Download or read book The Death of the Poet PDF or another Format written by N Quentin Woolf and published by Serpent's Tail. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Knox falls passionately and irrevocably in love with Rachel McAllistair the first time they meet. He interviews her for his radio show, and afterwards, when he tells her how impressive she was, she hits him, square on the jaw. Undeterred, he pursues her, promising to love her and never to leave her. This promise becomes his burden, as her behaviour whirls out of control. She is abusive and cruel. And yet he stays. Even when she does something so awful that his life is changed forever. And that point, on which his life turns, leads him to an unexpected connection with a man who suffered a terrible injury in the first world war. The Death of the Poet is a daringly honest, transfixing story about being in thrall to someone, being a victim and a protector, and how early promise can turn into an utterly unrecognisable life. An exploration of violence and what it means to be a man in the modern world, it's controversial, devastating, and, in a complicated way, romantic too.
Download or read book After the Death of Poetry PDF or another Format written by Vernon Lionel Shetley and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this deft analysis, Vernon Shetley shows how writers and readers of poetry, operating under very different conventions and expectations, have drifted apart, stranding the once-vital poetic enterprise on the distant margins of contemporary culture. Along with a clear understanding of where American poetry stands and how it got there, After the Death of Poetry offers a compelling set of prescriptions for its future, prescriptions that might enable the art to regain its lost stature in our intellectual life. In exemplary case studies, Shetley identifies the very different ways in which three postwar poets—Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, and John Ashbery—try to restore some of the challenge and risk that characterized modernist poetry's relation to its first readers. Sure to be controversial, this cogent analysis offers poets and readers a clear sense of direction and purpose, and so, the hope of reaching each other again.
Download or read book Propertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death PDF or another Format written by Theodore D. Papanghelis and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1987-05-28 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The bond between love and death has long been recognised as a defining characteristic of the elegies of Propertius, but scholars have rarely clarified how or to what degree Propertius differed from other love poets in associating these themes. In this book, Dr Papanghelis traces the radical way in which Propertius dealt with amorous and morbid fantasies in his poems. He argues that the modes of erotic expression used in the elegies are fundamentally unconventional, to the point that the definitions of love and death are interdependent. This book offers a detailed reading of some of the most stimulating and problematic of Propertius' elegies, offering fresh insight on the question of the poet's sensuous temperament and the significance of the love-death relationship in his works.
Download or read book The poet's death and other poems PDF or another Format written by William Webbe (writer of verse.) and published by . This book was released on 1865 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Death, and Afterwards (Complete Edition): From the English poet, best known for the Indian epic, dealing with the life and teaching of the Buddha, who also produced a well-known poetic rendering of the sacred Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita
Author : Edwin Arnold
Publisher : e-artnow
Release Date : 2015-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9788026845065
Pages : 82 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (26 users)
Download or read book Death, and Afterwards (Complete Edition): From the English poet, best known for the Indian epic, dealing with the life and teaching of the Buddha, who also produced a well-known poetic rendering of the sacred Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita PDF or another Format written by Edwin Arnold and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "Death, and Afterwards (Complete Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "MAN is not by any means convinced as yet of his immortality. All the great religions have in concert, more or less positively, affirmed it to him; but no safe logic proves it, and no entirely accepted voice from some farther world proclaims it. There is a restless instinct, an unquenchable hope, a silent discontent with the very best of transitory pleasures, which perpetually disturb his scepticism or shake his resignation; but only a few feel quite certain that they will never cease to exist. The vast majority either put the question aside, being absorbed in the pursuits of life; or grow weary of meditating it without result; or incline to think, not without melancholy satisfaction, that the death of the body brings an end to the individual. Of these, the happiest and most useful in their generation are the healthy-minded ones who are too full of vigor or too much busied with pleasure or duty, to trouble themselves about death and its effects. The most enviable are such as find, or affect to find, in the authority or the arguments of any extant religion, sufficing demonstration of a future existence. And perhaps the most foolish are those who, following ardent researches of science, learn so little at the knees of their "star-eyed" mistress as to believe those forces which are called intellect, emotion, and will, capable of extinction, while they discover and declare the endless conservation of motion and matter.
Monody on the death of Thomas Campbell ... Written shortly after the poet's decease ... on the 15th of June, 1844. [By William Beattie.]
Author : William BEATTIE (M.D.)
Release Date : 1844
ISBN 10 : BL:A0023592689
Pages : 11 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (2 users)
Download or read book Monody on the death of Thomas Campbell ... Written shortly after the poet's decease ... on the 15th of June, 1844. [By William Beattie.] PDF or another Format written by William BEATTIE (M.D.) and published by . This book was released on 1844 with total page 11 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Death of Poetry PDF or another Format written by Ian D. Hall and published by Beaten Track Publishing. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set on Malta and written partly as a homage to the beat generation writers, The Death of Poetry is a taut psychological exploration of relationships and situations that entwine the characters we observe through the narration. Opening with a seemingly unsuspicious death at a facility for ‘the unhinged’, our island detective at first feels it is just a circumstantial accident; after all, many inside are damaged and alone, having dealt with their addictions and afflictions. It is when a fresh victim appears, most definitely murdered, that he begins to unravel the fragile links and faint memories of those he now must confront from his own past—one he may not have wanted to remember for himself.
Download or read book Death of a Poet PDF or another Format written by Irma Kudrova and published by Overlook Press. This book was released on 2004-02-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the final years in the life of one of Russia's most talented poets during the Stalin era, discussing Tsvetaeva's fateful decision to follow her husband, Sergei Efron, back to Moscow from her Paris exile, her arrest for anti-Soviet activity, and descent into a nightmare of official persecution, peer indifference, and World War II that led to her suicide at the age of forty-nine. 17,500 first printing.
Download or read book Cinema's Illusions, Opera's Allure PDF or another Format written by David Schroeder and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The invention of cinema was ingenious, so much so that virtually no-one quite knew what to do with it. In its earliest stages, especially with the advent of the feature film, it needed models, and opera proved to be especially useful in that regard. The allure of opera to cinema early in the twentieth century held up through the silent era, into sound films, through the golden age of movies, and beyond. This book explores the numerous ways – some predictable, some unexpected, and some bizarre – in which this has happened. The influence of Richard Wagner on filmmakers has been especially striking, and some have even devised visual images that seem to emerge from a kind of non-verbal Wagnerian essence – a formative, musical urge that can underlie a cinematic idea, defying explanation and remaining purely sensory. Directors like Griffith, DeMille, Eisenstein, Chaplin, Bunuel or Hitchcock have intuited this possibility. Schroeder provides a fascinating, well-researched and always entertaining account of the influence of one medium on another, and shows that opera can often be found lurking in the background (or booming in the foreground) of an impressive range of films.
Download or read book The Death Of Poetry Will Be The Death Of Me PDF or another Format written by Darren Hobson and published by BookRix. This book was released on 2016-11-18 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of poetry is another golden chapter in this indie author's book of life, never before has a poet written something so horrific and so truthful. Just by reading the titles of his poems you know what to expect, deeply driven verses with sentimental opinion, the words come at you like snowflakes in a blizzard, hard hitting but completely true and mesmerizing, once you start to read this collection it will be difficult to stop until you have digested every last word. This is food for thought and this sums up the world we live in today.
Author : Peter K Christoff
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2019-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9780429722493
Pages : pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (429 users)
Download or read book An Introduction To Nineteenth-century Russian Slavophilism PDF or another Format written by Peter K Christoff and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PDF or another Format written by William Shakespeare and published by Musaicum Books. This book was released on 2017-12-06 with total page 814 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.
Download or read book A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections PDF or another Format written by Isabel Florence Hapgood and published by Prabhat Prakashan. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the year 988, Vladímir, Grand Prince of Kíeff, accepted Christianity for himself and his nation, from Byzantium, and baptized Russia wholesale. Hence his characteristic title in history, "Prince-Saint-equal-to-the-Apostles." His grandmother, Olga, had already been converted to the Greek Church late in life, and had established churches and priests in Kíeff, it is said. Prince Vladímir could have been baptized at home, but he preferred to make the Greek form of Christianity his state religion in a more decided manner; to adopt the gospel of peace to an accompaniment of martial deeds. Accordingly he compelled the Emperors of Byzantium, by force, to send the Patriarch of Constantinople to baptize him, and their sister to become his wife. He then ordered his subjects to present themselves forthwith for baptism. Finding that their idols did not punish Vladímir for destroying them, and that even great Perún the Thunderer did not resent being flung into the Dniépr, the people quietly and promptly obeyed. As their old religion had no temples for them to cling to, and nothing approaching a priestly class (except the volkhvýe, or wizards) to encourage them in opposition, the nation became Christian in a day, to all appearances. We shall see, however, that in many cases, as in other lands converted from heathendom, the old gods were merely baptized with new names, in company with their worshipers.
Download or read book The Heathen Psyche PDF or another Format written by Erik Goodwyn and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-10-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using the potent psychological symbolism of Beowulf and other material, Dr. Goodwyn uses modern depth psychology to look at how the heathen mindset deals with primordial human problems such as rage, depression, trauma, anxiety, grief and mortality itself. Using an in-depth, scholarly analysis of the world of Beowulf and other texts combined with clinical observations, Dr. Goodwyn provides a uniquely heathen perspective on some of life's most vexing challenges. Here we find how the heathen spirit counters suffering not with airy analysis, wishful fantasy or dogmatic assertions, but with story, kin, craft, connection, honor, and most of all courage.
Download or read book The Curious Death of the Novel PDF or another Format written by Louis D. Rubin, Jr. and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 1999-03-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the country’s more perceptive younger critics, Louis Rubin is well known for his commentaries on the literature of the South. These essays—selected from his critical works over a period of more than a dozen years—reflect his wider concern with the whole spectrum of American literature. In the title essay Rubin treats “tired literary critics” and the often-heard pronouncement that the novel is dead. He argues that the response of novelists to our difficult and demanding times “will doubtless be what the response of writers to difficult and demanding times always has been: namely, difficult and demanding works of literature.” Another essay, “The Experience Difference: Southerners and Jews,” is a perceptive examination of the parallels in different factors and cultural experiences which brought Southern and Jewish writers to prominence. Rubin explores the potential pitfalls for Southern writers today in an essay called “Getting Out From Under William Faulkner.” Edgar Allan Poe’s position in American literary history and H.L. Mencken’s role as a literary critic and an “artist of destruction” who cleared the way and created an audience for the major American writers of the twenties are dealt with in other essays. The collection includes imaginative studies of Henry James, Mark Twain, Edmund Wilson, and Karl Shapiro. Several Southern writers, including Faulkner, Ellen Glasgow, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O’Connor, and James Branch Cabell, also come under Rubin’s scrutiny.
Download or read book The Essential Poet's Glossary PDF or another Format written by Edward Hirsch and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An instant classic that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious poet and literature student."—The Washington Post A Poet’s Glossary was an extraordinary achievement, a definitive source for poets and poetry lovers alike. Now, The Essential Poet’s Glossary gleans the very best from that extraordinary volume. Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work compiles poetic terms spanning centuries and continents, including forms, devices, movements, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore. Knowing how a poem works is crucial to unlocking its meaning—entries will deepen readers’ relationships with their favorite poems and open greater levels of understanding in each new poem they encounter. Shot through with the enthusiasm, authority, and sheer delight that made A Poet’s Glossary and How to Read a Poem so beloved, this Essential edition is the book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to again and again.
Download or read book Speaking with the Dead in Early America PDF or another Format written by Erik R. Seeman and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2019-10-04 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In late medieval Catholicism, mourners employed an array of practices to maintain connection with the deceased—most crucially, the belief in purgatory, a middle place between heaven and hell where souls could be helped by the actions of the living. In the early sixteenth century, the Reformation abolished purgatory, as its leaders did not want attention to the dead diminishing people's devotion to God. But while the Reformation was supposed to end communication between the living and dead, it turns out the result was in fact more complicated than historians have realized. In the three centuries after the Reformation, Protestants imagined continuing relationships with the dead, and the desire for these relations came to form an important—and since neglected—aspect of Protestant belief and practice. In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, historian Erik R. Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead. Seeman chronicles the story of Protestants' relationships with the deceased from Elizabethan England to puritan New England and then on through the American Enlightenment into the middle of the nineteenth century with the explosion of interest in Spiritualism. He brings together a wide range of sources to uncover the beliefs and practices of both ordinary people, especially women, and religious leaders. This prodigious research reveals how sermons, elegies, and epitaphs portrayed the dead as speaking or being spoken to, how ghost stories and Gothic fiction depicted a permeable boundary between this world and the next, and how parlor songs and funeral hymns encouraged singers to imagine communication with the dead. Speaking with the Dead in Early America thus boldly reinterprets Protestantism as a religion in which the dead played a central role.