This selection of letters (1938-1985) belonging to a major figure on the post-1945 scene allows a glimpse of his often turbulent life.
Author: William Sydney Graham
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Category: Literary Collections
This selection of letters (1938-1985) belonging to a major figure on the post-1945 scene allows a glimpse of his often turbulent life. These letters are a testament to the close intellectual and spiritual bonds which nourished his writing over the many years he worked.
28 The Nightfisherman, 78. 29 Ibid. 167–8. 30 Tom Leonard, 'Journeys',
Edinburgh Review, 75(1986), 83–7, 87. 31 The Nightfisherman, 337. Certainly,
Graham's opening gambits at readings could be unnerving: not 212 W. S.
Graham: In the ...
Author: Angela Leighton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Literary Criticism
What is form? Why does form matter? In this imaginative and ambitious study, Angela Leighton assesses not only the legacy of Victorian aestheticism, and its richly resourceful keyword, 'form', but also the very nature of the literary. She shows how writers, for two centuries and more, have returned to the idea of form as something which contains the secret of art itself. She tracks the development of the word from the Romantics to contemporary poets, and offers close readings of, among others, Tennyson, Pater, Woolf, Yeats, Stevens, and Plath, to show how form has provided the single most important way of accounting for the movements of literary language itself. She investigates, for instance, the old debate of form and content, of form as music or sound-shape, as the ghostly dynamic and dynamics of a text, as well as its long association with the aestheticist principle of being 'for nothing'. In a wide-ranging and inventive argument, she suggests that form is the key to the pleasure of the literary text, and that that pleasure is part of what literary criticism itself needs to answer and convey.
For those who wish a deeper knowledge of Graham and his contemporaries , The Nightfisherman , Selected Letters of W . S . Graham , edited by Michael and
Margaret Snow and published by Michael Schmidt at Carcanet , as well as The ...
Written April 1945 ( see The Nightfisherman : Selected Letters of W . S . Graham (
1959 ) , ed . Michael and Margaret Snow , 37 ) . 12 ' Notes on a Poetry of Release
' . A number of the ideas here , and indeed some intact statements can be ...
W . S . Di Piero ) Margaret Snow ( Ed . with Michael Snow ) / 309 The Nightfisherman : Selected Letters of W . S . Graham ( v . Michael Hofmann )
Randall Mann / 392 Complaint in the Garden ( v . Brian Phillips ) Michael Snow (
Ed . with ...
Dennis O ' Driscoll On Pancakes Alone W . S . Graham : The Nightfisherman :
Selected Letters , edited by Michael and Margaret Snow . Manchester : Carcanet
, £12 . 95 . W . S . Graham and Philip Larkin ( for my money , the two finest post ...
Anthony Astbury at the Greville Press published her collection Ten Poems in
1988. 2. Letter of 24 January 1977, The Nightfisherman: selected letters of W.S.
Graham, edited by Michael and Margaret Snow (Carcanet, 1999). The comment
Author: Robyn Marsack
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Category: Literary Collections
A Book of the Year 2019 in The Morning Star. This is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a small, ambitious press over a period of radical transformation in publishing. Each of Carcanet's fifty years is marked by an exchange of letters - handwritten, typed, and now emailed - between an author and the editor. Beginning in 1969 with the response to an invitation to subscribe to Carcanet for two guineas, the book traces Carcanet's progress and offers insight into the nature of literary editing. At its heart is the personal relationship of author and editor/publisher, the conflicts, friendships and vicissitudes that occur at the nexus between the work, its creator, publisher and reader. Poets are central, but fiction writers, translators, biographers and critics also contribute to the Carcanet ferment and firmament. Fifty Fifty celebrates the writers', readers' and editor's risks, passions and pleasures.
Snow ' s concept of interest - threat mismatch fits well into a broader construct
often expressed with the catchy phrase " The West versus the Rest . " SNOW ,
LUCY See Aubert , Rosemary , 1946SNOW , MARGARET , ed . The nightfisherman .
Snow and Snow, Nightfisherman, 42. Graham's harshness – on other occasions
his editors explain – was frequently due to having sunk a few pints after which he
could be very 'brittle'. Chris Stephens, Peter Lanyon: At the Edge of Landscape ...
Author: David Wilkinson
Publisher: ISD LLC
Since his death in 1942, St Ives has become marinated in the spirit of the naive painter, Alfred Wallis. Naum Gabo, the Russian Constructivist, felt that Wallis's gift as an artist was that he never knew he was one. His unconventional approach and the innocence of his personal method of making art marked Alfred Wallis, even after his death, as a crucial figure in the modernist movement. The art scene in St Ives during World War II is depicted vividly in The Alfred Wallis Factor which illustrates the birth of modernism in the small fishing port in the far south-west of England. With dominant personalities like Sven Berlin, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Adrian Stokes, Bernard Leach, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Patrick Heron, it was inevitable that personal relationships would both form and fracture. Though causes would range from the banal to the bizarre, David Wilkinson never loses focus on the high stakes for which these characters were playing: the creation of their work, and reputations, of lasting significance. Their passion was strong and their ambition even stronger. The Alfred Wallis Factor tells the story of this extraordinary painter's long-lasting influence on - and beyond - modernism:David Wilkinson expounds the events around and following the artist's death, assessing the roles of friends and rivals in making Alfred Wallis a benchmark of modern British art. The Alfred Wallis Factor is a comprehensive examination of a troubled era, in which life met war and changed the destiny of the art world.
6–8 of The Seafarer. 62 Michael Snow and Margaret Snow, eds., The Nightfisherman: Selected Letters of W. S. Graham (Manchester: Carcanet, 1999),
91–7. 63 Tony Lopez, The Poetry of W. S. Graham (Edinburgh: Edinburgh
University Press, ...
Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Strange Likeness examines how Old English was rediscovered by twentieth-century poets, and the uses to which they put that discovery in their own writing. Poets discussed include Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden, Edwin Morgan, and Seamus Heaney, whose translation of Beowulf is for the first time fully contextualized within the rest of his work.
... and dying out in the night . fisherman . And through the year , So fierce yet
plaintive it sounded , that when there came news of disaster to strong men
trembled and could not the Bretnickese , some shook their forbear to pray . And
when they ...
See Michael and Margaret Snow (eds), The Nightfisherman: Selected Letters of
W.S. Graham, Manchester 1999, pp.153-5. 3 Information from “Ruth Hilton
Memoir and Biographical Events' both in Lewis 1995, and David Brown (ed.), St
Author: Chris Stephens
Category: Painting, Abstract
Roger Hilton's paintings of the early 1950s employed a limited palette of primary colours and were strongly abstract, and his later works included elements of the St Ives landscape and nude studies as he continued to expand his oeuvre. This book explores his life and work, examining his artistic development.
JIM KEERY : W . S . GRAHAM AND DYLAN THOMAS In a review of “ The Nightfisherman ” , John Lucas makes a helpful statement of the case I intend to
challenge : “ There was and I think still is widespread agreement that while
Graham may ...
Special Notices The Nightfisherman : Selected Letters of W . S . Graham , edited
by Michael and Mar - garet Snow ( Carcanet £12 . 95 ) That the Scots poet W . S .
Graham was a prolific letter - writer is not really surpris - ing , since from an early
... The Nightfisherman - Selected Letters of W.S. Graham , Carcanet , Manchester
, 1999 Spalding , Frances , British Art Since 1900 , Thames and Hudson , London
, 1986 Spalding , Frances , Dance Till The Stars Come Down - A Biography of ...
Author: Roger Bristow
Publisher: Sansom Company Limited
Category: Gay artists
First complete study of these two major Scottish painters, and the engrossing story of Bohemian London in the mid-twentieth century.
See letters to Sven Berlin in The Nightfisherman : Selected Letters of W . S .
Graham , ed . Michael and Margaret Snow ( Carcanet Press , Manchester , 1999 )
, e . g . p . 84 : ' To read – THE WHITE GODDESS by GRAVES - the most
The Nightfisherman : Selected Letters of W . S . Graham ( Manchester , 1999 ) , p
. 156 . W . S . Graham , ' Notes on a Poetry of Release ' , Poetry Scotland , 3 ( July
1946 ) ; repr . in Selected Letters , pp 379 – 83 . The Nightfisherman , p . 154 .
Author: Michael Bird
Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited
St Ives is unique in British art history. Between the Second World War and the 1970s, many progressive artists chose to work and often settle around this small port in the far west of Cornwall.Drawing on fresh research, Michael Bird has created a fascinating and highly readable account of St Ives and its artists.
I am not a night fisherman by regular habit , but occasionally when the day is
warm and the wind gentle I will stay on the water long after the last light fades ,
and try to tempt the larger trout that come forth to feed at night . And occasionally
Jennifer touched her friend ' s hand and pointed to the slowly moving light of a night fisherman , and beyond it the lights of a launch . She felt the returned
pressure from Gloria . They said nothing , both immersed in the romance of the
Author: John Emery
Publisher: Soho PressInc
Set in New Guinea after World War I, this novel portrays the first contacts between civilized whites from Australia and the stone-age tribes living in the highlands of New Guinea