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Downloading the Poetic Self

An Anatomy of Poetic Character

Author(s): Frederic Will

Book Description

This volume presents an autobiography of one writer’s existence in poetry, the tracks left by a clumsy bear taming himself in public; it is also a forum in which to act out and discover oneself. It will serve to light fires, the can-do drive others can surpass, finding in themselves language as daring as their lives, and more daring than the author’s. It endeavours to allow every reader of this text to leave it feeling better, more able to do things by him- or herself, and more convinced that poetry is essential to a good life. The text itself is the eighth title in the 10-volume series Inside Selfhood and History.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0555-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0555-3
Date of Publication: 01/02/2018
Pages / Size: 346 / A5
Price: £64.99


Frederic Will is President of the Humanities Institute (, an online research institution devoted to advanced research and study in the Humanities. He has published fifty-six books, ranging from cultural history, philosophy, poetry, translation, and fiction to travel narrative, and has received six Fulbright Grants from the United States Government and multi-year support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his journal of world poetry in translation, Micromegas. He was a founding editor, with William Arrowsmith, Donald Carne-Ross, and John Sullivan, of the journal of Classical culture, Arion. His poetry has received praise in the UK; the TLS has described his poetic work as “accomplished and insightful,” and his criticism as “brilliant.” His lifetime literary papers are collected in the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, USA.