From the Life and Songs of the Crow

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571176557

Category: English poetry

Page: 89

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One of a series of titles first published by Faber between 1930 and 1990, and in a style and format planned with a view to the appearance of the volumes on the bookshelf. This was the Poet Laureate's fourth book of poems for adults, and represented a significant moment in his writing career.

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes

Author: Terry Gifford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107493560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 4958

Ted Hughes is unquestionably one of the major twentieth-century English poets. Radical and challenging, each new title produced something of a shock to British literary culture. Only now is the breadth of his literary range and cultural influence being recognised. As well as his poetry and stories, writing for children, translations and prose essays and reviews, in recent years Hughes's own letters have received great critical attention. This Companion consolidates Hughes's life, writings and reputation. International experts from a variety of literary fields here confront the key questions posed by Hughes's work. New archival evidence is provided for fresh readings of his oeuvre with close attention to language, forms and the function of myth. Featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is a valuable and insightful companion for those studying and reading Hughes in the context of his role in the development of modern poetry.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

Language, Illusion & Beyond

Author: Dr. Paul Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317892917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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This text provides a lucid and accessible introduction to the poetry of Ted Hughes, a major figure in twentieth- century poetry whose work is concerned with the forces of nature and their interaction with the human mind. It is also the first full length study to place Hughes's poetry in the context of significant developments in literary theory that have occured during his life, drawing in particular on the 'French theorists'- Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva, and Roland Barthes. The study sheds new light on Hughes's prosody, and on such matters as Hughes's relation to the 'Movement' poets, the influence of Sylvia Plath, his relation to Romanticism, his interest in myth and shamanism, and the implications of the Laureateship for his work. The poems are presented in chronological order, tracing the development of Hughes's highly distinctive style. The study also discusses Hughes's recently published non-fiction- Winter Pollen (1994) and Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being (1992). The Poetry of Ted Hughes is indispensable for all students and academics interested in contemporary poetry and culture.

The Idea of North

Author: Peter Davidson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 416

North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.

Poets of World War I - Part One

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115806

Category: English poetry

Page: 111

View: 2456

Provides insight into four each of Wilfred Owen's and Isaac Rosenberg's most influential works along with a short biography of each poet.

Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form

Author: Philip Hobsbaum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041508797X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 4681

Poetry criticism is a subject central to the study of literature. However, it is laden with technical terms that, to the beginning student, can be both intimidating and confusing. Philip Hobsbaum provides a welcome remedy, illuminating terms ranging from the iambus to the bob-wheel stanza, and forms from the Spenserian sonnet to modern 'rap', with clarity and comprehensiveness. It is an essential guide through the terminology which will be invaluable reading for undergraduates new to the subject.

The Coyote Road

Author: Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101155578

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9459

Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world—each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction.

Trauer ist das Ding mit Federn

Author: Max Porter

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446250190

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 1151

Eine junge Frau ist gestorben. Ihre Kinder, zwei kleine Jungen, und ihr Mann sind noch betäubt vom Schock, haben haufenweise Beileidsbekundungen und Lasagne zum Aufwärmen entgegengenommen, die notwendigen Dinge organisiert, und nun setzt die unerträgliche Leere ein. Da klingelt es an der Tür. Totenschwarz und gefiedert bricht es herein, packt den Vater und verkündet: "Ich gehe erst wieder, wenn du mich nicht mehr brauchst." Die überlebensgroße Krähe nistet sich rücksichtslos in der Familie ein, meldet sich mit drastischem Witz zu Wort und wird dabei zu einer Art subversivem Therapeuten, eine herrlich anarchische Mary Poppins. Max Porter ist ein bildmächtiges, wildes Buch über die Trauer gelungen.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

Author: John Greening

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 41

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In the controversy surrounding his marriage to Sylvia Plath, we should not forget Ted Hughes' monumental status in the latter decades of the 20th Century. From his early glances at nature's savagery, through the shadow-years of 'Crow', into a middle way full of birds, flowers, insects, farm-life and fishing, to the sudden, unexpected panorama of 'Birthday Letters', Hughes never ceased to astonish his readers. John Greening, author of the Greenwich Exchange Guides to Poets of the First World War and W.B. Yeats (writers much loved by Ted Hughes), offers a straightforward guide through the labyrinth of his 'Collected Poems', while making an assessment of the poet's reputation nearly a decade after his death.


Das Geheimnis des Wunderschmieds

Author: Jessica Townsend

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862721019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1560

In dir steckt mehr, Morrigan! Morrigan und ihr Freund Hawthorne sind stolz, nun Mitglieder der Wundersamen Gesellschaft von Nevermoor zu sein. Doch nicht alles läuft glatt in ihrem ersten Schuljahr. Als herauskommt, dass Morrigan ein Wunderschmied ist, stellt sich die Frage, ob von Morrigan selbst Gefahr ausgeht. Und dann gibt es auch noch ein verlockendes Angbot von Morrigans Erzfeind Ezra Squall. Wie wird sich Morrigan entscheiden? Das zweite Abenteuer in Nevermoor. Bildgewaltig, ungewöhnlich, literarisch und fantasievoll.

The Transition of Titus Crow

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466818395

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8586

The Titus Crow novels are adventure horror, full of acts of nobility and heroism, featuring travel to exotic locations and alternate planes of existence as Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness wherever they arise. The menaces are the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Chthulu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth--or destroying it. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow defeats the monsters and drives them back into the dark from whence they came. The Transition of Titus Crow is the second book in the Titus Crow series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Way of the Warrior

Stories of the Crow People

Author: Phenocia Bauerle

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803262300

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

View: 3008

With vigor and insight, Crow elders tell their favorite stories of the exploits of memorable leaders from years past in The Way of the Warrior. Rousing adventures and unforgettable warriors inhabit these tales: the impetuous Rabbit Child, who rushes to his fate as he keeps a sacred vow; the rise to power and dreaded revenge of Red Bear, one of the greatest and most spiritually powerful Crow leaders; the dazzling success and even greater shame of Spotted Horse; and the legendary bravery of Top of the Mountain. ø Decades ago the storytellers represented in this volume?including Carl Crooked Arm, Plain Feather, and Cold Wind?recounted these tales to two Crow brothers, Henry Old Coyote and Barney Old Coyote Jr. The Old Coyote brothers recorded, transcribed, and translated into English the accounts, which have now been edited and introduced by Barney's granddaughter, Phenocia Bauerle. Bauerle?s editing has preserved the power of the traditional Crow oral tales and has made them accessible to non-Crow readers as well. The result is a work that entertains and teaches readers about traditional Crow leaders and their world. This remarkable collection of stories also shows that the values that guided and inspired the Crow people in the past remain meaningful for them today.

Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593476

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 6271

Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a longhaired woman flying over a suburban neighborhood only to find himself calling for backup when she attacked his patrol car to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this historical record highlights scary and unbelievable narratives. From slightly demented humans to spinetingling paranormal encounters, each outlandish occurrence is detailed with thorough research and recounted with a storyteller's crafted voice.

The Way of Love: Magdalene Songs of Transformation

Author: Lyndall Demere, Ph.D., Msc.D.


ISBN: 148340076X


Page: 164

View: 1149

Lyndall Demere is a Spiritual Healer. Leading us to divine Light in her writing with a psychic energy. She takes us on a spiritual journey to the South of France, and shares with us a higher vibration of consciousness and Illumination. Through Lyn's eyes, we experience the Divine Light of Mary Magdalene, and the power of love through meditation. Guiding intentions and knowledge with a brilliance and compassion, she transports us with a story of harmony and peace. Her wisdom and grace show us how to reach for eternal strength within ourselves. It is a book that is truly filled with Holy Love. Alan and Mary Ann Jardine Al Jardine, founding member of The Beach Boys

Dardistan in 1866, 1886, and 1893

Being an Account of the History, Religions, Customs, Legends, Fables, and Songs of Gilgit, Chilas, Kandia (Gabrial), Dasin, Chitral, Hunsa, Nagyr, and Other Parts of the Hindukush, as Also a Supplement to the Second Edition of the Hunza and Nagyr Handbook and an Epitome of Part III of the Author's The Languages and Races of Dardistan

Author: G. W. Leitner

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120612174

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 5069

From An Account Of The History, Religions, Customs, Legends, Fables And Songs Of Gilgit, Chilas, Kandia Yasin, Chitral, Hunsa, Nagyr And Other Parts Of The Hindu Kush. With Supplement To The Second Edition Of The Hunza And Nagyr Handbook And Part Iii Of The Author`S Languages And Races Of Dardistan. With Appendices On Recent Events, A Map And Numerous Illustrations.

When the Crow Sings

Author: Jacqueline Wales

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595413226

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 555

This is a gripping story of transformation and redemption, of hope and faith in oneself and the ability we have to transcend our past and find the healing spirit within us all. It truly is a beautifully written drama. Rabbi Steven Carr Reubin, author of Raising Ethical Children "Effie lay facing the statue of the Virgin Mary and knew there were not enough Hail Marys for this one. Finally there were sins to confess. But she wouldn't do it in front of her mother and she wouldn't do it in front of a priest. She had made a mistake she was sorry for. But it was her secret now. There was no forgiveness for lies." When the Crow Sings, a novel, is based on the real life story of a family caught up in shame, abuse and denial a powerful story that explores the history of mothers who abandoned their children, until one person had the courage to break the chains.

The Indian Capture of Jacob (Kneisle) Nicely

Author: Ronald Earl Nicely


ISBN: 1625173423

Category: Indian captivities

Page: 130

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The Four-Mile Run, located near the town of Ligonier, PA, was the scene of many conflicts and captures during the time from 1760 through 1790. The story of the (Kneisle) Nicely family is just one of stories from this area. The Knusli Mennonite ancestors originated in Zurich Switzerland and traveled through London to Philadelphia and then to Lancaster, PA in 1717. The (Kneisle) Nicely descendant line moved to a homestead near Four-Mile Run Circa 1761. This book covers their journeys and the Indian capture of Jacob Kneisle. It is a remarkable story covering his capture, his life as a Native American, and the reunion of his descendants with the Nicely family 228 years after his capture. Nicely presents several other capture stories to give the reader a historic view of the dangerous conditions that existed around Four-Mile Run during the Revolutionary War. His interest in genealogy led him to the capture of Jacob Kneisle (Nicely), known by his Native American name of Tsu-Ka-We or Crow.

Remembering Jim Crow

African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South

Author: William Henry Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587624

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8856

Published in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South is the "viscerally powerful... compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era" (Publisher's Weekly). Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents for the first time the most extensive oral history ever compiled of African American life under segregation. Men and women from all walks of life tell how their most ordinary activities were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. Yet Remembering Jim Crow is also a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system--raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. The result is a powerful story of individual and community survival. Praise for Remembering Jim Crow "A 'landmark book.'" —Publisher's Weekly, "The Year in Books" "This is not just an oral history for the South, but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come." —Kansas City Star

Jim Crow and Me

Stories From My Life As a Civil Rights Lawyer

Author: Solomon Seay

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 9781603061421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 5314

Civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. chronicles both heartening and heartbreaking episodes of his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights. Tempered with wit and told with endearing humility, Seay’s memoir Jim Crow and Me: Stories from My Life as a Civil Rights Lawyer gives one pause for both cultural and personal reflection. With an eloquence befitting one of Alabama’s most celebrated attorneys, Seay manages to not only relay his personal struggles with much fervor and introspection, but to acknowledge, in each brief piece, the greater societal struggle in which his story is necessarily framed. Jim Crow and Me is more than just a memoir of one man’s battle against injustice—it is an accessible testament to the precarious battle against civil injustice that continues even today.