Anthony Hecht (Hecht Anthony)( American poet and critic.)
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Special prefers meditative lyric and dramatic monologue. Y Hecht always recognized echoes of the poetic language of bygone eras (the Old Testament, the Greek poets, Dante, Shakespeare, WB Yeats, William Stevens), and chronicles of our time, especially the monstrous reality of Nazism. One of the most stable feature of his poetry - the ability to communicate 'visual' way things, . the special significance of events and psychological states, . which they detect light, . presented in various shades, . gradations and the symbolic meaning,
Born January 16, 1923 in New York. Bachelor of Arts received at the end of Bard College in 1944, the master - on completion of their studies at Columbia University in 1950. Then taught at many prestigious universities, including Kenyon College, Bard College, Harvard and the University of Rochester. His first book of poems calling the stones (A Summoning of Stones, . 1954) was favorably received by critics, . but the reputation of one of the leading American poets brought the second collection, . Pulitzer Prize, . - Hard Hours (The Hard Hours, . 1968),
. Strong impression on the verses of the later books Hecht Millions of unknown shadows (Millions of Strange Shadows, 1977), Venetian Vespers (Venetian Vespers, 1979), Translucent man (The Transparent Man, 1990). Obbligati (1986) - a book of critical essays and reviews.