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Literary studies: poetry & poets

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High Windows

High Windows

Author: Philip Larkin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Many of the poems in the collection, which includes some of his best-known pieces ('The Old Fools', 'This Be the Verse', 'The Explosion', and the title poem) show the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.

Worlds of Common Prayer Liturgical Time and Poetic Re-enchantment, 1827-1935

Worlds of Common Prayer Liturgical Time and Poetic Re-enchantment, 1827-1935

Author: Chene Heady Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Worlds of Common Prayer explores book-length poems based on the Anglican liturgical calendar written between 1827 and 1935. John Keble created a new type of English poetry when he wrote his poetic companion to the Book of Common Prayer, The Christian Year (1827), which went on to become the single bestselling book of poetry in the English century. Drawing off of recent scholarship on both secularization studies and nineteenth-century conceptions of time, Worlds of Common Prayer exposes the surprisingly radical potential of liturgical poetry. The detective novelist and poet Dorothy L. Sayers wrote of her desire to find a brick that could smash the order of clock time, and discovered one in the liturgy. For major authors as dissimilar as Christina Rossetti and T.S. Eliot, the Anglican liturgical calendar served as a means of dismantling industrial capitalism's time clock, and thereby of destabilizing the secular world order as a whole.

Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural World Burnside, Jamie, Robertson and White

Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural World Burnside, Jamie, Robertson and White

Author: Monika Szuba Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

With an exciting and provocative approach to the reading of landscape and the non-human world in the work of four major Scottish poets, this groundbreaking book merges phenomenology and ecocritical literary criticism. It explores these poets' organic, intimate interrelation between the self and the world, their relationship to the landscape and connection with nature.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Author: Robert C. Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem Reading and Remembering Thomas Wyatt

The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem Reading and Remembering Thomas Wyatt

Author: Peter Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Thomas Wyatt didn't publish They Flee from Me. It was written in a notebook, maybe abroad, maybe even in prison. Today it is in every poetry anthology. How did it survive? That is the story Peter Murphy tells-in vivid and compelling detail-of the accidents of fate that kept a great poem alive across 500 turbulent years. Wyatt's sonnet becomes an occasion to ask and answer numerous questions about literature, culture, and history. Itself about the passage of time, it allows us to consider why anyone would write such a thing in the first place, and why anyone would care to read or remember the person who wrote it. From the deadly, fascinating circles of Henry VIII's court to the contemporary classroom, The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem also introduces us to a series of worlds. We meet antiquaries, editors, publishers, anthologizers, and critics whose own life stories beckon. And we learn how the poem came to be considered, after many centuries of neglect, a model of the best English has to offer and an ideal object of literary study. The result is an exploration of literature in the fine grain of the everyday and its needs: in the classroom, in society, and in the life of nations.

The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem Reading and Remembering Thomas Wyatt

The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem Reading and Remembering Thomas Wyatt

Author: Peter Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Thomas Wyatt didn't publish They Flee from Me. It was written in a notebook, maybe abroad, maybe even in prison. Today it is in every poetry anthology. How did it survive? That is the story Peter Murphy tells-in vivid and compelling detail-of the accidents of fate that kept a great poem alive across 500 turbulent years. Wyatt's sonnet becomes an occasion to ask and answer numerous questions about literature, culture, and history. Itself about the passage of time, it allows us to consider why anyone would write such a thing in the first place, and why anyone would care to read or remember the person who wrote it. From the deadly, fascinating circles of Henry VIII's court to the contemporary classroom, The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem also introduces us to a series of worlds. We meet antiquaries, editors, publishers, anthologizers, and critics whose own life stories beckon. And we learn how the poem came to be considered, after many centuries of neglect, a model of the best English has to offer and an ideal object of literary study. The result is an exploration of literature in the fine grain of the everyday and its needs: in the classroom, in society, and in the life of nations.

Communism and Poetry Writing Against Capital

Communism and Poetry Writing Against Capital

Author: Ruth Jennison Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2019

Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital addresses the relationship between an upsurge in collective political practice around the world since 2000, and the crystallization of newly engaged forms of poetry. Considering an array of perspectives-poets, poet-critics, activists and theorists-these essays shed new light on the active interface between emancipatory political thought and poetic production and explore how poetry and the new communism are creating mutually innovative forms of thought and activity, supercharging the utopian imagination. Drawing inspiration from past connections between communism and poetry, and theorizing new directions over the years ahead, the volume models a much-needed critical solidarity with creative strategies in the present conjuncture to activate movements of resistance, on the streets and in verse.

September 1, 1939 A Biography of a Poem

September 1, 1939 A Biography of a Poem

Author: Ian Sansom Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

This a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change. More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry. This a book about a poet - W. H. Auden, a wunderkind, a victim-beneficiary of a literary cult of personality who became a scapegoat and a poet-expatriate largely excluded from British literary history because he left. About a poem - `September 1, 1939', his most famous and celebrated, yet one which he tried to rewrite and disown and which has enjoyed - or been condemned - to a tragic and unexpected afterlife. About a city - New York, an island, an emblem of the Future, magnificent, provisional, seamy, and in 1939 about to emerge as the defining twentieth-century cosmopolis, the capital of the world. And about a world at a point of change - about 1939, and about our own Age of Anxiety, about the aftermath of September 11, when many American newspapers reprinted Auden's poem in its entirety on their editorial pages.

Plurality and the Poetics of Self

Plurality and the Poetics of Self

Author: Bruce Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

Plurality and the Poetics of Self investigates the words I and self as suggestive of eight territories of meaning. Via poetry's lens into language and its limits, Bruce Bond explores the notion of self as identity, volitional agent, ego, existential monad, subjectivity, ontological origin, soul, and transpersonal psyche. Taking poetic meaning as our common currency, the book emphasizes the critical role of the un-representable and how embattled and confused assumptions threaten ever deeper alienation from one another and ourselves.

Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry

Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry

Author: Jeff Barda Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2019

Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry offers a new theoretical approach and historical perspective on the remarkable upsurge in creative poetic practices in France that have challenged traditional definitions of poetry and of the lyric. Focusing on the work of Pierre Alferi, Olivier Cadiot, Emmanuel Hocquard, Franck Leibovici, Anne Portugal and Denis Roche, this book provides an analysis of the most influential poets in French poetry of the last few decades. It contextualizes the theoretical models that inform their investigations, analyzing them alongside the history of the avant-garde and the heated theoretical debates that have taken place over whether to continue or bring an end to the lyric. Systematically addressing the various strategies employed by these poets and drawing on reception theory and cognitive studies, Jeff Barda argues that French radical poetics re-evaluates the lyric in cognitive terms beyond the personal. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in twenty-first-century forms of experimental writing and the connections between literature and the arts today.

Wild Honey Reading New Zealand women's poetry

Wild Honey Reading New Zealand women's poetry

Author: Paula Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The Complete Works of John Milton: Volume XI Manuscript Writings

The Complete Works of John Milton: Volume XI Manuscript Writings

Author: William (New College Oxford) Poole Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2019

This is the first edition to collect together Milton's non-poetic manuscript writings. It is also the first edition of Milton's Commonplace Book manuscript to provide both the original text and a full translation and commentary. Additional sections furnish editions of Milton's draft ideas for dramas from the Trinity College manuscript, as well as his surviving presentation inscriptions. Full biobibliographies and indexes are also provided. This edition is an essential resource for any scholar wishing to understand the development of Milton's thought as assisted by or reflected in his reading.