Love Sonnets and Elegies

Author: Louise Labe

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590177487

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Louise Labé, one of the most original poets of the French Renaissance, published her complete Works around the age of thirty and then disappeared from history. Rediscovered in the nineteenth century, her incandescent love sonnets were later translated into German by Rilke and appear here in a revelatory new English version by the award-winning translator Richard Sieburth.

Selected Poetry

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834904

Category: Poetry

Page: 265

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John Donne (1572-1631) is perhaps the most important poet of the seventeenth century. In his day it seemed to his admirers that Donne had changed the literary universe, and he is now widely regarded as the founder of the metaphysical `school'. Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of rhythms, images, forms, and personae, from irresistible seducerto devout believer. His greatness stems from the subtleties and ambivalences of tone that convey his remarkably modern awareness of the instability of the self. This collection of Donne's verse is chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of his major works. It includes a wide selection from his secular and divine poems, such as the rebellious and libertine satires and love elegies, the virtuoso Songs and Sonnets, and the desperate, passionate HolySonnets. John Carey's introduction and extensive notes provide valuable insights into Donne's poetic genius.

Elegiac Sonnets

And Other Poems, by Charlotte Smith. ...

Author: Charlotte Turner Smith

Publisher: N.A



Page: 141

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Or, An Anthology of Sonnets, (on the Petrarcan Model,) and Elegiac Quatuorzains: English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German; Original and Translated ; Great Part Never Before Published

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

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John Donne

The Critical Heritage

Author: A.J. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134783264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 532

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work,enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes), and as individual volumes.

Duineser Elegien: Ein Metaphysisches Weltbild in Zehn Skizzen

Elegische Suche Nach Sinn Des Lebens Und Zusammenhang

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788026856313


Page: 32

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Duineser Elegien ist der Titel einer Sammlung von zehn Elegien des Dichters Rainer Maria Rilke. Ihr Name leitet sich vom Schloss Duino bei Triest ab, wo Rilke 1912 Gast der Gräfin Marie von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe war. Dort entstand die erste Elegie. Elegien changieren zwischen der Darstellung glücklicher Momente - wie beispielsweise in der Liebe -, und der Klage über allgemeine Probleme des menschlichen Bewusstseins. Rilkes ästhetischer Anspruch an die Elegien war die Zusammenführung der traditionellen Forme der Hymne und der Elegie. In den Duineser Elegien entwickelt er ein metaphysisches Weltbild. Der literarische Gehalt der Elegien erschöpft sich jedoch keineswegs in der Ausformulierung eines philosophischen Gedankens, sondern besteht zu einem wesentlichen Teil auch in der Form, in der dieser ausgedrückt wird. Daher kann die bloß paraphrasierende Inhaltsangabe dem Text nicht gerecht werden. Die Duineser Elegien beschäftigen sich mit den Widersprüchen der condition humaine, mit den Widersprüchen in der Existenzweise und den Existenzbedingungen des Menschen. Die menschliche Seinsweise ist für Rilke problematisch, weil die "selbstreflexive Gespaltenheit des menschlichen Bewußtseins," also die Möglichkeit, sich selbst zu betrachten, und die daraus resultierende Unsicherheit sowie das Wissen von Vergänglichkeit und Tod unbegreiflich ist. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) war ein Lyriker deutscher Sprache. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Dichter der literarischen Moderne. Beeinflusst durch die Philosophen Schopenhauer und vor allem Nietzsche, deren Schriften er früh kennengelernt hatte, ist Rilkes Werk geprägt durch eine scharfe Kritik an der Jenseitsorientierung des Christentums und an einer einseitig naturwissenschaftlich-rationalen Weltdeutung.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,A. Poulin,Mark Doty

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618565894

Category: Poetry

Page: 205

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Rilke is one of the most widely read poets of the 20th century. In his poetry, Rilke addresses the problems of death, God, and "destructive time," and attempts to overcome and transform these problems into an indestructive inner world.

Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation

Author: Katharina M. Wilson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820308661

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 638

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The dawn of humanism in the Renaissance presented privileged women with great opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. Sexual and social roles still determined the extent to which a woman could pursue education and intellectual accomplishment, but it was possible through the composition of poetry or prose to temporarily offset hierarchies of gender, to become equal to men in the act of creation. Edited by Katharina M. Wilson, this anthology introduces the works of twenty-five women writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, among them Marie Dentière, a Swiss evangelical reformer whose writings were so successful they were banned during her lifetime; Gaspara Stampa, a cultivated courtesan of Venetian aristocratic circles who wrote lyric poetry that has earned her comparisons to Michelangelo and Tasso; Hélisenne de Crenne, a French aristocrat who embodied the true spirit of the Renaissance feminist, writing both as novelist and as champion of her sex; Helene Kottanner, Austrian chambermaid to Queen Elizabeth of Hungary whose memoirs recall her daring theft of the Holy Crown of Saint Stephen for her esteemed mistress; and Lady Mary Sidney Wroth, the first Englishwoman known to write a full-length work of fiction and compose a significant body of secular poetry. Offering a seldom seen counterpoint to literature written by men, Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation presents prose and poetry that have never before appeared in English, as well as writings that have rarely been available to the nonspecialist. The women whose writings are included here are united by a keen awareness of the social limitations placed upon their creative potential, of the strained relationship between their gender and their work. This concern invests their writings with a distinctive voice--one that carries the echoes of a male aesthetic while boldly declaring battle against it.

Field Work

Author: Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262759

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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At the centre of this collection, which includes groups of elegies and love poems, there is a short sonnet sequence which concentrates themes apparent elsewhere in the book: the individual's responsibility for his own choices, the artist's commitment to his vocation, the vulnerability of all in the face of circumstance and death. 'Throughout the volume Heaney's outstanding gifts, his eye, his ear, his understanding of the poetic language are on display - this is a book we cannot do without.' Martin Dodsworth, Guardian

The Cambridge Companion to English Poets

Author: Claude Rawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 580

View: 533

This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty-nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

View: 4883

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7, Part 1

The Holy Sonnets

Author: John Donne,Gary A. Stringer,Paul A. Parrish

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111814

Category: Poetry

Page: 720

View: 9430

Praise for previous volumes: "This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." -- Chronique This is the 4th volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne to appear. This volume presents a newly edited critical text of the Holy Sonnets and a comprehensive digest of the critical-scholarly commentary on them from Donne's time through 1995. The editors identify and print both an earlier and a revised authorial sequence of sonnets, as well as presenting the scribal collection -- which contains unique authorial versions of several of the sonnets -- inscribed by Donne's friend Rowland Woodward in the Westmoreland manuscript.

The Amores of Faustina, Latin Epigrams, and Elegies of Joachim du Bellay

The First English Translation

Author: Joachim Du Bellay

Publisher: Uppingham House

ISBN: 9780977024926

Category: Elegiac poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern)

Page: 255

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Volume one of Du Bellay's complete Latin poems. Often humorous chronicles of how the poet liberated a Roman wife from the convent where her husband had confined her. Also 67 epigrams to famous contemporaries. English verse translation facing the Latin. Introduction, critical notes, bibliography, index. Buckram hardback.

Selected Poems

Author: Robert Duncan

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811212274

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

View: 5615

A collection of poetry deals with such topics as love, death, revelation, religion, humanity, and war.