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’.

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.


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.

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.


Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026808738
Page: 125
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May Sinclair

Re-Thinking Bodies and Minds
Author: Rebecca Bowler
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474415768
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.

Söhne und Liebhaber

Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3743708817
Category: Fiction
Page: 488
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D. H. Lawrence: Söhne und Liebhaber »Sons and Lovers«. Erstdruck: 1913. Hier in der Übersetzung von Franz Franzius, Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1925. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Odilon Redon, Ödipus im Garten der Illusion, um 1900. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

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.

Miss Lonelyhearts

Author: Nathanael West
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 3641101026
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Eine schwarze Komödie im New York der 20er-Jahre Scheinheiligkeit, Scheinmoral, Scheinentrüstung – das ging im Medienzirkus schon immer zusammen und tut es bis heute. Nathanael West zeigt in seiner flammenden Satire, wie dreist im modernen Pressewesen getäuscht und geheuchelt wird. Mit seiner »Miss Lonelyhearts« präsentiert er eine wunderbar ambivalente Schlüsselfigur des großen Bluffs. »Haben Sie Sorgen? Schreiben Sie an Miss Lonelyhearts!« – Die Leserschaft des New Yorker Post-Dispatch macht regen Gebrauch von der Offerte, und die Briefe in der Redaktion stapeln sich höher und höher. Ob es um Pubertätsnöte geht, um Inzest oder gebrochene Herzen – Miss Lonelyhearts hat garantiert die passenden Worte auf Lager. Dass die beliebte Trostspenderin in Wahrheit eine durch und durch trostlose Existenz ist, wissen nur die feixenden Kollegen. Schonungslos deckt der Roman den faulen Zauber eines Systems auf, das auf billigsten Illusionismus setzt und Menschen vorsätzlich für dumm verkauft. »‘Miss Lonelyhearts’ ist aus dem Stoff, aus dem unsere Zeitungen sind – bloß dass West die Wahrheit erzählt.« (Dashiell Hammett)

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
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Die Ferien des Monsieur Mahé

Ausgewählte Romane
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257604963
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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»Die Ferien des Monsieur Mahé ist Simenons Tod in Venedig«, schreibt Stanley G. Eskin in seiner Simenon-Biographie. Denn wie bei Thomas Mann sind auch bei Simenon Liebe und Tod die Pole der Geschichte. Schauplatz ist die Mittelmeerinsel Porquerolles, auf der ein junger Arzt und Hobbyangler mit seiner Familie Urlaub macht. Die flirrende Hitze, die verheißungsvollen Untiefen draußen im Meer und eine junge Patientin in einem roten Kleid ziehen ihn magisch an.

Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift

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