The English Poetic Mind

Table of Contents In Shakespeare then we have the poetic mind imagining union in contradiction, and afterwards contradiction in union; and after that finding itself capable of imagining essential fact and almost of nonhuman existence.

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066361921

Category: Poetry

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The English Poetic Mind

The text is reflective of Williams’ imaginative and critical approach to literature and his appreciation of poetry and verse. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet.

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528767378

Category: Literary Criticism

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‘The English Poetic Mind’ (1932) is Williams’ discussion of the source of the poetic impulse, creativity and drive behind three prominent English poets: Shakespeare, Milton and Wordsworth. The text is reflective of Williams’ imaginative and critical approach to literature and his appreciation of poetry and verse. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the ‘Inklings’ literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. For Williams, spiritual exchanges were an undercurrent to life, and his Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.

Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind

Published only a year after The English Poetic Mind, Charles Williams's third book of literary criticism, Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind (1933), takes up some of the themes already adumbrated in the earlier volume and submits them ...

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220140

Category: Social Science

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Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind focuses upon the two intertwined themes of Reason and Beauty as they are expressed poetically in English literature. It begins with a chapter on the unique characteristics of poetic creation, "The Ostentation of Verse," and then unfolds in an alternating pattern, analyzing the distinctive appearances of these two concepts in writers as various as William Wordsworth (Reason), Christopher Marlowe (Beauty), Alexander Pope (Reason), John Keats (Beauty), and John Milton (Reason). In the climactic penultimate chapter, there is a meditation on William Shakespeare's depiction of what the author calls "the actual schism in Reason." There follows a brief coda that moves beyond the confines of poetry to a contemplation of the wider religious dimensions that the literary investigation has opened up.

The English Poetic Mind

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Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1298523710


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The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry

VI The Heroic Frame of Mind : Beowulf Like the elegiac and gnomic modes which it employs , Beowulf is a poem which dwells on the mental world of its characters . The poet's apparent focus on psychology has long been acknowledged but not ...

Author: Antonina Harbus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004488137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Ideas about the human mind are culturally specific and over time vary in form and prominence. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry presents the first extensive exploration of Anglo-Saxon beliefs about the mind and how these views informed Old English poetry. It identifies in this poetry a particular cultural focus on the mental world and formulates a multivalent model of the mind behind it, as the seat of emotions, the site of temptation, the container of knowledge, and a heroic weapon. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry treats a wide range of Old English literary genres (in the context of their Latin sources and analogues where applicable) in order to discover how ideas about the mind shape the narrative, didactic, and linguistic design of poetic discourse. Particular attention is paid to the rich and slippery vernacular vocabulary for the mind which suggests a special interest in the subject in Old English poetry. The book argues that Anglo-Saxon poets were acutely conscious of mental functions and perceived the psychological basis not only of the cognitive world, but also of the emotions and of the spiritual life.

The Poet s Mind

Sordello resigns himself to a state of mind in which he abandons his personal will and desires in favour of a pure consciousness that will enable him to write poetry that can assist in the mind's ascent to divinity.

Author: Gregory Tate

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191634321

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Poet's Mind is a major study of how Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind. It argues that Victorian poets, inheriting from their Romantic forerunners the belief that subjective thoughts and feelings were the most important materials for poetry, used their writing both to give expression to mental processes and to scrutinise and analyse those processes. In this volume Gregory Tate considers why and how psychological analysis became an increasingly important element of poetic theory and practice in the mid-nineteenth century, a time when the discipline of psychology was emerging alongside the growing recognition that the workings of the mind might be understood using the analytical methods of science. The writings of Victorian poets often show an awareness of this psychology, but, at the same time, the language and tone of their psychological verse, and especially their ambivalent use of terms such as 'brain', 'mind', and 'soul', voice an unresolved tension, felt throughout Victorian culture, between scientific theories of psychology and metaphysical or religious accounts of selfhood. The Poet's Mind considers the poetry of Browning, Tennyson, Arnold, Clough, and George Eliot, offering detailed readings of several major Victorian poems, and presenting new evidence of their authors' interest in contemporary psychological theory. Ranging across lyric verse, epic poetry, and the dramatic monologue, the book explores the ways in which poetry simultaneously drew on, resisted, and contributed to the spread of scientific theories of mind in Victorian Britain.

Creativity and the Poetic Mind

poet module nonetheless differs from most modules and is similar to the self module in its reliance upon language . ... just as the poets quoted in “ Meditative Awareness ” suggested in going to that special “ place ” in their minds .

Author: Jean Tobin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Creativity and the Poetic Mind mingles the voices of well-known writers such as Nikki Giovanni, Donald Hall, John Koethe, Marge Piercy, and Robert Pinsky with newer voices, and includes engaging excerpts from interviews with thirty-eight American poets. Within a sustained argument about creative states of mind, this book innovatively presents and explores the technique of «going to the place» as more reliable in writing poetry than waiting for «inspiration». It explains why poets frequently believe that talking about their own poetry may damage their creativity and why, for centuries, inspiration has seemed to come from somewhere beyond the poet. In addition, it discusses the practicality of poets' thinking that «being creative» and «writing poetry» are two separate skills: inspiration is unreliable, but experienced poets create daily.

Class book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Thus , although Chaucer displayed the most varied forms of poetry , in all the sprightliness of Italian vivacity , in an enriched tongue and in melodious verse ; although he must have poured on the literary mind of his day a multitude ...

Author: Daniel Scrymgeour


ISBN: UOM:39015019118135


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The Literary Mind

The Body in the Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Lakoff, George. ... “The Body of Our Thought” and “The Poetry of Connections, I.” Chaps. 3 and 7 in Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science.

Author: Mark Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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We usually consider literary thinking to be peripheral and dispensable, an activity for specialists: poets, prophets, lunatics, and babysitters. Certainly we do not think it is the basis of the mind. We think of stories and parables from Aesop's Fables or The Thousand and One Nights, for example, as exotic tales set in strange lands, with spectacular images, talking animals, and fantastic plots--wonderful entertainments, often insightful, but well removed from logic and science, and entirely foreign to the world of everyday thought. But Mark Turner argues that this common wisdom is wrong. The literary mind--the mind of stories and parables--is not peripheral but basic to thought. Story is the central principle of our experience and knowledge. Parable--the projection of story to give meaning to new encounters--is the indispensable tool of everyday reason. Literary thought makes everyday thought possible. This book makes the revolutionary claim that the basic issue for cognitive science is the nature of literary thinking. In The Literary Mind, Turner ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Proust, as he explains how story and projection--and their powerful combination in parable--are fundamental to everyday thought. In simple and traditional English, he reveals how we use parable to understand space and time, to grasp what it means to be located in space and time, and to conceive of ourselves, other selves, other lives, and other viewpoints. He explains the role of parable in reasoning, in categorizing, and in solving problems. He develops a powerful model of conceptual construction and, in a far-reaching final chapter, extends it to a new conception of the origin of language that contradicts proposals by such thinkers as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker. Turner argues that story, projection, and parable precede grammar, that language follows from these mental capacities as a consequence. Language, he concludes, is the child of the literary mind. Offering major revisions to our understanding of thought, conceptual activity, and the origin and nature of language, The Literary Mind presents a unified theory of central problems in cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. It gives new and unexpected answers to classic questions about knowledge, creativity, understanding, reason, and invention.

The Art of English Poetry

Now , Erato , thy Poet's Mind inspire , Anil fill his Soul with thy celestial Fire , Dryd . Virg . And now the mighty Labour is begun , Ye Muses , open all your Helicon : For well you know , and can record alone , ( Virg .

Author: Edward Bysshe


ISBN: BL:A0023847992



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The Literary Mind of Medieval and Renaissance Spain

There is nothing in his early humanistic conception of poetry—its uplifting power, its divine origin—to set off ... in the English eighteenth century.3 But let us consider Fray Luis' own words: The idea of poetry in the minds of men is ...

Author: Otis H. Green

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813186207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The twelve essays in this fiorilegio of the work of Otis H. Green afford a representative view of the thought and scholarship of one of the world's foremost Hispanists. In each of them is developed some important facet of the intellectual milieu of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, reflecting Otis Green's life-long and wide-ranging quest for evidence that would broaden our understanding of those complex periods and correct the misapprehensions which have gathered about them. Included are important sections of his great work, Spain and the Western Tradition and essays from journals now difficult to obtain or out of print. This book provides a valuable introduction to Spanish thought and to the work of a scholar who has done much to elucidate it.

Retreat into the Mind

The Aesthetic Theory of Thomas Hobber: With Special Reference to His Contribution to the Psychological Approach in English Literary Criticism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1940. Tilley, Arthur. “The Poetic Imagination.

Author: Ekbert Faas

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400861675

Category: Literary Criticism

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Here Ekbert Faas examines the complex interrelationships among the fields of early psychiatry, poetry, and aesthetics through an in-depth study of the Victorian dramatic monologue and its Romantic antecedents. Discussing the work of over thirty major and minor poets, he focuses on what Victorian critics viewed as an unprecedented psychological school of poetry related to early psychiatry and rooted in the poetic "science of feelings" (Wordsworth). This broad historical perspective enables Faas to redefine our current terminology regarding the dramatic monologue and to document the extent to which early psychiatry shaped the poetry, poetics, and general frame of mind of the Victorians. "In the nineteenth century, English poetry began to explore the psyche in ways contemporaries recognized as new. Wordsworth and Coleridge pioneered what Arnold, Tennyson, and Browning continued. Professor Faas painstakingly documents this, and reactions to it, with reference to simultaneous psychiatric work. Fascinating."--Encounter Originally published in 1989. 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 Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons

Hence the term sao is roughly equivalent to the English term “lament.” Although the term occurs only in the Li-sao, it has often been treated by later scholars as a genre, applied to the Ch'u-tz'u, or “Poetry of the State of Ch'u,” as a ...

Author: Liu Hsieh

Publisher: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

ISBN: 9789629965853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and critics since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy and history of genres and styles, and a manual for good writing. Its chapters, organized according to the I Ching, cover such topics as "Emotion and Literary Expression","Humor and Enigma","Spiritual Thought or Imagination", "The Nourishing of Vitality","Organization", and "Literary Flaws". "Mind" is the ideas, impressions, and emotions that take form—the "rving of the dragon"—in a literary work. Full of examples and delightful anecdotes drawn from Liu Hsieh's encyclopedic knowledge of Chinese literature, readers will discover distinctive concepts and standards of the art of writing that are both familiar and strange. The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is not only a summa of classical Chinese literary aesthetics but also a wellspring of advice from the distant past on how to write.

The Mind of a Poet

2-3), Urbana, 1927; J. E. Spingarn, Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford, 1908, I, pp. x-xii; L. P. Smith, Four Words (S. P. E. tract XVII), Oxford, 1924; V. M. Hamm, “Imagination in English Neo-Classical Thought and ...

Author: Raymond Dexter Havens

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421434339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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It argues that the unusual aspects of Wordsworth's mind are not isolated and did not seem to him fanciful or merely personal; they were, for him, so many paths, difficult to find and harder to follow, yet leading to the great central truth that is the goal of all humankind's loftier strivings.

The English Mind

Studies in the English Moralists Presented to Basil Willey Basil Willey Hugh Sykes Davies, George Watson ... .2 Similar feelings about the world are to be found in his early poems, one of which bears the title 'The Trance of Time'.

Author: Basil Willey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521047944

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Essays planned to constitute the first literary study of the English moralists of the seventeenth century to the beginning of the twentieth.

The Youth s instructer sic and guardian

10 DANTE ALIGHIERI : HIS POETRY . ... best known as an European writer , and as the first reviver of modern European literature , but by which , in Mr. Cary's translation , he is naturalized as an English poet , must now be considered .



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Studies of the Mind and Art of Robert Browning

Is this the best case that could be made for the medium by the subtlest argumentative mind English poetry has had in our century ? We have before said that it is a condition of all poetic drama that the poet's mind should animate and ...

Author: James Fotheringham

Publisher: Ardent Media



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A complete study of the life & work & philosophy of the author of "Ring & the Book," "My Last Duchess," "Evelyn Hope" & other gems of Victorian Literature.