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Deep Skin: Elizabeth Bishop and Visual Art

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Elizabeth Bishop, who constructed poems of crystalline visual accuracy, is often regarded as the most painterly of twentieth-century American poets. In Deep Skin , Peggy Samuels explores Bishop's attraction to painters who experimented with dynamic interactions…
Imagination and <i>Logos</i>: Essays on C. P. Cavafy

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This book explores diverse but complementary interdisciplinary approaches to the poetics, intertexts, and influence of the work of C. P. Cavafy (Konstantinos Kavafis), one of the most important twentieth-century European poets. Written by leading international…
The Poetry of Sara Pujol Russell
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|October 1, 2005

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New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City

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As New York and Paris began to modernize, new modes of entertainment, such as panoramas, dioramas, and photography, seemed poised to take the place of the more complex forms of literary expression. Dioramas and photography were invented in Paris but soon spread…
Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits
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|October 13, 2015

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During his sojourn in England during the 1870s, a young Cavafy found himself enthralled by the aesthetic movement of cosmopolitan London. It was during these years that he encountered the canvases and personalities of Pre-Raphaelite painters, including…
Poetic Truth
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|November 1, 1978

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Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry
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|March 30, 2003

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Just as the look of the American landscape has changed since the nineteenth century, so has our idea of landscape. Here Bonnie Costello reads six twentieth-century American poets who have reflected and shaped this transformation and in the process renovated…
Ragas of Longing: The Poetry of Michael Ondaatje
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|September 20, 2003

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In Ragas of Longing , Sam Solecki offers the first book-length study of Michael Ondaatje's poetry and its place in his body of work. Relating the poetry to various poetic traditions from classical Tamil to postmodern, Solecki presents a chronological critical…
Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art

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Spiegelman examines the theme of indolence-- both positive and negative--as it appears in the canonical work of four Romantic poets. He argues for a renewal of interest in literary formalism, aesthetics, and the pastoral genre. Wordsworth's "wise passiveness,"…
The Birth of the Modern Mind: Self, Consciousness, and the Invention of the Sonnet

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This revolutionary study presents new facts and an original theory about the origin of the thought and literature that may be considered "modern." Using fifty-one new translations of sonnets from four languages spanning seven centuries, Oppenheimer argues that…
Witness and Transformation: The Poetics of Gennady Aygi

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A first full-length critical study of Chuvash-born poet Gennady Aygi (1934-2006), who is considered the father of late-Soviet avant-garde Russian poetry, this book charts the development of Aygi's poetics, which draws equally on Russian poetic and religious…