Collected Longer Poems

Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Publisher:
ISBN: 0571106056
Release Date: 1974
Genre: English poetry

This is the companion volume to Auden's 'Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957.' It contains 'Paid on Both Sides,' 'Letter to Lord Byron,' 'New Year Letter,' 'For the Time Being,' 'The Sea and the Mirror' and 'The Age of Anxiety'.

Glossator

Author: Glossator
Publisher: Glossator
ISBN: 9781449508371
Release Date: 2009-09-05
Genre: Philosophy

Volume 2 of the journal Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary.

Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Author: Susan Stewart
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226774147
Release Date: 2002-01-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

What is the role of the senses in the creation and reception of poetry? How does poetry carry on the long tradition of making experience and suffering understood by others? With Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, Susan Stewart traces the path of the aesthetic in search of an explanation for the role of poetry in our culture. The task of poetry, she tells us, is to counter the loneliness of the mind, or to help it glean, out of the darkness of solitude, the outline of others. Poetry, she contends, makes tangible, visible, and audible the contours of our shared humanity. It sustains and transforms the threshold between individual and social existence. Herself an acclaimed poet, Stewart not only brings the intelligence of a critic to the question of poetry, but the insight of a practitioner as well. Her new study draws on reading from the ancient Greeks to the postmoderns to explain how poetry creates meanings between persons. Poetry and the Fate of the Senses includes close discussions of poems by Stevens, Hopkins, Keats, Hardy, Bishop, and Traherne, of the sense of vertigo in Baroque and Romantic works, and of the rich tradition of nocturnes in visual, musical, and verbal art. Ultimately, Stewart explores the pivotal role of poetry in contemporary culture. She argues that poetry can counter the denigration of the senses and can expand our imagination of the range of human expression. Poetry and the Fate of the Senses won the 2004 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin, administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. It also won the Phi Beta Kappa Society's 2002 Christian Gauss Award for Literary Criticism.

Faith and Doubt

Author: R. L. Brett
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 0227679415
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Religion

Shedding new light on often neglected areas, this study of the leading literary figures of the 19th and 20th centuries explores the complex interplay between faith and doubt in English literature since the Enlightenment.

Comparative Criticism Volume 1 The Literary Canon

Author: Elinor Shaffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521222966
Release Date: 1979-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is a yearbook sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association which promotes comparative literary studies.

English for Common Entrance Study and Revision Guide

Author: Kornel Kossuth
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444199642
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

Succeed in the exam with this revision guide, designed specifically for the brand new Common Entrance English syllabus. It breaks down the content into manageable and straightforward chunks with easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions that should take away the fear of CE and guide you through all aspects of the exam. - Gives you step-by-step guidance on how to recognise various types of comprehension questions and answer them - Shows you how to write creatively as well as for a purpose for the section B questions - Reinforces and consolidates learning with tips, guidance and exercises throughout - Makes it easy to navigate and find specific revision topics with short, clear sections

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

Author: Richard Gravil
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191019654
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Literary Collections

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of 'The Recluse'. Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.

A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

Author: Geoffrey N. Leech
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317869665
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

W H Auden

Author: John Haffenden
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415159401
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Reference

This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Nothing to Admire

Author: Christopher Yu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198035349
Release Date: 2003-09-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Nothing to Admire argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. This tradition is rooted in John Dryden's and Alexander Pope's uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote an antithetical ideal of satiric authority based on freedom of mind. Because of their commitment to neoclassical conceptions of political virtue, the British Augustans developed a meritocratic cultural ideal grounded in poetic judgment and opposed to the political institutions and practices of their superiors in birth, wealth, and might. Their Augustanism thus gives a political meaning to the Horatian principle of nil admirari. This book calls the resulting outlook cultural liberalism in order to distinguish it from the classical liberal insistence on private property as the basis of political liberty, a conviction that arises within the same general period and often stands in adversarial relation to the Augustan mentality. Dryden and Pope's language of political satire supplies the foundation for the later and more radical liberalisms of Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, and James Merrill, each of whom looks back to the Augustan model for the poetic devices he will use to protest the increasingly conformist culture of mass society. Responding to the banality of this society, the later poets reinvigorate their predecessors' neo-Horatian attitude of skeptical worldliness through iconoclastic comic assaults on the imperial, fascist, heterosexist, and otherwise illiberal impulses of the cultural regimes prevailing during their lifetimes.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

Author: Sandie Byrne
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137310941
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This Reader's Guide charts the reception history of Ted Hughes' poetry from his first to last published collection, culminating in posthumous tributes and assessments of his lifetime achievement. Sandie Byrne explores the criticism relating to key issues such as nature, myth, the Laureateship, and Hughes' relationship with Sylvia Plath.