In fact, it is Thomas Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” a mine of
cliche ́s for almost three centuries: “short ... of prose in many literatures,
especially those of classical antiquity (Sanskrit, Greek, Latin); in time, however, in
the poetry ...
Author: William Harmon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" "[The poet] is a seer.... he is individual... he is complete in himself.... the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not. He is not one of the chorus. "—Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass Poetry has always given rise to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. Indeed, the history of poetry criticism is as rich and varied a journey as the history of poetry itself. But classic writings such as Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass serve as more than a critical "call and response": the works are striking examples of how the finest poets themselves have written on poetics and the works of their peers and predecessors—revealing, in the process, much about the theory and passion behind their own works. Spanning thousands of years and including thirty-three of the most influential critical essays ever written, Classic Writings on Poetry is the first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Beginning with a survey of the history of poetics and providing an introduction and brief biography for each reading, esteemed poet and critic William Harmon takes readers from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to the Norse mythology of Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál. John Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry are included, as is an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, arriving, finally, at the modernist sensibility of "Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality," by Laura (Riding) Jackson. For anyone interested in the art and artifice of poetry, Classic Writings on Poetry is a journey well worth taking.
From Outlaw to Classic presents a sweeping history of the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the American poetry canon.
Author: Alan Golding
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
From Outlaw to Classic presents a sweeping history of the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the American poetry canon. Students, scholars, critics, and poets will welcome this enlightening and impressively documented book. Recent writings by critics and theorists on literary canons have dealt almost exclusively with prose; Alan Golding shows that, like all canons, those of American poetry are characterized by conflict. Choosing a series of varied but representative instances, he analyzes battles and contentions among poets, anthologists, poetry magazine editors, and schools of thought in university English departments. The chapters: • present a history of American poetry anthologies • compare competing models of canon-formation, the aesthetic (poet-centered) and the institutional (critic-centered) • discuss the influence of the New Critics, emphasizing their status as practicing poets, their anti-nationalist reading of American poetry, and the landmark textbook, Understanding Poetry by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren • examine the canonizing effects of an experimental “little magazine,” Origin • trace how the Language poets address, in both their theory and their method, the canonizing institutions and canonical assumptions of the age.
Author: Samuel Taylor ColeridgePublish On: 2017-07-31
The philosophic critics of all ages coincide with the ultimate judgment of all
countries, in equally denying the praises of a just poem, on the one hand, to a
series of striking lines or distiches, each of which, absorbing the whole attention
of the ...
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Content: Introduction: The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman Poetry: Notable Works: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment Christabel France: An Ode LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS (1798) LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH OTHER POEMS (1800) THE CONVERSATION POEMS The Complete Poems in Chronological Order Plays: OSORIO REMORSE THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE ZAPOLYA: A CHRISTMAS TALE IN TWO PARTS THE PICCOLOMINI THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN Literary Essays, Lectures and Memoirs: BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA ANIMA POETAE SHAKSPEARE, WITH INTRODUCTORY MATTER ON POETRY, THE DRAMA AND THE STAGE AIDS TO REFLECTION CONFESSIONS OF AN INQUIRING SPIRIT AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS FROM "THE FRIEND” HINTS TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE THEORY OF LIFE OMNIANA. 1812 A COURSE OF LECTURES LITERARY NOTES SPECIMENS OF THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE LITERARY REMAINS OF S.T. COLERIDGE Complete Letters: LETTERS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE BIBLIOGRAPHIA EPISTOLARIS
Haffenden , John , Viewpoints : Poets in Conversation , London : Faber and
Faber , 1981 . Hamilton , Ian , Robert Lowell : A Biography , London : Faber and
Faber , 1982 . Harmon , William ( ed . ) , Classic Writings on Poetry , New York ...
About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: Hilda Doolittle
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Heliodora, and Other Poems The poem Lais has in italics a translation of the Plato epigram in the Greek Anthology. Heliodora has in italics the two Meleager epigrams from the Anthology. In Nossis is the translation of the opening lines of the Garland of Meleager and the poem of Nossis herself in the Greek Anthology. The four Sappho fragments are te - worked freely. The Odyssey is a translation of the opening of the first book. The Ion is a translation of the latter part of the first long choros of the Ion of Euripides. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Both books describe themselves as sections of a projected long poem titled
Looms. Later books make no reference to that project, but continue to
demonstrate an interest in large poetic structures. ... Ed., Classic Writings on Poetry (2003).
Author: Joseph M. Flora
Publisher: LSU Press
This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.
publication had been aimed successfully at the prominent exper- imental poetry
magazines like The Dial and New Verse. ... The Ryerson Press, a Canadian
publisher, which brought it out in 26 SELECTED WRITINGS POEMS:THE CLASSIC ...
Author: A.J.M. Smith
Category: Literary Criticism
Arthur James Marshall Smith — prize-winning poet, essayist, influential anthologist, and critic — died in 1980. His last book, The Classic Shade: Selected Poems, on which Selected Writings is based, stands as his final intention in the world of literature.To this long out of print book the editor has added original material by Smith in which he defined and advanced modernism in Canadian writing. This edition also includes annotation, anextended introduction, and a bibliography.
Nō plays: the classic drama, distinctive to Japan but now much admired in the
West as well. Preferably to be seen and heard as well as read. The novels of
Ihara Saikaku (1642–1693): fictional writings in a poetic style, expressive of the
Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Essays address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and nonfiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, this volume shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Chikamatsu and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the core and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention throughout history and their ongoing relevance in modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretations, de Bary chooses two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the evolution of global civilization, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics helps one master the major texts of human thought.
It also includes remarks on the characteristics of four genres : memorials ,
personal letters and essays , the epigraph , and poetic writing in the lyric or ode
forms . In the latter section Cao Pi puts forward his theory of the Vital Breath in
Author: ReadHowYouWant.com, LimitedPublish On: 2012-01-01
A Poem with so bold a title, and a name prefixed from which the handling of so
serious a subject would not be expected, may ... a man indefatigably zealous in
the service of the church andstate;and whose writings havehighly deserved
Author: ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited
This collection contains, The Ballad of the White Horse by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Andromeda and Other Poems by Charles Kingsley, Ballads by William Makepeace Thackeray, Don Juan by Lord George Gordon Byron, Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses by Thomas Hardy, Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poetical Sketches by William Blake, Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries, with Miscellaneous Pieces by Thomas Hardy, Selected Poems by William Blake, Selected Poems by Robert Browning, Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, The Four Zoas by William Blake, THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN by Geoffrey Chaucer, The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden, Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy, Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer, Wessex Poems and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy, Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Eugene Onegin by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin,
Excerpt from W. B. Yeats: Man and Poet This book was written at a time when Yeats's writings were out of print.
Author: A. Norman Jeffares
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Excerpt from W. B. Yeats: Man and Poet This book was written at a time when Yeats's writings were out of print. It therefore seemed useful to quote very freely from both his published and unpublished work. But the book was also written in order to present a view of the relationship between Yeats's life and his work which might help the reader to understand some poems better, to see the interrelationships between work written at different periods of Yeats's life, and to see something of how Yeats himself thought about his life and his poetry. Preparing this edition has made me realise how much con siderations of space had forced me to omit from my original work: but, since 1949, there have been several specialised studies which deal with many of the topics which had to be handled brieﬂy here: Yeats's symbolism, his interest in the occult, the sources of his visual imagery, his role in public life, his thought and detailed criticism of his poetry. Despite the publication of these other studies of Yeats (to which I have added myself) some of the contents of this book are still un obtainable elsewhere and I believe that its attempt to keep the reader's attention on the poet's writings rather than the critic's has some value - for Yeats's own comments are illuminating, and the conjunction between his prose and verse is rewarding in the extreme as revealing some of the individualism of a great poet. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
A great corpus of literature flourished over those many centuries that
encompassed historical writings, philosophy, science, mathematics, arts,
manuals, medicine, belles-lettres, and poetry. For most of those centuries, fluent
reading and writing ...
Author: Barbara Davis
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Along with Chinese art, medicine, and philosophy, taijiquan has left the confines of its original culture, and offers health, relaxation, and a method of self-defense to people around the globe. Using the early texts now known as The Taijiquan Classics which have served as a touchstone for t’ai chi practitioners for 150 years, this book explores the fundamental ideas and what they mean to practitioners, students, and scholars. It also incorporates newly discovered sources that address the history of taijiquan and newly translated commentaries by Chen Weiming.
His heterogeneous shorter poems , above all , and the heterogeneous passages
which go to make his longer ones , never seem to come together in a while . His
general prose writing gives scrappy expression to a variety of enthusiasms and ...
All poetry — indeed , all writing — faces an immense challenge in dealing with
holocaust , be it atomic holocaust or any ... Forty years old in August 1945 , he
survived the bomb to write the classic literary account of the experience , Summer
Author: Nancy Anisfield
Publisher: Popular Press
These essays assess the nature of nuclear war literature from a variety of perspectives. Scholars, activists, novelists, poets, and teachers challenge nuclear ideologies and traditional readings of apocalyptic texts. Included: Holocaust literature of the 1950s, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich, poetry and nuclear war, Riddley Walker, Fiskadoro, haiku and Hiroshima, Kopit’s End of the World, O’Brien’s The Nuclear Age, and Vonnegut’s cataclysmic novels.
The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth
Century, ed. and tr. Burton Watson. Also in paperback ed. 1984 Poems of Love
and War: From the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long Poems of Classical Tamil
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?–286? BCE) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears, and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates this mystical philosophy through humor, parable, and anecdote, using non sequitur and even nonsense to illuminate truths beyond the boundaries of ordinary logic. Boldly imaginative and inventively written, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. One of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition, the Zhuangzi is read by thousands of English-language scholars each year, yet, until now, only in the Wade-Giles romanization. Burton Watson's conversion to pinyin in this book brings the text in line with how Chinese scholars, and an increasing number of other scholars, read it.
Ezra Pound here recreates for the English-speaking world the great poetry of ancient China.
Author: Ezra Pound
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Ezra Pound here recreates for the English-speaking world the great poetry of ancient China. The 305 odes of the Classic Anthology are the living tradition of Chinese poetry. Since the fifth century before Christ, they have been as familiar to literate Chinese as the Homeric poems were to the ancient Greeks. Indeed, Confucius held that no man was truly educated until he had studied the odes.
Selection by J . Hayward of critical writings . The classics and the man of letters :
the presidential address delivered to the Classical Association on 15 April 1942 .
1942 . Rptd in To criticize the critic , 1965 , below . The music of poetry : the third
Author: George Watson
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Literary Criticism
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
As we learn to recognize those poems that reperform the common themes of poetry , we also can recognize a poem that is quite ... Von den Steinen ' s “ What
he passed through is ( found ) in classical writings " is the most natural reading
for 1 .
Author: Stephen Owen
Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
Category: Literary Criticism
This study of poetry composed between the end of the first century B.C.E. and the third century C.E. examines extant material synchronically, as if it were not historically arranged. It also considers how scholars of the late fifth and early sixth centuries selected this material and reshaped it to produce the standard account of classical poetry.