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Published by Wesleyan U.P.,Hall .
Written in English

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Number of Pages158
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Open LibraryOL18736082M

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The Spectra Hoax book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. During this century's greatest period of ferment in American poetry /5. Spectra Hoax [William J Smith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(4).   It also contains the full text of Bynner and Ficke’s hoax poetry book, “Spectra”, and a selection of subsequent poems. As Bynner and Ficke and others subsequently acknowledged, their parodies were unfortunately strong, better than much of the work of the Imagists and in some ways better than their own regular poetry. Consider these. The Spectra Hoax [presentation, association] Hardcover – January 1, by William Jay Smith (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, January 1, "Please retry" — — $ Hardcover from $ Author: William Jay Smith.

  Even after the hoax was revealed Bynner continued to write as Morgan. If you would like to read more about their shenanigans there’s a very interesting book written by William Jay Smith titled The Spectra Hoax (Story Line Press, ). Arthur Davison Ficke was born in Davenport, Iowa, on Novem I first read this book when it came out in Its great value lies not so much in documenting the amusing history of the hoax, but in reprinting Spectra in its entirety as a lengthy appendix. Yes, the "hoax" poems are parodies, but they're careful ones, and contain some of . Marjorie Allen Seiffert’s contribution to the hoax has until now been reduced. William Jay Smith first published the book The Spectra Hoax in , seven years before he became Special Consultant to the Librarian of Congress (before the holder of that post was referred to as ‘Poet Laureate’ of the United States). In , the book was re-issued by Story Line Press.   In April , when Spectra was announced to have been a hoax—apparently because Bynner admitted to being its true creator during a Q&A—the revelation provoked a flurry of .

  The Spectra Hoax Posted on December 8, by SCblogger Arthur Davison Ficke was born in Davenport in , and although he studied law and went into business with his father, Charles August Ficke, he was a poet at heart, publishing his first two collections, From the Isles: A Series of Songs out of Greece and The Happy Princess, and Other. The Spectra Hoax of 25 zine. The relation between artists and audiences differs in little maga zines from single-author books: with a book, the relationship between writer and reader appears to be more direct and one-to-one, whereas little magazines dramatize the mediation between writers and readers. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univeristy Press, First Edition. Signed by lead hoaxer Witter Bynner [as "Emanuel Morgan"], presented to Kenneth L. Ball, the student who first discovered his id. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Smith, William Jay, Spectra hoax. Ashland, OR: Story Line Press, (OCoLC) Document Type.