The Poetry of Nissim Ezekiel

One recalls Francis Bacon's famous observation that to seek power is a strange desire . ... Ezekiel achieved more or less the sort of greatness the poems speak of , paying the sort of price the poems hint at .

Author: A. Raghu

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126900865


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Nissim Ezekiel Is Probably The Most Famous Living Indian Poet In English. Displaying A Dedication Of Heroic Dimensions To His Vocation, He Has Created An Oeuvre Remarkable For Its Range And Depth. He Was Responsible For Spearheading The Modernist Revolution In Indian Poetry In English. All But Divorcing His Wife, Denying His Family Time And Commitment, Creating And Fighting Enemies, Ezekiel Has Served The Muse Indefatigably And Evangelically, And At Great Personal Cost, For He Is As Much Activist For Poetry As Poet. He Has Published The Work Of Others, Edited Journals, Held Offices In Literary Organizations, Selected Poetry For Magazines, Advised Publishing Houses And Helped And Guided Generations Of Poets. Besides, Ezekiel Has Made Significant Contributions As Playwright, Prose Writer, Critic, Translator And Teacher. The Poetry Of Nissim Ezekiel Is A Product Of A. Raghu S Close Familiarity With The Work Of The Poet As Well As His Long Interaction With The Man. The Book Carries Out A Thorough Thematic And Stylistic Analysis Of The Corpus Of Ezekiel, Seeking To Effect A Comprehensive Assessment Of The Same. Efforts Are Made To Foreground The Corpus Against The Tradition Of Indian Poetry In English And To Establish The Work Of Ezekiel As The Main Link Between Pre-Independence Indian Poetry In English And Its Post-Independence Counterpart. Ever Willing To Battle It Out, Raghu Takes On Some Of The Biggest Names In The Contemporary Literary World Of India To Craft A Book Which Is Provocatively Brilliant. The Poetry Of Nissim Ezekiel Will Remain The Book On Ezekiel S Verse For A Very Long Time To Come.

Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry

Apollpsawjo 't: A retum to the echoes of Callimachus with which the poem began (the Latin gives him the ... Ill 2 Here, replete with echoes of the final poem of Horace's Odrs (III 30), Propertius proclaims again the power of his love ...

Author: Diane J. Rayor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136774690

Category: History

Page: 380

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ethics and Poetics of Alterity in Asian American Poetry

Hall argues that power has to be understood “not only in terms of economic exploitation and physical coercion, but also in broader cultural or symbolic terms, including the power to represent someone or something in a certain way ...

Author: Xiaojing Zhou

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587296796

Category: Literary Collections

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Poetry by Asian American writers has had a significant impact on the landscape of contemporary American poetry, and a book-length critical treatment of Asian American poetry is long overdue. In this groundbreaking book, Xiaojing Zhou demonstrates how many Asian American poets transform the conventional “I” of lyric poetry—based on the traditional Western concept of the self and the Cartesian “I”—to enact a more ethical relationship between the “I” and its others. Drawing on Emmanuel Levinas’s idea of the ethics of alterity—which argues that an ethical relation to the other is one that acknowledges the irreducibility of otherness—Zhou offers a reconceptualization of both self and other. Taking difference as a source of creativity and turning it into a form of resistance and a critical intervention, Asian American poets engage with broader issues than the merely poetic. They confront social injustice against the other and call critical attention to a concept of otherness which differs fundamentally from that underlying racism, sexism, and colonialism. By locating the ethical and political questions of otherness in language, discourse, aesthetics, and everyday encounters, Asian American poets help advance critical studies in race, gender, and popular culture as well as in poetry. The Ethics and Poetics of Alterity is not limited, however, to literary studies: it is an invaluable response to the questions raised by increasingly globalized encounters across many kinds of boundaries. The Poets Marilyn Chin, Kimiko Hahn, Myung Mi Kim, Li Young Lee, Timothy Liu, David Mura, and John Yau

A Companion to Eighteenth Century Poetry

Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1756) built on this claim, extending poetry's power to realize the sublime, to raise images beyond the confines of sight.

Author: Christine Gerrard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118702291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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This broad-ranging Companion offers readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety. Provides an up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetry Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decades Opens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry’s relationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visual arts, for example Discusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks of life Includes numerous close readings of individual poems, ranging from Pope’s The Rape of the Lock to Mary Collier’s The Woman’s Labour Includes more provocative contributions on subjects such as rural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry 'beyond the borders', the constructions of femininity, women as writers and women as readers. Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and Christine Gerrard’s Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology, 3rd edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)

Poetry East

Perhaps, though, I grant that for me, a poet and singer, it is easier to visualize language as verse, preferably free verse; be it so, I maintain that it is in the act of language that sacred power is contained.



ISBN: UOM:39015068955882

Category: Poetry, Modern


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Medieval Persian Court Poetry

(Not the least considerable aspect of the poet's power, of course, is his ability to preserve his patron's name and repute for posterity.) The motif of riches (both real and apparent) is concretely embodied in the image of the cup, ...

Author: Julie Scott Meisami

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400858781

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

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Dr. Meisami discloses previously neglected stylistic qualities and ethical purposes in medieval Persian court poetry, and shows that court poets were also moral instructors who examined and celebrated the values they shared with their audiences. The book also takes into account the close relationship between Persian and Arabic court poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Poet Hero in the Work of Byron and Shelley

These lines, half an affirmation of poetry's power, half a witness to its defeat, admit that poetry cannot change a reader with a 'sceptic eye'. But poetry can, however, reach those willing and able to be inspired.

Author: Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Byron’s and Shelley’s experimentation with the possibilities and pitfalls of poetic heroism unites their work. The Poet-Hero in the Work of Byron and Shelley traces the evolution of the poet-hero in the work of both poets, revealing that the struggle to find words adequate to the poet’s imaginative vision and historical circumstance is their central poetic achievement. Madeleine Callaghan explores the different types of poetic heroism that evolve in Byron’s and Shelley’s poetry and drama. Both poets experiment with, challenge and embrace a variety of poetic forms and genres, and this book discusses such generic exploration in the light of their developing versions of the poet-hero. The heroism of the poet, as an idea, an ideal and an illusion, undergoes many different incarnations and definitions as both poets shape distinctive and changing conceptions of the hero throughout their careers.

Environment Friendly Poetry

Poet's for Environment (PEN) Murli Menon. 16. The Power of Love Oh! The power of love... that breaks down barriers, steeped in the oldest of traditions. Oh! The power of love... that brings together people, so unlikely in body and mind.

Author: Murli Menon

Publisher: PEN


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

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Anthology of poems titled "Environment Friendly Poetry

With Poetry and Philosophy

In four lines, the human is divested of intentional power, and the machine-like “guns,” as the poem goes on to verify, have taken over the all encompassing power, not only of human intentions, but also of the stance of “Judgment” ...

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443802758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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Taking its point of initiation from the long-standing dialogue between poetry and philosophy concerning their respective claims to contrasting orders of insight, this book tackles issues relating to the differing conditions of knowledge and insights relating to language and thought imparted by ‘modern’ poets and philosophers, from Kant and Wordsworth to Adorno and Hardy. The book draws on recent debates in literary theory and philosophy in order to outline a new ‘dialogic’ approach for conducting comparative criticism and literary history. The poets and the philosophers appear under configurations of reading that produce considerations that are unexpected, yet strangely fitting.

The Power of Poetry

New to this Edition: ' A profile of the poet Steven Herrick and his works ' New published poetry including modern song lyrics ' A stronger emphasis on critical thinking skills ' More synthesis and evaluation-style questions ' A new emphasis ...

Author: Vic Guest

Publisher: Nelson Australia

ISBN: 0170124851

Category: Poetics

Page: 310

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The Power of Poetry is a highly valuable poetry reference book for secondary students. It teaches skill development and explores poetry under broad themes, ideas and feelings. The new edition focuses on students as creators of poetry and exposes them to a wide variety of poetic techniques and forms. In line with recent developments in English curricula across Australia, The Power of Poetry includes activities in critical and visual literacy and multiple intelligences. The activities are geared towards years 7-10 students, but are also suitable for senior students. A complimentary CDa ROM containing many of the images in the book is available to schools who booklist or purchase class sets of The Power of Poetry. To receive your free copy, please email your request to your state Sales Representative. New to this Edition: a A profile of the poet Steven Herrick and his works a New published poetry including modern song lyrics a A stronger emphasis on critical thinking skills a More synthesis and evaluation-style questions a A new emphasis on visual literacy a A glossary of poetic terms a A stunning new text design.

Welsh Environments in Contemporary Poetry

This self-inscription 'in bark' is thus not an act of vandalism so much as the display of a youthful urge to work against the symbolism of power and ownership which the land of the estate represents. As Sharon Zukin argues in her book ...

Author: Matthew Jarvis

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786837325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Welsh Environments in Contemporary Poetry’ examines the question of how recent English-language poetry from Wales has responded to the diverse physical environments of Wales. The first volume to offer a sustained assessment of Welsh poetry in English within the context of recent developments in environmental literary criticism, this book also draws on aspects of human geography to explore the rich contemporary poetics of Welsh space and place. Opening with an examination of poets from the 1960s as well as the early work of R.S. Thomas, ‘Welsh Environments in Contemporary Poetry’ subsequently concentrates on the poetry of writers who have come to prominence since the 1970s: Gillian Clarke, Ruth Bidgood, Robert Minhinnick, Mike Jenkins, Christine Evans, and Ian Davidson.Close reading of key texts reveals the way in which these writers variously create Welsh places, landscapes, and environments – fashioning rural and urban spaces into poetic geographies that are both abundantly physical and inescapably cultural. Far from reducing Wales to mere scenery, the poetry that emerges from this book engages with the environments of Wales, not just for their own sake, but as a crucial way of exploring key issues in Welsh culture – from the negotiation of female identity in a land of masculine myths to the exploration of Welsh space in a global context.

Women s Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970 2010

example, Robert Sheppard's The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and Its Discontents 1950–2000 (2005) and Fiona Sampson's Beyond the Lyric: A Map of ... Such a framing would occlude the more complex relationships to place and power that ...

Author: David Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781385777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale presents the history and current state of a critically neglected, significant body of contemporary writing and places it within the wider social and political contexts of the period. Ranging from Geraldine Monk's ventriloquizing of the Pendle witches to Denise Riley's fiercely self-critical lyric poems, from the multi-media experiments of Maggie O'Sullivan to the globally aware, politicised sequences of Andrea Brady and Jennifer Cooke, David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy theorise women's alternative poetries in terms of Julia Kristeva's idea of 'women's time' and in terms of the female poetic voice constantly negotiating with dominant systems of representation. They also offer a much-needed re-theorising of the value of avant garde practices.

Perspectives on Sri Aurobindo s Poetry Plays and Criticism

“ The essential power of the poetic word is to make us see , not to make us think or feel ; thought and feeling must arise out of the sight or be included in it , but sight is the primary consequence and power of poetic Speech .

Author: Amrita Paresh Patel

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176252638


Page: 147

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This Book, It Is Hoped, Will Create In The Readers Not Only An Interest In Sri Aurobindo`S Literary Work, But Also An Awareness About His Message Of Integralism And Its Continued Relevance For All Times.

Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation

Despite the fact that Seamus Heaney has read Brodsky's poetry from the first Penguin Selected Poems (1973) to the ... had no belief in the transformative power of poetry per se but because the political requirement changed the criteria ...

Author: Carmen Bugan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351191890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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"Poetry born of historical upheaval bears witness both to actual historical events and considerations of poetics. Under the duress of history the poet, who is torn between lamentation and celebration, seeks to achieve distance from his troubled times. Add to this a deep love for and commitment to the Irish and English poetic traditions, and a strong desire to search for models outside his culture, and you have the poetry of the Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-). In this study, Carmen Bugan looks at how the poetry of Seamus Heaney, born of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has encountered the'historically-tested imaginations' of Czeslaw Milosz, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, and Zbigniew Herbert, as he aimed to fulfil a Horatian poetics, a poetry meant to both instruct and delight its readers. Carmen Bugan is the author of a collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, and a memoir, Burying the Typewriter."

Poetry and Voice

Within the “feminine” space of family and children, the mother can oppose the war machine with her own private power: “bleib ungeboren mein sohn” [remain unborn my son] (2000, 7). Although Rajþiü's war poems primarily give voice to the ...

Author: Stephanie Norgate

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846790

Category: Poetry

Page: 275

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Poetry and Voice, with a foreword by Helen Dunmore, is a book of essays which fuses critical and creative treatments of poetic voice. Some contributors focus on critical explorations of voice in work by poets such as John Ashbery, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland, Carol Ann Duffy, Arun Kolatkar, Don McKay and Dragica Rajčić, and on the musical voices of the lyric tradition and of poetry itself. Vicki Feaver, Jane Griffiths, Philip Gross, Waqas Khwaja, Lesley Saunders and David Swann reflect on their own poetic processes of composition, and the development of the voices of childhood, old age, migration, landscape, bilinguality, and imprisonment. Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Tatjana Bijelić examine the nature of poetic voice in exile, the need for fresh voices after war and new spaces in which poetic voices can be heard. In this international collection, the contributors give rare and generous insights into inner poetic processes and external effects. They engage with artistic debates about developing, losing and appropriating voice in poetry and approach the question of what is ‘finding a voice’ in poetry from multiple angles. The book will interest literary critics, poets, lecturers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students of literature, poetry and creative writing.

Living Poetry

Reading Poems from Shakespeare to Don Paterson William Hutchings ... Bernard quotes the opening lines of 'She walks in beauty' as his 'evidence' of poetry's power to match science by its capacity to expand our universe.

Author: William Hutchings

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137268143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Living Poetry demonstrates that poems are vital expressions of how we live, feel and think. Lucidly written and jargon free, it introduces a range of poems from the Elizabethan age to the present day, presenting practical models of close reading and a stimulating rationale for the power of poetry to move and excite us.

Elizabethan Poetry

The poetry in this volume extends a little further on either end of her reign, from Sir Thomas Wyatt's posthumously ... To follow the poetry of this period is to see the growth in poets' sense of what poetry had power to express and its ...

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486437941

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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The relative peace and prosperity of the Elizabethan age (1558–1603) fostered the growth of one of the most fruitful eras in literary history. Lyric poetry, prose, and drama flourished in sixteenth-century England in works that blended medieval traditions with Renaissance optimism. This anthology celebrates the wit and imaginative creativity of the Elizabethan poets with a generous selection of their graceful and sophisticated verse. Highlights include sonnets from Astrophel and Stella, written by Sir Philip Sidney — a scholar, poet, critic, courtier, diplomat, soldier, and ideal English Renaissance man; poems by Edmund Spenser, whose works combined romance with allegory, adventure, and morality; and sonnets by William Shakespeare, whose towering poetic genius transcends the ages. Other celebrated contributors include John Donne ("Go, and catch a fallen star"), Ben Jonson ("Drink to me only with thine eyes"), and Christopher Marlowe ("The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"). The poetry of lesser-known figures such as Michael Drayton, Samuel Daniel, and Fulke Greville appears here, along with verses by individuals better known in other fields — Francis Bacon, Queen Elizabeth I, and Walter Raleigh — whose poems offer valuable insights into the spirit of the age.

Poetry of Contemplation

By studying in detail three poets, the author provides substantial evidence for affirming poetry's redemptive power and carries the implications of the analysis of seventeenth-century poetry info the lweniiefh century.

Author: Arthur L. Clements

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: UOM:39076001736102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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This is the first systematic and thorough study of mysticism or contemplation in these three seventeenth-century poets. This commentary on poetry examines whether poetry has a redemptive quality or power to change perspectives.

Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

The poet's power is not only ignored by nature but overridden by a mechanistic world. For all MacNeice's British leftist credentials, 'Train to Dublin' thinks through the kind of poetry it might be possible for him to write in and of ...

Author: Tom Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191062438

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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This study focuses on Louis MacNeice's creative and critical engagement with other Irish poets during his lifetime. It draws on extensive archival research to uncover the previously unrecognised extent of the poet's contact with Irish literary mores and networks. Poetic dialogues with contemporaries including F.R. Higgins, John Hewitt, W.R. Rodgers, Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, John Montague, and Richard Murphy are traced against the persistent rhetoric of cultural and geographical attachment at large in Irish poetry and criticism during the period. These comparative readings are framed by accounts of MacNeice's complex relationship with the oeuvre of W.B. Yeats, which forms a meta-narrative to MacNeice's broader engagement with Irish poetry. Yeats is shown to have been MacNeice's contemporary in the 1930s, reading and reacting to the younger poet's work, just as MacNeice read and reacted to the older poet's work. But the ongoing challenge of the intellectual and formal complexity of Yeats's poetry also provided a means through which MacNeice, across his whole career, dialectically developed various modes through which to confront modernity's cultural, political and philosophical challenges. This book offers new and revisionary perspectives on MacNeice's work and its relationship to Ireland's literary traditions, as well as making an innovative contribution to the history of Irish literature and anglophone poetry in the twentieth century.

The Comedies Histories Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere Antony and Cleopatra Supplementary notice to the Roman plays Titus Andronicus Pericles

Taking the qualities of invention , power of language , versification , to be equal in two men , one devoting himself to dramatic poetry , and the other to narrative poetry , the dramatic poet has chances of failure which the narrative ...

Author: William Shakespeare


ISBN: UOM:39015082502124



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