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Word Toys: Poetry and Technics
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|July 25, 2017

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Word Toys: Poetry and Technics is an engaging and thought provoking volume that speculates on a range of textual works-poetic, novelistic, and programmed-as technical objects. With the ascent of digital culture, new forms of literature and literary production are…
Writing Not Writing: Poetry, Crisis, And Responsibility
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|July 1, 2017

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The poet George Oppen comments, “There are situations which cannot honorably [be] met by art, and surely no one need fiddle precisely at the moment that the house next door is burning.” To write poetry under such circumstances, he continues,…
Charlotte Smith In British Romanticism
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|January 20, 2016

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Charlotte Smith's early sonnets established the genre as a Romantic form; her novels advanced sensibility beyond its reliance on emotional facility; and her blank verse initiated one of the most familiar of Romantic verse forms. This volume draws together the…
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,"…
Poetics of the Antilles: Poetry, History and Philosophy in the Writings of Perse, Césaire, Fanon…

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The essays collected in this volume study the poetry and thought of four major Francophone Caribbean writers: Saint-John Perse, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon and Édouard Glissant. In a context where identity was a question, an original conception of subjectivity…
Ascetic Modernism In The Work Of T S Eliot And Gustave Flaubert
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|January 20, 2016

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Gott examines Eliot¿s The Waste Land (1922) in conjunction with Gustave Flaubert¿s La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1874). He provides a highly original reading of both texts and argues that a stylistic affinity exists between the two works.
Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry: Ibn Al-rumi And The Patron's Redemption

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This book gives an insight into panegyrics, a genre central to understanding medieval Near Eastern Society. Poets in this multi-ethnic society would address the majority of their verse to rulers, generals, officials, and the urban upper classes, its tone ranging…
Seamus Heaney's Regions
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|June 30, 2014

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Regional voices from England, Ireland, and Scotland inspired Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel prize-winner, to become a poet, and his home region of Northern Ireland provided the subject matter for much of his poetry. In his work, Heaney explored, recorded, and…
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…
Invisible Terrain: John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature
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|July 24, 2017

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In his debut collection, Some Trees (1956), the American poet John Ashbery poses a question that resonates across his oeuvre and much of modern art: 'How could he explain to them his prayer / that nature, not art, might usurp the canvas?' When Ashbery asks this…
The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower
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|March 31, 2017

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The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is divided into three parts. The first part, "Working theories: medieval and modern," is…
Places In The Making: A Cultural Geography Of American Poetry

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Places in the Making maps a range of twentieth- and twenty-first century American poets who have used language to evoke the world at various scales. Distinct from related traditions including landscape poetry, nature poetry, and pastoral poetry—which tend…
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