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An Appetite for Poetry

Author : Frank Kermode
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Frank Kermode is one of the pre-eminent practitioners of the art of criticism in the English speaking world. It has been his distinction to make a virtue ? as all the best critics have done ? of the necessarily occasional nature of his profession. That virtue is evident on every page of this collection of essays. In one group of essays he asks the reader to share his pleasure in a number of major writers ? Milton, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens. In another, he discusses ideas about problems in biblical criticism and their implications for the study of narrative in particular and the interpretation of secular literary texts in general. In them he gives clear accounts of questions relating to interpretation and the debate about canons. A key essay looks at the career of William Empson, a career lived between literature and criticism, between the pleasure of the text and the delight in conceptual issues which is characteristic of so much of the contemporary taste for theory. It is Empson's career, perhaps, which is the foundation for the polemical prologue to the book, where Kermode challenges those who doubt the possibility (and the necessity) of the cross-over between literature and criticism, and who argue that criticism is mere appreciation, mere connoisseurship, that theory has displaced criticism and has left literature in the dust, that theory is the avant-garde of critical thought. This piece defines the author's position in the debate about literature and value.

Appetite

Author : Phyllis Stowell
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A cornucopia of poems on food and its place in women's imaginations and sensibilities.

An Appetite for Poetry

Author : Frank Kermode
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The Anatomy of Poetry Routledge Revivals

Author : Marjorie Boulton
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It is impossible to appreciate poetry fully without some knowledge of the various aspects of poetic technique. First published in 1953, with a second edition in 1982, this title explains all the usual technical terms in an accessible manner. Marjorie Boulton shows that it is possible to approach a poem from a business-like perspective without losing enjoyment. This reissue will be of particular value to students as well as those with a general interest in the specifics of poetry.

Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

Author : D. Schwarz
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In this study Daniel R. Schwarz argues that the narrative and representational aspects of Stevens's poetry have been neglected in favour of readings that stress his word play and rhetoricity. Schwarz shows how Stevens's concept of representation is deeply influenced by modern painters such as Picasso and Duchamp. He shows that Stevens's poetry needs to be understood in terms of a number of major contexts: the American tradition of Emerson and Whitman, the Romantic movement, and the Modernist tradition.

Appetite

Author : Jean-Mark Sens
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The collection Appetite brings many kinds of appetites under its cover. Full of hungers, cravings, urges, nimble observations and taste for discoveries, Appetite reflects a sense of yearning, satisfied or unsatisfied, for different nourishments that are both earthly and spiritual. Some poems are oriented toward the organic world of foods, cooked or still raw as foods to become, some toward specific objects from our daily life such as a door, a pair of tweezers, a pillow, while some others mark the encounter with an artwork Calder s mobiles, Cornell s boxes, or Cezanne's card players. As different as these poems may be, each encapsulates a small but durable moment of discovery. An inquisitive movement of desire inhabits the variety of these poems that the poet s language crystallizes into a lingering and memorable experience. The sensual feast is also linguistic feast. Like a good cook with carefully selected ingredients, the poet with discriminate taste makes the language concentrate its effects and invites the movement of the tongue to articulate each discovery with a subtle liaison of the concrete with the abstract, the sensual with the metaphysical, the appetite with its renewed satisfaction. Revealing the uncanny, secret life of things, these poems confer an aura of magic to objects that would otherwise be deemed ordinary. With a rare mix of humor and serenity Appetite reveals a world that has not yet lost its enchantment.

Love s Shadow

Author : Paul A. Bové
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A case for literary critics and other humanists to stop wallowing in their aestheticized helplessness and instead turn to poetry, comedy, and love. Literary criticism is an agent of despair, and its poster child is Walter Benjamin. Critics have spent decades stewing in his melancholy. What if instead we dared to love poetry? To choose comedy over Hamlet’s tragedy, romance over Benjamin’s suicide on the edge of France, of Europe, of civilization? Paul Bové challenges young lit critters to throw away their shades and let the sun shine in. Love’s Shadow is his three-step manifesto for a new literary criticism that risks sentimentality and melodrama and eschews self-consciousness. The first step is to choose poetry. There has been since the time of Plato a battle between philosophy and poetry. Philosophy has championed misogyny, while poetry has championed women, like Shakespeare’s Rosalind. Philosophy is ever so stringent; try instead the sober cheerfulness of Wallace Stevens. Bové’s second step is to choose the essay. He praises Benjamin’s great friend and sometime antagonist Theodor Adorno, who gloried in the writing of essays, not dissertations and treatises. The third step is to choose love. If you want a Baroque hero, make it Rembrandt, who brought lovers to life in his paintings. Putting aside passivity and cynicism would amount to a revolution in literary studies. Bové seeks nothing less, and he has a program for achieving it.

The Company I ve Kept

Author : Hugh MacDiarmid
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The Wit of Seventeenth century Poetry

Author : Renaissance Conference 1992 (University of Michigan--Dearborn)
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As the twelve original essays collected in this volume demonstrate, to study the wit of seventeenth-century poetry is necessarily to address concerns at the very heart of the period's shifting literary culture. It is a topic that raises persistent questions of thematics and authorial intent, even as it interrogates a wide spectrum of cultural practices. These essays by some of the most renowned scholars in seventeenth-century studies illuminate important authors and engage issues of politics and religion, of secular and sacred love, of literary theory and poetic technique, of gender relations and historical consciousness, of literary history and social change, as well as larger concerns of literary production and smaller ones of local effects. Collectively, they illustrate the vitality of the topic, both in its own right and as a means of understanding the complexity and range of seventeenth-century English poetry.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Author : Peter Robinson
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This Handbook offers an authoritative and up-to-date collection of original essays bringing together ground breaking research into the development of contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland.