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.

The Life of the Mind 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.

Author: Antonina Harbus

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042008148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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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.

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
to a ...

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220140

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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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.

Creativity and the Poetic Mind

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».

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.

A book of English poetry ed by T Shorter

My mind to me a kingdom is , Such perfect joy therein I find , That it excels all
other bliss That God or nature hath assign ' d : Though much I need that most
would have , Yet still my mind forbids to crave . I see that plenty surfeits oft , And
hasty ...

Author: Thomas Shorter

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ISBN: OXFORD:590908450

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Mind Tales

This is an English poetry book by Noel Lorenz, author of six books.This book contains fifty unrhymed free-verse poems that I wrote under seven hours on the 22nd of February, 2020.

Author: Noel Lorenz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798617865303

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This is an English poetry book by Noel Lorenz, author of six books.This book contains fifty unrhymed free-verse poems that I wrote under seven hours on the 22nd of February, 2020. That's a record in itself. I have beaten my own previous writing stint.The theme of this poetry book is love.Find more books atwww.noellorenz.com

Mirror of Minds Psychological Beliefs in English Poetry

The aim of this book is to illustrate the ways in which at various periods English poetry has reflected current views of the human mind, with special reference to such topics as its place in the cosmos, its relations with the body, the ...

Author: Geoffrey Bullough

Publisher: Alexander Lectures

ISBN: 1442651768

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The aim of this book is to illustrate the ways in which at various periods English poetry has reflected current views of the human mind, with special reference to such topics as its place in the cosmos, its relations with the body, the connections between sense, passions, and reason, the problem of soul and its possible survival after death.

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 . W lat Fame to future Times ...

Author: Edward Bysshe

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023847992

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A Poetry of Two Minds

In these essays, Santos explores not only what he thinks about poetry but also what and how poetry thinks about itself.

Author: Sherod Santos

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820322040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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In his long-awaited first book of prose, poet and essayist Sherod Santos takes a compelling look into some of poetry’s deepest secrets, an investigation that leads him to the surprising conclusion that poems have minds of their own, minds often inaccessible even to the one who composed them. In these essays, Santos explores not only what he thinks about poetry but also what and how poetry thinks about itself. His writings range across the history of Western poetry, from formative classical myths to modern experimental forms, and touch on subjects as diverse as the rhetorical history of cannibalism, the political and cultural uses of translation, and the current state of American poetry. Along the way, he calls on past poets like Ovid, Baudelaire, and Phyllis Wheatley, on twentieth-century poets like Wallace Stevens, H. D., and Rainer Maria Rilke, and on writers and thinkers like Montaigne, Walter Benjamin, Simone Weil, and Paul de Man. These essays explore facets of poetry known best to one who has practiced the art for years. From the methods of poetic attention to the processes by which perception is transformed into language and from the illusive relationship between poetry and “meaning” to the integral relationship between poetry and memory, this collection delves into what it means to be a poet and how being a poet is intimately tied to one’s social and cultural moment. With Santos’s trademark flair for seeking out the overlooked and unforeseeable, A Poetry of Two Minds is an extraordinary collection that testifies to its author’s far-reaching intellectual curiosity. Readers who have delighted in his insights over the years can now have the satisfaction of having them caught between the covers of this provocative book.

The Poet s Mind

The Poet's Mind is a comprehensive study of the ways in which Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind.

Author: Gregory Tate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199659418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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The Poet's Mind is a comprehensive study of the ways in which Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind. It argues that these poets used their writing both to express psychological processes of thought and feeling and to subject those processes to scrutiny and analysis.

The Mind of a Poet

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 ...

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.

Adventures Of A Curious Mind

It is a bold and excellent collection of poems penned by Ravi Singavarapu. True to its title the book probes every aspect of man's life.

Author: Ravi Singavarapu

Publisher: Fultus Corporation

ISBN: 1596820179

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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It is a bold and excellent collection of poems penned by Ravi Singavarapu. True to its title the book probes every aspect of man's life. With a curious mind the poet searches for answers to questions that he himself raises. computer there is a technology of the spirit. terrorist's mind. In the poem The Fall Of WTC he says that the fall of a tower is not the end of progress and growth. into every aspect - temporal and metaphysical. Enjoy.

The History of English Literature with an Outline of the Origin and Growth of the English Language

In neither of these respects can the true functions of the art be forgotten , without
serious injury to the value of the work : and in both respects the poet , yielding ,
as the imaginative mind must always yield , to the prompting of the world he lives
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Author: William Spalding

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002579420

Category: English literature

Page: 413

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The Works of James Russell Lowell Literary essays

They are also , as truly as Wordsworth's “ Prelude , " a history of the growth of a
poet's mind . Like the English poet he valued himself at a high rate , the higher no
doubt after Fortune had made him outwardly cheap . Sempre il magnanimo si ...

Author: James Russell Lowell

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ISBN: SRLF:AA0014817555

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Literary Essays Pope

They are also , as truly as Wordsworth's “ Prelude , " a history of the growth of a
poet's mind . Like the English poet he valued himself at a high rate , the higher no
doubt after Fortune had made him outwardly cheap . Sempre il magnanimo si ...

Author: James Russell Lowell

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044090072521

Category: Literature

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Literary essays Among my books My study windows Fireside travels

They are also, as truly as Wordsworth's “Prelude,” a history of the growth of a
poet's mind. Like the English poet he valued himself at a high rate, the higher no
doubt after Fortune had made him outwardly cheap. Sempre il magnanimo si ...

Author: James Russell Lowell

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101048145658

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The Athenaeum

result of the poem's having become slowly true Miltonic music began ? Here is an
musical fusion apparent there ? Yes , indeed , fused in the minds of generations
of reciters , interesting question indeed . So inextricably and more apparent ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858032316477

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