C. Day-Lewis: The Golden Bridle: Selected Prose by Albert GelpiC. Day-Lewis: The Golden Bridle: Selected Prose by Albert Gelpi

C. Day-Lewis: The Golden Bridle: Selected Prose

EditorAlbert Gelpi, Bernard O'Donoghue

Hardcover | October 28, 2017

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C. Day-Lewis was a major figure in British poetry and culture from the 1930s until his death in 1972. The Golden Bridle: Selected Prose takes its title from the myth of Bellerophon and the golden bridle of Pegasus, which Day-Lewis invoked on several occasions as a metaphor for the creativeprocess. Day-Lewis as poet is, then, the organizing idea of this anthology, and the selections indicate the scope and range of his vital engagement with English life and letters. Organised into four parts, the volume illustrates Day-Lewis's reflections on the role and function of poetry in society and culture; the creative process and the workings of the imagination as well as the nature of poetic truth and its relation to science; poets who were of particular importance toDay-Lewis; and the poetic process in relation to the composition of several of his own poems. The notes indicate the particular source, circumstances, and central issues of each piece, to provide a brief intellectual biography and critical account of this eminent poet's development andstanding.
Albert Gelpi is William Robertson Coe Professor of American Literature, emeritus at Stanford University. He is author of Emily Dickinson: The Mind of the Poet (1965) and The Tenth Muse: The Psyche of the American Poet (1975) and editor of The Poet in America: 1650 to the Present, Wallace Stevens: The Poetics of Modernism, Denise Levert...
Title:C. Day-Lewis: The Golden Bridle: Selected ProseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:October 28, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPoerty, Politics, and SocietyPreface to Oxford Poetry 1927 (with W. H. Auden)from A Hope for Poetry (1934)'Revolutionaries and Poetry'(1935)from 'The Poet's Task' (1951)Poetry and Poeticsfrom The Poetic Image (1947)'The Colloquial Element in English Poetry' (1947)'The Poet's Way of Knowledge' (1956)from The Lyric Impulse (1965)Poets'Gerard Manley Hopkins' (1934)'Introduction' to George Meredith's Modern Love (1948)'The Lyrical Poetry of Thomas Hardy' (1951)'Introduction' to Robert Frost's Selected Poems (1955)'Introduction' to Wilfred Owen's Collected Poems (1963)Autobiographical Reflectionsfrom The Buried Day (1960)from 'Making a Poem' (mid-1960s)from 'The Golden Bridle' (1965)from 'On Translating Poetry' (1969)'Foreword' to Selected Poems (1967)