A Table of Green Fields

A constant theme in this book is the transmission of the past as an imaginative act; hence the title, Falstaff's dying vision of "a table of green fields," probably a mishearing of his recitation of the Twenty-third Psalm, corrected by ...

Author: Guy Davenport

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811212513

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A Table of Green Fields includes ten stories, variously about the painter Henry Scott Tuke, the mathematician James Joseph Sylvester, Kafka, Thoreau, along with some imaginary Frenchmen and Scandinavians, among others. Calculating the infinite in the finite, tracing geometries of desire, placing the obdurate world in an uncustomary light, each of these stories opens out its own world. Without giving up the plot or character of the traditional short story, Guy Davenport's inventions are complex events in which ideas and cultural history are a kind of music to which the characters dance. Despite the fractal, syncopated collage of his narrative style, Davenport's prose is objective, terse, and transparent. A constant theme in this book is the transmission of the past as an imaginative act; hence the title, Falstaff's dying vision of "a table of green fields," probably a mishearing of his recitation of the Twenty-third Psalm, corrected by editors to "he babbled of green fields," a symbol of all fiction, an art that must be exact about the uncertain.

A Table of Green Fields

THE LAVENDER FIELDS OF APTA JULIA A photograph by Bernard Faucon shows the family wash hung against a lavender field , making a pun on the Old French lavanderie ( laundry ) and lavande ( lavender ) . Another of his photographs is of a ...

Author: Guy Davenport

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081121771X

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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare

So ' a cried out - God , God , God ! first folio , ] reads— " for his nose was as sharp as a pen , and a table of green fields . ” Steevens . These words , " and a table of green fields , ” are not to be found in the old editions of ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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The Plays of William Shakespeare

The old copy [ i . e . the first folio ) reads - for his nose was as sharp as a pen , and a table of green fields . Steevens . These words , and a table of green fields , are not to be found in the old editions of 1600 and 1608.

Author: William Shakespeare

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The Plays of William Shakspeare

Greenfield * as the name of the property - man in that tiine , who furnished implements , & c . for the actors ... a table of Greenfidd's part of the text , only corrupted , and that it should be read , be habbled of green fields ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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Notes and Queries

A Table of greeno fields . " - Folio . I can only be hooted and hissed . I once believed “ A ' babbled of green fields . " - Theobald . in Theobald's " emendation " with a faith strong as Theobald's famous and much admired emendation ...

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King Henry IV part 2 Henry V

The old copy [ i . e . the first folio ] reads - for his nose was as sharp as a pen , and a table of green fields . Steevens . These words , and a table of green fields , are not to be found in the old editions of 1600 and 1608.

Author: William Shakespeare

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The plays of William Shakspeare with the corrections and illustr of various commentators to which are added notes by S Johnson and G Steevens revised and augmented by I Reed with a glossarial index

nose was as sharp as a pen , and ' a babbled of green fields.5 5 - and ' a babbled of green fields . ... These words , and a table of green fields , are not to be found in the old editions of 1600 and 1608. This nonsense got into all ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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