Hopper by Mark Strand
Writers on Art

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Mark Strand, former U.S. poet laureate, trains his critic's eye on 23 of Edward Hopper's most famous works. With tremendous insight he examines and debunks the heretofore limited view of the gifted American realist. Reaching beyond the obvious themes of alienation and solitude that permeate Hopper's work, Strand presents a view of the chronicler of everyday spaces and scenes that brings clarity and understanding to the temperamental soul whose memorable work continues to enthrall 50 years later.
 

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MARK STRAND is the author of twelve earlier books of poems. He is also the author of a book of stories, three volumes of translations, a number of anthologies (most recently 100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century), and monographs on the artists William Bailey and Edward Hopper. He has received many honors and awards for his poems, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize (for Blizzard of One), the Bollingen Prize, and the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1990 he was chosen Poet Laureate of the United States. He teaches at Columbia University.
 
Published July 1, 1995 by Ecco Pr. 65 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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In Hopper, Pulitzer-winning poet Mark Strand (Blizzard of One) turns his attention to another medium in a series of short critical essays-cum-emotional responses to 30 paintings.

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