A Great Admiration: Correspondence 1950–1961
A Great Admiration: Correspondence 1950–1961 by H.D./Robert Duncan
Robert Duncan first encountered H.D.'s poetry in a high school English class. When he read The Walls Do Not Fall (1944). H.D.'s writing became a primary link to the great modernist tradition of the early twentieth century. Duncan literally derived himself as a writer from H.D.'s poetry. Thirty-five letters between H.D. and Duncan have survived. Duncan expresses his intense devotion to H.D.'s writing, and H.D. writes generous responses which tell of a sincere interest in Duncan's poetry. The letters printed here specify an immediate affinity between two poets who wrote out of a reverence for the mystery and art of the poem.
Published by The Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1992, 74 pages, 9 1/4 in. x 6 1/8 in., hardcover