Download or read book Collected Poems of Ted Hughes written by Ted Hughes and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 1376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time, the vast canon of the poetry of Ted Hughes - winner of the Whitbread and Forward Prizes and former Poet Laureate - together in a single e-book. The Collected Poems spans fifty years of work, from Hawk in the Rain to the best-selling Birthday Letters. It also includes the complete texts of such seminal publications as Crow and Tales from Ovid as well as those children's poems that Hughes felt crossed over into adult poetry. Most significantly it also includes small press publications and editions that, until now, remain uncollected and have never before been available to a general readership. 'A guardian spirit of the land and language.' Seamus Heaney
|Author||: Natalie Pollard|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Release Date||: 2020-05-27|
|Pages||: 331 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (925 download)|
Download or read book Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-first Century written by Natalie Pollard and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-27 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a book about contemporary literary and artistic entanglements: word and image, media and materiality, inscription and illustration. It proposes a vulnerable, fugitive mode of reading poetry, which defies disciplinary categorisations, embracing the open-endedness and provisionality of forms. This manifests itself interactively in the six case studies, which have been chosen for their distinctness and diversity across the long twentieth century: the book begins with the early twentieth-century work of writer and artist Djuna Barnes, exploring her re-animation of sculptural and dramatic sources. It then turns to the late modernist artist and poet David Jones considering his use of the graphic and plastic arts in The Anathemata, and next, to the underappreciated mid-century poet F.T. Prince, whose work uncannily re-activates Michelangelo's poetry and sculpture. The second half of the book explores the collaborations of the canonical poet Ted Hughes with the publisher and artist Leonard Baskin during the 1970s; the innovative late twentieth-century poetry of Denise Riley who uses page space and embodied sound as a form of address; and, finally, the contemporary poet Paul Muldoon who has collaborated with photographers and artists, as well as ventriloquising nonhuman phenomena. The resulting unique study offers contemporary writers and readers a new understanding of literary, artistic, and nonhuman practices and shows the cultural importance of engaging with their messy co-dependencies. The book challenges critical methodologies that make a sharp division between the textual work and the extra-literary, and raises urgent questions about the status and autonomy of art and its social role.
Download or read book The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry written by Wendell Berry and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2009-03-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berry’s poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied his work for years—land and nature, family and community, tradition as the groundwork for life and culture—The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry celebrates the broad range of this vital and transforming poet.
Download or read book A Time to Reflect written by and published by Lion Books. This book was released on 1998 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With sources ranging from Biblical writers through to early, medieval, and modern authors, this book offers 365 meditations for daily reading or occassional reference. There are selections from best-loved saints, mystics, poets, and sages, as well as lesser-known sources, and they are fully indexed by author and theme.
Download or read book Sustainable Poetry written by Leonard M. Scigaj and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-12-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the work of A.R. Ammons, Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin, and Gary Snyder, author Leonard Scigaj shows that just as a sustainable society does not depreciate its resource base, so a sustainable poetry does not restrict interest to language. Over the past thirty years many poets have shown an increasing sensitivity to ecological thinking. But critics trained in poststructuralist language theory often fail to explore the substance of ecopoetry. Scigaj is the first to define ecopoetry as separate and distinct from nature or environmental poetry, marked by its concern with balancing the interests of human beings with the needs of nature. Just as science learned that the earth was not the center of the universe, ecopoetry insists on the recognition that humans are not at the center of the natural world.
Download or read book Calling on God written by Peter Bankson and published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. This book was released on 2014-09-05 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fresh, inclusive, creation-conscious prayers to nourish your soul—and the soul of your worship community. “We are called to name the extravagant wildness of God, the overflowing abundance of creation, and the deep aching need of a broken world in new words and images that speak to contemporary concerns.... [These prayers] are an invitation to pray boldly.” —from the Introduction This special prayerbook is for today’s Christians who find comfort in the rhythm of the traditional lectionary but long to connect with God in ways that are satisfying to the modern heart and mind. Founded on creativity, inclusivity and sharing, it encourages us to remember the divine elements of the natural world around us as we express our hopes and fears for others and ourselves. Inspiring words help us give thanks for human inventions and lament the evils of poverty, violence and oppression of all kinds while remaining mindful of God’s promises of healing for a broken world. Following the annual procession of the seasons with prayers that are appropriate for personal devotion as well as for use in leading worship, these new ways to call on God will feed your soul and inspire you to find your own fresh language for thanksgiving, praise, intercession and petition, whether in your community or personal spiritual life.
Download or read book The Poetry of Ted Hughes written by Sandie Byrne and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Reader's Guide charts the reception history of Ted Hughes' poetry from his first to last published collection, culminating in posthumous tributes and assessments of his lifetime achievement. Sandie Byrne explores the criticism relating to key issues such as nature, myth, the Laureateship, and Hughes' relationship with Sylvia Plath.
|Author||: Eric L. Haralson|
|Release Date||: 2014-01-21|
|Pages||: 2474 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (177 download)|
Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century written by Eric L. Haralson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 2474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.
Download or read book Poetry of Mourning written by Jahan Ramazani and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1994-05-28 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through readings of elegies, self-elegies, war poems and the blues, this book covers a wide range of poets, including Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, W.H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney. It is grounded in genre theory and in the psychoanalysis of mourning.
Download or read book Why Love Will Always Be a Poor Investment written by Kurt Armstrong and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Marriage is intimate. Marriage is hard": sober thoughts for a time when movies and television tell us that love is supposed to be romantic and fun. In this eclectic blend of playful and earnest storytelling, social commentary, and fierce argument, Kurt Armstrong offers an up-close look at real-life marriage and the countless ways it differs from what the advertisers tell us it should be. With wisdom, wit, and profound honesty, he explores the aching beauty of love, the ongoing struggle to maintain vows, and the reality of death as the finishing line of covenant. "Even if love one day fills my heart full of grief," says Armstrong, "it is still the only thing worth living for." This moving, honest, heartfelt look at real-life marriage will strike a chord with single men and women, young couples, and seasoned veterans of married life.
Download or read book The Great War in Irish Poetry written by Fran Brearton and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2003 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great War in Irish Poetry explores the impact of the First World War on the work of W. B. Yeats, Robert Graves, and Louis MacNeice in the period 1914-45, and on three contemporary Northern Irish poets, Derek Mahon, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley. Its concern is to place their work, and memory of the Great War, in the context of Irish culture and politics in the twentieth century. The historical background to Irish involvement in the Great War is explained, as are the ways in which some of the events of 1912-1920--the Home Rule crisis, the loss of the Titanic, the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising--still reverberate in the politics of remembrance in Northern Ireland. While the Great War is perceived as central to English culture, and its literature holds a privileged position in the English literary canon, the centrality of the Great War to Irish writing has seldom been acknowledged. This book is concerned with the extent to which recognition of the importance of the Great War in Irish writing has become a casualty of competing versions of the literary canon. It shows that, despite complications in Irish domestic politics which led to the repression of "official memory" of the Great War in Ireland, Irish poets, particularly those writing in the "troubled" Northern Ireland of the last thirty years, have been drawn throughout the century to the events and images of 1914-18.
Download or read book Writing for an Endangered World written by Lawrence BUELL and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The environmental imagination does not stop short at the edge of the woods. Nor should our understanding of it, as Lawrence Buell makes powerfully clear in his new book that aims to reshape the field of literature and environmental studies. Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, his book thus provides the theoretical underpinnings for an ecocriticism now reaching full power, and does so in remarkably clear and concrete ways. Writing for an Endangered World offers a conception of the physical environment--whether built or natural--as simultaneously found and constructed, and treats imaginative representations of it as acts of both discovery and invention. A number of the chapters develop this idea through parallel studies of figures identified with either "natural" or urban settings: John Muir and Jane Addams; Aldo Leopold and William Faulkner; Robinson Jeffers and Theodore Dreiser; Wendell Berry and Gwendolyn Brooks. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, but ranging freely across national borders, his book reimagines city and country as a single complex landscape. Reviews of this book: Author of the widely influential The Environmental Imagination, Buell is a major figure in contemporary ecocriticism. Here, in broadening the scope of his earlier book, Buell blurs the usual distinction between natural and built environments. Exploring how a variety of texts imagine urban, rural, ocean, and desert places, he convincingly argues that literary imagination is powerfully shaped by--and shapes--a single, complex environment that is both found and constructed...Buell's book is important: it points ecocriticism in profoundly new and welcome directions. --W. Conlogue, Choice
|Author||: Jenny Stringer|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Release Date||: 1996|
|Pages||: 774 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (227 download)|
Download or read book The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English written by Jenny Stringer and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1996 with total page 774 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world
Download or read book REAL Volume 7 (1991) written by Grabes and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 1991 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature written by Jay Parini and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004 with total page 2273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Download or read book Defenses Against the Dark Arts written by John S. Nelson and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2021-01-11 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the publishing sensation of the last half-century, Harry Potter dominates early education in politics. Children, tweens, teens, and adults love it; and most students come to college knowing at least some of it. This dark fantasy analyzes politics in strikingly practical and institutional ways. Like ancient Sophists, modern Machiavellians, and postmodern Nietzscheans, the Potter books treat politics as dark arts and our defenses against them. The Potter saga overflows with drama, humor, and insight into ours as dark times of terrible troubles. These reach from racism, sexism, and specism to fascism, terrorism, autocracy, and worse. Harry and his friends respond with detailed, entertaining takes on many ideologies, movements, and styles of current politics.Defenses Against the Dark Arts argues that Potter performances of magic show us how and why to leap into political action. This includes the high politics of governments and elections, and especially the everyday politics of families, schools, businesses, media, and popular cultures. It explores Potter versions of idealism, realism, feminism, and environmentalism. It clarifies Potter accounts of bureaucracy, nationalism, and patronage. And it analyzes Potter resistance through existentialism and anarchism. The emphasis is on learning to face and defend against dark arts in dark times.
|Author||: Rachel R. Baum|
|Release Date||: 2007-11-14|
|Pages||: 185 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (864 download)|
Download or read book Funeral and Memorial Service Readings, Poems and Tributes written by Rachel R. Baum and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2007-11-14 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Words can fail even the most articulate when called upon to speak at a loved one's funeral or memorial occasion. The bereaved desires to say something meaningful, yet services are often held so quickly that there is little time to find something appropriate at the library or bookstore. This book is a collection of poetry and prose appropriate for reading at a funeral or memorial service. To assist the reader in finding a suitable passage, the book is divided into eleven chapters. There are tributes for mothers; fathers; children; spouses and soulmates; friends; siblings and other close relatives; soldiers and victims of war or violence; pets; and general readings appropriate for men, women, or any loved one. These selections will also prove helpful for clergy, counselors, and hospice, hospital, and funeral professionals. Appendices list resources and support organizations, and each selection is indexed by author, title, and first line. A special additional index references pieces by famous uses, such as in a film, novel, or celebrity's funeral, so readers can locate a passage they remember from its context.