Download or read book Selected Poems 1923-1958 written by Edward Estlin Cummings and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Selected Poems: 1923-1958, by E.e. Cummings written by E.E. Cummings and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century written by Eric L. Haralson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 866 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.
Download or read book A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry written by Geoffrey N. Leech and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seeks to demonstrate that the study of English poetry is enriched by the insights of modern linguistic analysis, and that linguistic and critical disciplines are not separate but complementary. Examining a wide range of poetry, Professor Leech considers many aspects of poetic style, including the language of past and present, creative language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity.
Download or read book Twentieth Century American Literature written by Warren French and published by Springer. This book was released on 1980-11-01 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Selected Letters of George Oppen written by George Oppen and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Objectivist poet George Oppen (1908–1984), along with his contemporaries Lorine Niedecker, Charles Reznikoff, and Carl Rakoski, provide an important bridge between the vanguard modernist American poets and the later works of poets such as Robert Creeley. In work often compounded by the populist urbanity of city lives, the Objectivists explored the social statements poetry can make. Because Oppen wrote only one essay and one essay-review, his correspondence, in effect, constitutes his essays. Oppen is emerging as one of the major poets of the postwar era; he was the recipient of an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the PEN/West Rediscovery Award, and a Senior Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His collection Of Being Numerous received the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. These working papers include a rich correspondence, letters which provide access to the sustained, perceptive body of critical and aesthetic thinking of Oppen’s poetic career. Provocative and witty comments on poetry and poetics, especially interesting for the development of an Objectivist aesthetics, and shrewd, deeply felt assessments about the politics of the twentieth century and its moral dilemmas are some of the issues attended to. This edition offers primary documentation about an influential poetics, a little-known movement, and its active figures. Given the aggressive studies of the politics of canon-formation, the interest in describing a historical context for individual literary achievement, and current debates about mainstream poetry, the rethinking of the Objectivist movement, and the collection of documents contributing to its poetics, is an important achievement in literary scholarship.
Download or read book The Language of Twentieth Century Poetry written by Lesley Jeffries and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 1993-09-28 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws on examples from throughout the twentieth century to illustrate the diversity of techniques used in this century's poetry. Organised according to linguistic themes, rather than chronologically, the chapters introduce the reader to the more subtle uses of sound, structure and meaning as well as illustrating well-known techniques handed-down from the poetic tradition. Examples are taken from the famous writers of the twentieth century, such as Yeats, Eliot and Plath and from less well-known poets. The book culminates in a chapter which draws together the linguistic themes into an integrated analysis of two rather different poems.
Download or read book Robert Penn Warren and the American Imagination written by Hugh Ruppersburg and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The myth of America--the gap between American ideals and the actualities of American life--is a central and controlling metaphor in the works of Robert Penn Warren. Ranging across Warren's distinguished sixty-five year career, Robert Penn Warren and the American Imagination identifies the concerns that stem from Warren's vision of American history as a struggle to restore the lost ideals of the founding fathers and shows how they resonate through his writings. From his 1928 biography of the abolitionist John Brown to the late poems of Altitudes and Extensions, Warren returned again and again to themes related to democracy, regionalism, personal liberties, individual responsibilities, minority relations, and above all the loss of ideals. Ruppersburg initially focuses on Warren's expression of these themes in three major narrative poems: Brother to the Dragons portrays slavery in all its horror and its consequences for Jeffersonian idealism; Audubon: A Vision extols the power of imagination in one man's quest to assert an American identity in the wilderness; and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce regards the victimization of Native Americans and their exclusion from traditional versions of American history as evidence of flaws in the founding vision. In his nonfiction works Segregation and Who Speaks for the Negro? Warren depicted the civil rights movement as a struggle for identity and individualism. Ruppersburg traces the development of Warren's attitudes, arguing that his support of the civil rights movement paradoxically stemmed from agrarianism, which by the 1950s meant something very different to him from the agrarianism of I'll Take My Stand. In addition, Warren hoped that the civil rights movement would restore some of the nation's original revolutionary ardor and idealism. The book closes with an examination of Warren's views on the future of democracy and the individual in a world dominated--and threatened--by science and technology. Looking particularly at The Legacy of the Civil War, Democracy and Poetry, and the poem "New Dawn," Ruppersburg concludes that Warren was skeptical about our prospects for survival. Still, through his advocacy of the arts and the primacy of the individual, Warren affirmed the values that he believed would help Western culture to endure. Robert Penn Warren sought to explore the meaning of the American experience, to validate the promise and the dangers of American ideals, and to urge the nation to take stock of itself and struggle for control of its fate in history. Through this obsessive search for America's identity, Ruppersburg demonstrates, Warren affirmed his own position as one of the most accomplished and significant of modern American writers.
Download or read book E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics written by Jennifer Alison Rosenblitt and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-357) and index.
Download or read book Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke written by Austin Clarke and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1995 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Austin Clarke is widely regarded as one of 20th-century Ireland's most important poets. In this selection of nearly fifty essays and reviews written over Clarke's long career, he demonstrates that he is an astute and provocative literary critic as well. Having grown up in Dublin when the excitement of the Irish Literary Revival was still running high, Clarke knew many of the principal figures of that movement personally, and his readings of Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, Lady Gregory, George Moore, and others enjoy the advantages of an insider's point of view. A selection of Clarke's writings on Yeats is followed by his writings on other Irish writers and the Irish Literary Revival, and on Modern English and American literature. Included as an appendix is an exhaustive list of Clarke's literary criticism published in periodicals.
Download or read book Depression Glass written by Monique Vescia and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book Language Poets Use written by Winifred Nowottny and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2000-12-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mrs Nowottny's chief aim in this 'valuable book which could serve as a useful introduction to practical criticism' is to inquire what it is that makes the language of poetry poetic. The book grows out of the leading trends today in ideas about language and the way is works but to the maters discussed Mrs. Nowottny brings a keen mind of her won and considerable powers as a literary critic. Stressing the continuity of poetry with other uses of language she shows how under the control of the poet's purpose everyday language contributes to the achievement of the most complex and profound effects, and she illustrates these effects with a wealth of examples.
Download or read book One Woman Walking written by Andree Eva Bosch and published by Jacana Media. This book was released on 2005 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lost love and abandonment as a primal fear are the subjects of this personal journey through divorce, separation anxiety, and low self-worth. Based on the author's journals kept over three years, it is an honest inquiry into the physical and emotional devastation that ultimately led to the loss of her sense of self. Offering an inspired alternative to extreme anguish, the author weaves opportunities for new growth, greater fulfillment, true intimacy, and creativity through this intimate record.