady and artist, and the dynamic global she inhabited. She charts Levertov’s adolescence 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 battle, and her circulate to long island urban the place she turned an incredible determine within the American poetry scene. the writer chronicles Levertov’s position as a passionate social activist in unstable instances and her value as a instructor of writing. ultimately, Hollenberg exhibits how the religious size of Levertov’s poetry deepened towards the tip of her existence, in order that her ultimate volumes hyperlink lyric notion with political and spiritual dedication.

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A governor-general ruling one of the larger of the empire’s forty-eight provinces and controlling several of its thirty legions had a strong power base which could be used against a weak emperor or during a political crisis. Such was the situation from which the Severans rose. After the son of Marcus Aurelius had been killed in a palace plot at the end of 192, and the Praetorian Guards had killed his successor and auctioned off the imperial title to the highest bidder at Rome in early 193, several regional army commanders claimed the emperorship with the backing of their legions.

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