Their Ancient Glittering Eyes by Donald Hall

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A student immortalizes his mentors and the great poets of our time in a collection of short biographies based on his interviews and memoirs that sheds new light on the lives of Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, T. S. Elliot, and others.
 

About Donald Hall

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Donald Hall ranks among our foremost writers. He is the author of numerous books of verse & prose, including "Without," "The Museum of Clear Ideas," & "The Old Life.
 
Published August 18, 1992 by Ticknor and Fields. 348 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hall (Here at Eagle Pond, 1990, etc.) has updated his 1977 book of literary gossip--memories, anecdotes, psychoanalytic clues- -beyond the original quartet of subjects: Dylan Thomas, Frost, Eliot, and Pound.

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``Curiosity endures, surviving criticism or philosophy,'' affirms poet and critic Hall ( Here at Eagle Pond ) as he introduces a distinguished gallery of poets--Frost, Thomas, Eliot, Moore, MacLeish, Winters, Pound--with verisimilitude and freshness enough to satisfy readers.

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Hall proves himself a trustworthy and sympathetic witness in this memoir, which details his encounters over the years with a multitude of poets.

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