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Rarity and the Poetic

Rarity and the Poetic Author Harold Schweizer
ISBN-10 9781137589293
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 98
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Rarity is a quality by which things flowers, leaves, light, sound fleetingly appear and disappear, leaving in their wake a resonance of something we just thought we had glimpsed. Each of the nine chapters in this book pursues such intimations of rarity in poetic ideas, images, and silences.

Miriam s Book

Miriam s Book Author Harold Schweizer
ISBN-10 194251574X
Release 2017-01-02
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Miriam's Book is about a young Jewish woman's traumatic experiences in WW2 and subsequently her child's exposure to her post-traumatic stress disorder. While much of this narrative poem or verse novella is based on historical events, the fictional parts and the dislocations of syntax and temporal sequence aim to convey the terrifying uncertainty and disorientation suffered by victims of war and flight.

The flower master and other poems

The flower master and other poems Author Medbh McGuckian
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032813712
Release 1993-12
Pages 58
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Updated, 1993 edition from one of Ireland's finest woman poets

On Waiting

On Waiting Author Harold Schweizer
ISBN-10 9781135974206
Release 2008-06-03
Pages 168
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'This is a quite remarkable book, a pleasure to read. Not only is it clear and informative but also by turns witty, melancholic and insightful. The book is astonishingly erudite, but wears this learning so lightly and so charmingly that it is both easy and gripping to read.' Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London Penelope waits by her loom for Odysseus, Vladimir and Estragon wait for Godot, all of us have to wait: for buses, phone calls and the kettle to boil. But do we know what the checking of one's watch and pacing back and forth is really all about? What is the relationship between waiting and time? Is there an ethics of waiting, or even an art of waiting? Do the internet, online shopping and text messaging mean that waiting has come to an end? On Waiting explores such and similar questions in compelling fashion. Drawing on some fascinating examples, from the philosopher Henri Bergson's musings on a lump of sugar to Kate Croy waiting in Wings of the Dove to the writings of Rilke, Bishop, and Carver, On Waiting examines this ever-present yet overlooked phenomenon from diverse angles in fascinating style. On Waiting is the first book to present a philosophy of waiting. Philosophy/Literature

The Poetry of Rilke

The Poetry of Rilke Author Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN-10 9781466872660
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 720
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For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke—the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English—is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

The Ladies  Book of Etiquette  and Manual of Politeness Author Florence Hartley
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433061705780
Release 1872
Pages 340
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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols Author Michael Ferber
ISBN-10 9781316780978
Release 2017-05-27
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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

Maurice Blanchot

Maurice Blanchot Author Gerald L. Bruns
ISBN-10 9780801870309
Release 2002-11-04
Pages 376
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He describes what is creative in Blanchot's readings of Heidegger's controversial works and examines Blanchot's conception of poetry as an inquiry into the limits of philosophy, rationality, and power.


Windthrow Author K. A. Hays
ISBN-10 0887486193
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 64
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Windthrow: a forestry term for the uprooting or breaking of trees by wind. The voices of K. A. Hays’ third volume of poetry speak out of nature’s violent transformations. At turns self-effacing and empathic, fearful and accepting, these are poems of heat: the heat of new motherhood, of uncertainty, and of grief. Here, the things of a teeming world—” the truck stacked with cut trees,” “the military jet, droning over,” and “the beachgrass, blown / with dusty miller sprout”—are bound for renewal and ruin. In poems spare and strange, Hays looks outward to lay bare the complexities of our emotional lives.

The Book of Stones and Angels

The Book of Stones and Angels Author Harold Schweizer
ISBN-10 1936797631
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 76
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Poetry. Thematically exploring the contrasts and dynamic interplay between solidity and ephemerality, in his first book of poems Harold Schweizer creates great dramatic tension by poising complex, expansive sentences against the strictures of taut margins. While portraying angels as unfettered, Schweizer doesn't accept the platonic notion that we ever transcend our physical world. Instead, he imagines angels as immanent, everywhere: "they / inhabit all things." THE BOOK OF STONES AND ANGELS attempts to disclose the angelic lightness of stones in the obstinate materiality of angels, amid the lightness and frailty of our existence.

Mr Palomar

Mr  Palomar Author Italo Calvino
ISBN-10 9780547542386
Release 1986-09-22
Pages 144
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A novel of a delightful eccentric on a search for truth, by the renowned author of Invisible Cities. In The New York Times Book Review, the poet Seamus Heaney praised Mr. Palomar as a series of “beautiful, nimble, solitary feats of imagination.” Throughout these twenty-seven intricately structured chapters, the musings of the crusty Mr. Palomar consistently render the world sublime and ridiculous. Like the telescope for which he is named, Mr. Palomar is a natural observer. “It is only after you have come to know the surface of things,” he believes, “that you can venture to seek what is underneath.” Whether contemplating a fine cheese, a hungry gecko, or a topless sunbather, he tends to let his meditations stray from the present moment to the great beyond. And though he may fail as an objective spectator, he is the best of company. “Each brief chapter reads like an exploded haiku,” wrote Time Out. A play on a world fragmented by our individual perceptions, this inventive and irresistible novel encapsulates the life’s work of an artist of the highest order, “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian).

Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America

Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America Author R. A. Yoder
ISBN-10 0520033175
Release 1978-01-01
Pages 240
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Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America book for free.

Ah Poems

Ah Poems Author Robert J. Mack
ISBN-10 9781491823910
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 50
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In Ah Poems, Robert J. Mack has included 27 of his poems written over the course of many years of writing verse. Looking at the elements of joy, celebration, virtue and sadness defining our lives, he shares his emotions and thoughts always with a sense of the wonder at it all. Whether it is a witty ode to his cat, or a somber reflection about Dorothy Parker, or an admiring tribute to the workers at Ground Zero after 9/11, he provides a clarity of expression and feeling that transports the reader into a world of keen observations about life. Ah Poems demonstrates the range of thought and depth of passion-affirming sensibilities of the author and explores the uncertainties and the inspirations of our complex existence.

Suffering and the Remedy of Art

Suffering and the Remedy of Art Author Harold Schweizer
ISBN-10 0791432637
Release 1997
Pages 215
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This book suggests that a listening to suffering may profit from a literary hearing, and vice versa. It is not only that literature tells of suffering but that suffering may tell us something about the nature of literature

Flowering Wilderness

Flowering Wilderness Author John Galsworthy
ISBN-10 9788893153386
Release 2015-09-23
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“Flowering Wilderness” is a literary work written by John Galsworthy in 1932.This work is as if it were in its own right and does not intend to continue the story of the Forsytes. It's a prose offering discussions of significant social and moral issues revisited in a gently ironic key. Galsworthy's work here is more to ask questions that answer and that is why the book offers useful insights for any personal opinion ...

Poetics of Children s Literature

Poetics of Children s Literature Author Zohar Shavit
ISBN-10 9780820334813
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 216
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Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.

Graven With Diamonds

Graven With Diamonds Author Nicola Shulman
ISBN-10 9781586422080
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 384
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In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt. Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his sinister minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry began as risqué entertainment for ambitious men and women at the slippery top of the court. But when the axe began to fall and Henry VIII's laws made his subjects fall silent in terror, Wyatt's poetic skills became a way to survive. He saw that a love poem was a place where secrets could hide.