Tradition and the Individual Poem

Author: Anne Ferry

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804742359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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A theoretical, historical, and critical inquiry, this book looks at the assumptions anthologies are predicated on, how they are put together, the treatment of the poems in them, and the effects their presentations have on their readers.
Poetic Theory and Practice of T.S. Eliot

Author: Dushiant Kumar Rampal

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171565247

Category: English poetry

Page: 294

View: 816

This Is A Comprehensive Study Of The Whole Æuvre Of T.S. Eliot, His Poetry, Criticism, Drama And Social Writings From The Pen Of A Penetrating Scholar. The Writings Of Eliot Still Form Major Documents Of Twentieth Century English Literature Presenting Challenges And Problems To The Reader. Using The Tools Of 'Background' And 'Domain' Assumptions, The Author Has Brought Out Eliot'S Philosophical Moorings And Sociological Preoccupations. A Study Of This Book Is A Must If Eliot'S Esoteric Doctrines And Poetry Have To Be Seen As A Systematic Whole.
Poetic Revelations

Author: Mark S. Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079538

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 939

This book explores the much debated relation of language and bodily experience (i.e. the 'flesh'), considering in particular how poetry functions as revelatory discourse and thus relates to the formal horizon of theological inquiry. The central thematic focus is around a 'phenomenology of the flesh' as that which connects us with the world, being the site of perception and feeling, joy and suffering, and of life itself in all its vulnerability. The voices represented in this collection reflect interdisciplinary methods of interpretation and broadly ecumenical sensibilities, focusing attention on such matters as the revelatory nature of language in general and poetic language in particular, the function of poetry in society, the question of Incarnation and its relation to language and the poetic arts, the kenosis of the Word, and human embodiment in relation to the word 'enfleshed' in poetry.
The English Lyric Tradition

Author: R. James Goldstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476664750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 932

Modern readers can sometimes be unsure about the language and the literary conventions of medieval and Renaissance verse--lyrical works written at a time before poetry was assumed to be about personal expression. This readers' guide introduces to a 21st century audience some of the greatest masterpieces of English poetry spanning five centuries. Focusing on poems by Chaucer, Wyatt, Shakespeare, Milton and others, the author discusses the development of poetic technique, explains the rhetorical culture of earlier centuries and describes the various lyric forms--including lover's complaints, sonnets and elegies--that poets used to communicate with readers.
A Poet's Glossary

Author: Edward Hirsch

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547737461

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

View: 790

“An instant classic that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious poet and literature student” (The Washington Post). A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—an “absorbing” book all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over (The New Yorker). Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the world, returning with an inclusive, international compendium. Moving gracefully from the bards of ancient Greece to the revolutionaries of Latin America, from small formal elements to large mysteries, he provides thoughtful definitions for the most important lyrical vocabulary, imbuing his work with a lifetime of scholarship and the warmth of a man devoted to his art. Knowing how a poem works is essential to unlocking its meaning. Hirsch’s entries will deepen readers’ relationships with their favorite poems and open greater levels of understanding in each new poem they encounter. Shot through with the enthusiasm, authority, and sheer delight that made How to Read a Poem so beloved, A Poet’s Glossary is a new classic.
Critical Companion to T. S. Eliot

Author: Russell Murphy

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108551

Category: Electronic books

Page: 625

View: 196

Best known for his works "The Waste Land", "Four Quartets", and "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock," T S Eliot is one of the most popular 20th-century poets studied in high school and college English classes. This work explores the life and works of this amazing Nobel Prize-winning writer, with analyses of Eliot's writing.
Arabic Poetry

Author: Muhsin J. al-Musawi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135989262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 351

View: 169

Since the late 1940s, Arabic poetry has spoken for an Arab conscience, as much as it has debated positions and ideologies, nationally and worldwide. This book tackles issues of modernity and tradition in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts and criticism by poets as participants in transformation and change. It studies the poetic in its complexity, relating to issues of selfhood, individuality, community, religion, ideology, nation, class and gender. Al-Musawi also explores in context issues that have been cursorily noticed or neglected, like Shi’i poetics, Sufism, women’s poetry, and expressions of exilic consciousness. Arabic Poetry employs current literary theory and provides comprehensive coverage of modern and post-modern poetry from the 1950s onwards, making it essential reading for those with interests in Arabic culture and literature and Middle East studies.
British Poetry in the Age of Modernism

Author: Peter Howarth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521853934

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 610

If Modernist poetry dominated the early twentieth century, what did it mean for British poets like Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen not to be Modernist? Peter Howarth has written an informative and inspiring account of the themes and debates that have shaped British poetry of the last century.
Quotation and Modern American Poetry

Author: Elizabeth Gregory

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0892633476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 850

In this volume Elizabeth Gregory addresses a number of key issues surrounding the formation of the American poetic canon. Taking as her primary examples T. S. Eliot's Waste Land, William Carlos Williams' Paterson, and selected poems by Marianne Moore, she examines the ways in which modern American writers struggled with questions of literary authority and cultural identity in relation to pre-existing European models. Gregory focuses on these issues through analysis of the use of quotation in modern and postmodern literature, a practice that was strikingly divergent from the accepted use of literary allusion. Her introduction traces a history of quotation as it has been practiced in literature from classical to modern times. She then focuses on the texts of Eliot, Williams, and Moore—three central figures of American modernism whose work the author believes represents a spectrum of responses to the established European model of poetical discourse. Gregory's selection of Moore also allows her to deal with feminist concerns as they emerge in the more general modernist dialogue. How was a female writer to make use of a literary canon that traditionally excluded female participation? "The implications of Gregory's argument . . . will surely be of especial interest to feminist scholars of American poetry."—Lois Parkinson Zamora, University of Houston.