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The Book of Jade by Park Barnitz

The Book of Jade

by Park Barnitz

Other authors: Ashley Dioses (Contributor)

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H. P. Lovecraft referred to Park Barnitz as "a vivid decadent of the fin de siecle period who modelled his verse on Baudelaire & killed himself soon after graduation from Harvard." His one and only volume, The Book of Jade (1901), has become a legend in the realm of weird poetry, its technical precision and its relentless obsession with death, horror, madness, and pessimism making it a choice prize for appreciators of poetic witchery. But almost nothing is known about its young author, who died at the age of twenty-three. This comprehensive edition presents a wealth of material about David Park Barnitz-biographical, critical, and bibliographical. It contains the complete text of The Book of Jade along with additional poems and essays by Barnitz, some of which have never been reprinted. In addition, Gavin Callaghan has written an exhaustive biography that presents a fascinating portrait of the poet, delving into his family's ancestry and collecting widely scattered nuggets of information on Barnitz's life, work, and thought. The editors have gathered a wide array of criticism on Barnitz, including contemporary reviews and early essays by Floyd Dell, Carey McWilliams, and Joseph Payne Brennan. The book concludes with a brace of original essays on Barnitz's poetic achievement. This is the definitive edition of The Book of Jade, featuring masses of material not available elsewhere. Table of ContentsThe Book of Jade, by Park BarnitzUncollected Writings, by Park BarnitzAfter-LifeDanse Macabre Letter to William Doxey, 1901]The Truth about Rudyard KiplingThe Art of the Future Review]BibliographyPark Barnitz: A Biography, by Gavin CallaghanCriticismContemporary ReviewsThe Promise of Contemporary ArtTwo American Poets: A Study in Possibilities, by Floyd DellWe (Almost) Die for Art, by Floyd DellThe Poet of Montsalvat, by Carey McWilliamsA Land of Poets, by Carey McWilliamsAmerica's "Yellow Nineties" Poet, by Joseph Payne BrennanRenaissance, by David E. SchultzThe Perfection of the Corpse: Necrophilia in The Book of Jade, by K. A. OppermanThe Grotesques: Sins against the Afterlife, by Ashley DiosesBarnitz and Pessimism, by Matt Sarraf"I Am Weary of That Lidless Eye" Gazing into the Hegelian Abyss of Subjectivity in theMad Sonnets of Park Barnitz, by Chuck Caruso, Ph.D.Two Dead Men: Park Barnitz and Rudyard Kipling, by Gavin CallaghanAfterword, by Michael J. AbolafiaIndex of Titles and First Lines… (more)



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Dioses, AshleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ligotti, Thomas.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tibet, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valentine, MarkIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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