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Catharine Savage Brosman

Catharine Savage Brosman, who lives in Houston, is professor emerita of French at Tulane University and honorary research professor at the University of Sheffield (England). She is well known in the Republic of Letters in America as an essayist, a scholar, and, foremost, a poet. Her work has been published and praised widely here and in France and England.

Books by Catharine Savage Brosman

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A Memory of Manaus
By author: Catharine Savage Brosman
Product Code: P551
ISBN: 9780881466300
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Price:  $17.00
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Catharine Savage Brosman’s singular and authoritative voice, familiar to poetry readers in the South since the late 1960s, is heard again as she brings to scenes and topics, both new and familiar, her broad range of craftsmanship and styles, using, as one critic wrote, “metaphors brilliantly fitted in detail to the moods and workings of the human heart and mind.” Her poetic practice shows how closely the art of verse can, and must, be connected to human experience, the very feel of which comes through in the poems here. The book features travel poems from four continents, rhymed lyrics on small or expansive topics, narratives in blank verse (concerning El Cid, Swift, Dickens, Charles Dodgson, Saint-Exupéry, and two women writers), five translations from Baudelaire (among the least-known poems), and satires concerning painting and publishing. Recurring themes include “great age” and death, friendship, piano playing, flowers and gardens, and the desert.