Imagist Poetry

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913142

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Imagism was a brief, complex yet influential poetic movement of the early 1900s, a time of reaction against late nineteenth-century poetry which Ezra Pound, one of the key imagist poets, described as ‘a doughy mess of third-hand Keats, Wordsworth ... half-melted, lumpy’. In contrast, imagist poetry, although riddled with conflicting definitions, was broadly characterized by brevity, precision, purity of texture and concentration of meaning: as Pound stated, it should ‘use no superfluous word, no adjective, which does not reveal something ... it does not use images as ornaments. The image itself is the speech’. It was this freshness and directness of approach which means that, as Peter Jones says in his invaluable Introduction, ‘imagistic ideas still lie at the centre of our poetic practice’.

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 6861

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 4548

'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.


The Ultimate Guide

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 9632

Richard Bradford's new introduction to poetry begins with and answers the slippery question, 'what is poetry?'. The book provides a compact history of English poetry from the 16th century to the present day and surveys the major critical and theoretical approaches to verse. It tackles the important issues of gender, race and nationality and concludes with a lengthy account of how to recognise good poetry. This engaging and readable book is accessible to all readers, from those who simply enjoy poetry through university first years to graduate students. Poetry: The Ultimate Guide provides the technical and critical tools you need to approach and evaluate poetry, and to articulate your own views.

May Sinclair

Re-Thinking Bodies and Minds

Author: Rebecca Bowler

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474415768


Page: 256

View: 8049

May Sinclair was a bestselling author of her day whose versatile literary output, including criticism, philosophy, poetry, psychoanalysis and experimental fiction, now frequently falls between the established categories of literary modernism. In terms of her contribution to dominant modernist paradigms she was, until recently, best remembered for recasting the psychological novel as 'stream of consciousness' narrative in a 1918 review of Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage. This book brings together the most recent research on Sinclair and re-contextualises her work both within and against dominant Modernist narratives. It explores Sinclair's negotiations between the public and private, the cerebral and the corporeal and the spiritual and the profane in both her fiction and non-fiction.

The Nothing that is

The Structure of Consciousness in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

Author: Daniel Andersson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 3425


Forschungen eines Hundes

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734744784

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 5260

"Forschungen eines Hundes" ist eine 1922 entstandene, breit angelegte Erzählung mit Fabelcharakter von Franz Kafka, die postum veröffentlicht wurde. Wie der Titel (von Max Brod) aussagt, geht es um die Erkenntnissuche eines Hundes. Diese ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil sie grundlegende Fakten, nämlich die Existenz von Menschen, nicht erkennen kann.

Wien war die Stadt der Statuen

Author: Anaïs Nin

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688100328

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8302

Die Malerin Renate ist eine Abenteurerin, eine Menschenfängerin, eine Wandererin, die es früh aus dem heimatlichen Wien – und aus der überintimen Beziehung mit dem eifersüchtigen Vater – in die weitere Welt treibt: nach Mexiko, nach Kalifornien ... Die skurrilen, oft narzißtischen, fast immer künstlerisch begabten Leute, denen sie begegnet, mit denen sie in vielfältige Tauschverhältnisse eintritt, erinnern sie an die Wiener Parkskulpturen ihrer Jugend – so daß aus den manchmal grotesken, manchmal diabolischen Episoden des Romans allmählich ein Garten voller Statuen wird.

Die schöne Cassandra. Sämtliche Jugendwerke

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159612082

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 1323

Selbst Liebhaber ihrer sechs Romane wissen häufig nicht, dass Jane Austen schon zwischen ihrem elften und siebzehnten Lebensjahr eine ganze Reihe kürzerer fiktionaler Texte schrieb. Diese blieben lange im Besitz der Familie, die es nicht für angebracht hielt, »diesen Werdegang der Öffentlichkeit zu enthüllen«. Janes Jugendwerke wurden deshalb zum allergrößten Teil erst im 20. Jahrhundert zugänglich. Es sind Texte von überbordender Phantasie, einem frechen Humor, einer unbändigen Lust, zu provozieren, die Ursula und Christian Grawe erstmals vollständig ins Deutsche übersetzt haben.

ABC des Lesens

Author: Ezra Pound

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783716025116

Category: Books and reading

Page: 138

View: 6090


The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry

Author: Irene De Angelis

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230356710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 1267

The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry provides a stimulating, original and lively analysis of the Irish-Japanese literary connection from the early 1960s to 2007. While for some this may partly remain Oscar Wilde's 'mode of style', this book will show that there is more of Japan in the work of contemporary Irish poets than 'a tinkling of china/ and tea into china.' Drawing on unpublished new sources, Irene De Angelis includes poets from a broad range of cultural backgrounds with richly varied styles: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Ciaran Carson and Paul Muldoon, together with younger poets such as Sinéad Morrissey and Joseph Woods. Including close readings of selected poems, this is an indispensable companion for all those interested in the broader historical and cultural research on the effect of oriental literature in modernist and postmodernist Irish poetry.