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
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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
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'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.

Poetry

The Ultimate Guide
Author: Richard Bradford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137267844
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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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
Category:
Page: 256
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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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 241
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Forschungen eines Hundes


Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: BoD E-Short
ISBN: 3734744784
Category: Fiction
Page: 47
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"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.

Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift


Author: Pädagogische Hochschule Potsdam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Issue for 1968 includes a history of the school, 1948-68.

Wien war die Stadt der Statuen


Author: Anaïs Nin
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688100328
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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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.

An introduction to Imagism


Author: Joan-Ivonne Bake
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638690547
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 19
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 7 Literaturquellen, 16 Internetquellen Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: I took a closer look at Imagism and its characteristic features and also at some of the most important Imagists, their ideals and main ideas of this literary epoch. The first chapter deals with the origins of Imagism and describes where the Imagist got their creeds from and why they would have them. The second article is based on the master essay which was written together with Marie-Christin Miebach, Beate Steindor, Mira Rick and Beate Wrobel for the final reader of the seminar. It is picturing the characteristic features and the distinctive properties of the Imagist period. It deals with the question “What is Imagism?”, describing the goals of a movement in poetry that flourished in Britain and the United States in the 1920s. The last chapter attends to a short interpretation of the Imagist poem “The great figure” (1920) by the American poet William Carlos Williams. In addition to this interpretation I will dwell on the interrelation of this poem and a picture by Charles Demuth which is called “I saw the Figure Five in Gold”. This one was painted in 1928 and is obviously a work which was inspired by the poem of Williams. A conclusion in the end will summarize all the important facts and special features of Imagism.

Die schöne Cassandra. Sämtliche Jugendwerke

Reclam Taschenbuch
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 3159612082
Category: Fiction
Page: 330
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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.

The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry


Author: Irene De Angelis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230356710
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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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.