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"J. H. Prynne is Britain's leading late-Modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson, is marked by a remarkable combination of... Read more
"J. H. Prynne is Britain's leading late-Modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson, is marked by a remarkable combination of lyricism and abstraction, at once austere and playful. The White Stones is abook that is central to Prynne's career and poetics, and it constitutes an ideal introduction to the achievement and vision of a legendary but in America still little-known contemporary master"--
The White Stones Paperback edition by J. H. Prynne
J. H. Prynne's work is collected in three editions of Poems (1999, 2005, 2015). He has also published a wide range of critical and academic prose including works on Saussere, Wordsworth, and Shakespeare and written poetry in Classical Chinese under the name of Pu Ling-en. A Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he retired from his posts teaching English Literature as a Lecturer and University Reader in English Poetry for the University of Cambridge and as Director of Studies in English for Gonville and Caius College in 2005. In 2006, he retired as Librarian of the College.
Peter Gizzi is the author of several poetry collections, including Threshold Songs,The Outernationale, and most recently, In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987?2011. He has served as the poetry editor forThe Nation and as founding editor of oblék: a journal of language arts. He has been awarded the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets as well as fellowships from the Howard Foundation, the Rex Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2011 he was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University. He currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
"J. H. Prynne is Britain's leading late-Modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson, is marked by a remarkable combination of lyricism and abstraction, at once austere and playful. The White Stones is abook that is central to Prynne's career and poetics, and it constitutes an ideal introduction to the achievement and vision of a legendary but in...
Annotated and illustrated edition produced by N.H. Reeve and Richard Kerridge of Prynne's 1983 poem, with photographs and a substantial portfolio supplied by him of source and reference material, plus two commentary essays.
Andrew Crozier presented this work to the University of Essex in 1973 as his Ph.D. thesis. Although it has remained unpublished to this day, the work in it and the concepts discussed remained central to his thinking. Ian Brinton has now prepared the thesis for publication, together with the commentary by the thesis' external examiner, J.H. Prynne.
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