'First City Lights Edition 1962'...Title page verso 'While famous for his celebrated novel, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry always considered himself a poet. First published in 1962 and long out of print, Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry is the only comprehensive selection of his poetry to be published, and it remains the perfect introduction to his extensive poetic canon. Edited by Lowry's good friend, renowned Canadian poet Earle Birney, with the assistance of his widow, Margerie Lowry, the selection includes extraordinary poems written during Lowry's stay in Mexico, many of which are closely related to his novel. This new edition includes a 'Publisher's Note' from Lawrence Ferlinghetti'... 'First published in 1962, Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry was the first comprehensive collection of Lowry's poetry, and includes most of those extraordinary Mexican poems closely related to his celebrated novel, Under the Volcano. Edited by Lowry's good friend, Earle Birney, with the assistance of the author's widow, Margerie Lowry, it remains the perfect introduction to Lowry's extensive poetic canon'...
Kind, Kind, Chaucer, Geoffrey -- -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation, Chaucer, Geoffrey -- -1400 -- Characters -- Children, Chaucer, Geoffrey -- -1400, Children in literature, POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Civilization, Medieval, and Literature, Medieval
This book addresses portrayals of children in a wide array of Chaucerian works. Situated within a larger discourse on childhood, Ages of Man theories, and debates about the status of the child in the late fourteenth century, Chaucer's literary children--from infant to adolescent--offer a means by which to hear the voices of youth not prominently treated in social history. The readings in this study urge our attention to literary children, encouraging us to think more thoroughly about the Chaucerian collection from their perspectives. Eve Salisbury argues that the child is neither missing in the late Middle Ages nor in Chaucer's work, but is, rather, fundamental to the institutions of the time and central to the poet's concerns
'This collection of essays from a distinguished, international group of scholars offer a portrait of W.H. Auden's creativity, tracing the process of thinking and creation in one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century. The essayists look in fresh ways at this canonical author's composition process and artistic virtuosity, and at the astonishing breadth of his interests and activities. Critics have long acknowledged Auden's 'second thoughts' with regard to religion and politics, yet few have considered how much re-thinking and revision are essential characteristics of Auden's writing process more broadly. His notebooks and drafts serve as a fascinating, multifaceted laboratory for his literary experiments. Even after his writing had seen publication, Auden never stopped revising it. The essays also explore the cross-pollinations in the genesis of his works: how theater collaboration, wartime activities, film work, travelling, teaching, and reviewing shaped his literary oeuvre. They uncover neglected episodes that affected his artistic choices, and overlooked archives full of surprising revelations about his writing practice. The essays also explore manuscript evidence that shows the formal experimentation of one the great versifiers of modern poetry. '..
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc, English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc, Modernism (Literature), Poetry -- Explication, Epic poetry, American -- History and criticism, Epic poetry, English -- History and criticism, Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism, Poetics, POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, POETRY -- General, LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Geschichte, Englisch, Lyrik, Epos, and Poetik
Includes bibliographical references and index Machine generated contents note: -- Part I -- The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism -- Dialectical Poetics -- An Organ of Documentation: Eliot and Order -- Date Line: Including History -- Eliotic Marxism: Notes Toward a Dialectic of Culture -- Part II -- A poem is not poetry -- Auden's Monadology -- MacNeice's Dying Fall -- H.D.'s Incidents -- Notes -- Index 'Epic Negation examines the dialectical turn of modernist poetry over the interwar period, arguing that late modernism inverts the method of Ezra Pound's 'poem including history' to conceive a negated mode of epic, predicated on the encryption of disarticulated historical content. Compelled to register the force of a totality it cannot represent, this negated epic reorients the function of poetic language and reference, remaking the poem, and late modernism generally, as a critical instrument of dialectical reason. Part I reads The Waste Land alongside the review it prefaced, The Criterion, arguing that the poem establishes the editorial method with which T. S. Eliot constructs the review's totalizing account of culture. Dividing the epic's critical function from its style, Eliot not only includes history differently, but also formulates an intricately dialectical account of the interwar crisis of bourgeois culture, formed in the image of a Marxian critique it opposes. Part II turns to the second war's onset, tracing the dislocated formal effects of an epic gone underground. In the elegies and pastorals of W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, lyric forms divulge the determining force of unmentionable but universal events, dividing experience against consciousness. With H.D.'s war trilogy, produced in a terse exchange with Freud's Moses, even the poetic image lapses, associating epic with the silent historical force of the unconscious as such'
Includes bibliographical references and index 'In Yeats and Afterwords, contributors articulate W. B. Yeats's powerful, multilayered sense of belatedness as part of his complex literary method. They explore how Yeats deliberately positioned himself at various historical endpoints-of Romanticism, of the Irish colonial experience, of the Ascendancy, of civilization itself-and, in doing so, created a distinctively modernist poetics of iteration capable of registering the experience of finality and loss. While the crafting of such a poetics remained a constant throughout Yeats's career, the particular shape it took varied over time, depending on which lost object Yeats was contemplating. By tracking these vicissitudes, the volume offers new ways of thinking about the overarching trajectory of Yeats's poetic engagements. Yeats and Afterwords proceeds in three stages, involving past-pastness, present-pastness, and future-pastness.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary, POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century, Weltkrieg (1914-1918), Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war -- Great Britain, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary, POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century, Kriegslyrik, and Biografie
'One of Britain's best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having acted heroically as soldier and officer despite his famous misgivings about the war's rationale and conduct. He left behind a body of poetry that sensitively captured the pity, rage, valor, and futility of the conflict. In this new biography Guy Cuthbertson provides a fresh account of Owen's life and formative influences: the lower-middle-class childhood that he tried to escape; the places he lived in, from Birkenhead to Bordeaux; his class anxieties and his religious doubts; his sexuality and friendships; his close relationship with his mother and his childlike personality. Cuthbertson chronicles a great poet's growth to poetic maturity, illuminates the social strata of the extraordinary Edwardian era, and adds rich context to how Owen's enduring verse can be understood'..
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, LITERARY CRITICISM -- General, English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism, and Environmentalism in literature
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record 'Christina Rossetti's Environmental Consciousness takes a cognitive ecocritical approach to Rossetti's writing as it developed throughout her career. This study provides a unique understanding of Rossetti's identity as an artist through a cognitive model while also engaging significantly with her spiritual relationship to the nonhuman world. Rossetti was a deliberate and conscious creator who used her writing for therapeutic purposes to create, contemplate, maintain, verify, and, revise her identity. Her understanding of her autobiographical self and her place in the world often comes through observations and poetic treatments of the nonhuman. Rossetti, her speakers, and her characters seek spiritual knowledge in the natural world and share this knowledge with an audience. In nature, Rossetti finds evidence for and guidance from a loving God who offers salvation. Her work places a high value on nature from a Christian perspective that puts conservation over renunciation. She frequently uses strategies that have now been identified by Christian environmentalist such as retrieval, ecojustice, stewardship, and ecological spirituality. With new readings of popular works like 'Goblin Market' and 'A Birthday,' along with treatments of largely neglected works like Verses (1847) and Rossetti's devotional writings, Christina Rossetti's Environmental Consciousness offers an understanding of Rossetti's processes and purposes as a writer and displays new potential for her work in the face of twenty-first-century environmental issues'
Crashaw, Richard, Verfasser and Rambuss, Richard, Sonstige
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, RELIGION -- Christianity -- General, Christentum, POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and RELIGION -- Christianity -- General
Includes bibliographical references and index 'This is the first new critical edition in more than forty years of an astounding and unjustly neglected poet of sacred eroticism and homoeroticism...the traditional yet nevertheless startling expression of ecstatic religious feeling in sexual terms. Flamboyant, experimental, and cosmopolitan in his literary and religious preferences, Richard Crashaw (ca. 1613-1649) wrote exultant, high-flying verse that remains the most sustained effort in English to render ecstasy poetically. Routinely misunderstood and at times even maligned for his supposed bad taste, Crashaw mixes the languages of erotic and religious rapture in powerful poems about holy women such as Mary Magdalene, Teresa of Ávila, and the Virgin Mary, but also in lyrics about Christ's naked, crucified body, making Crashaw one of the queerest of religious poets.Presenting Crashaw to a new generation of readers, Richard Rambuss has newly edited all of his English poems, with modern spelling and full annotations. This volume replicates Crashaw's books, the 1646 version of Steps to the Temple and Carmen Deo Nostro (1652), and includes his important verse letter to the Countess of Denbigh, as well as manuscript poems. Rambuss offers an extensive critical, biographical, and historical introduction that reassesses Crashaw and his significance and gives a chronology of the poet's life.'..
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Ecocriticism, Ecology in literature, English poetry, English poetry -- Irish authors, Human ecology in literature, Nature in literature, and English poetry English poetry Nature in literature Ecology in literature Human ecology in literature Ecocriticism -- History and criticism -- Irish authors -- History and criticism -- 20th century
Criticism, interpretation, etc and POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Includes bibliographical references and index A New Companion to Milton builds on the critically acclaimed original, bringing alive the diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies, while reflecting the very latest advances in research in the field. The Companion explores literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, and relevant contemporary texts and responses to Milton over time.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism, Poetry, Stream of consciousness fiction, POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English poetry, and English poetry -- 21st century
Poems Man and mortality -- Vice and virtue -- Fauna and flora -- God and common good -- People and praise -- Power and politics -- Pen and penmanship -- Dribs and drabs 'On perusing Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universal by Peter Wuteh Vakunta, one is struck by the eclectic and englobing nature of themes broached. Vakunta's poetry is both a transversal and longitudinal dissection of our world. The poet assumes the posture of a divinity casting interrogative glances at the deeds of humans. Not a single terrestrial creature evades his prying eyes. Even the most subtle creatures on Planet Earth are scathed by the poet's effusion of vitriolic emotions. The poet pursues evil-doers right into their graves. Even in their death throes, he continues to deal them fatal blows. Armed with a caustic pen, this chronicler does not sit on the fence and watch events transpire. Instead, he speaks for the downtrodden of all races and social strata: black, white, yellow, Papuan, Andalusian, wretched, opulent. This adds grist to the title of the book. The poet distances himself from the rigor of Kant and the moralism of La Rochefoucauld. Weary of hearing the voices of humans in distress, he paints the portrait of another kind of Humanity. Vakunta's poetry celebrates the harmonious cohabitation of verbal sophistry with the power of the word'--Tamegnon Demagbo, University of Indianapolis, USA.
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; The Rising Sun; In the Beginning; Festive Moments; Tribulations; Epiphany; Interlude; Transformation; Fragmentation; Resolution; Boma; Genesis; New Horizons; Transitions; New Beginnings; Glossary; Back cover The Rising Sun and Boma interrogate social evils such as moral decadence, corruption, and greed that are rife in the Cameroonian society. In both plays, Ipah, Paddy, Dinna, and Boma, for example, exemplify how waywardness and avarice can subvert moral integrity. At the same time, the plays problematise the intersection of tradition and modernity, articulating the tension inherent in both visions of life. Although the moral landscape of the drama appears sordid, characters like Abu Ipah and Joseph enkindle hope. Initially performed seventeen years ago, the plays are still as poignant as they ar