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Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Andrew Kahn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is Russia's greatest poet, a ‘ founding father’ of modern Russian literature, and a major figure in world literature. His poetry and prose changed the course of Russian ... More


Soldiers and Poets

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

As ‘Disabled’ was first drafted in October 1917 and was revised in July 1918, Owen decided that this would serve as the main poem in Disabled and Other Poems, his first book. This title reflected a ... More


Visual Performance of the Poetic Text

Johanna Drucker

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The idea of performance in poetry is conventionally associated with a live or recorded reading which provides effective dimensions to a poetic work. But a visual performance of a poetic work on a ... More


“The Way Things Look Each Day” Poetry, Description, Nature

Willard Spiegelman

in How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book considers description as the very essence of poetry. It answers the following questions: How does description contain or convey meaning? How does one take the measure of the external world? ... More


The Scope of Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The verb ‘to translate’ has had many meanings: ‘to transplant’, ‘to move’ for example. Even as applied to texts—especially literary texts—its meaning varies: Derrida's idea that there used to be a ... More


The Meaning of ‘Meaning’

Fiona Sampson

in Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers whether one can think of the semiotic or ‘musical’ elements in language, particularly in poetry, as meaning-laden in their own terms. The previous chapters have shown how ... More


Meaning in Movement: Phrasing and Repetition

Derek Attridge

in Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

One dimension of poetic form that has had only sporadic attention is the role of syntax in the onward movement of the language. This issue is addressed in this chapter through a focus on a particular ... More


Nostalgia for World Culture

in Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312182
eISBN:
9781846315534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315534.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the larger ramifications of poetry and translation in relation to world literature. It discusses Nadezhda Mandelstam's nostalgia for world culture and Johann Wolfgang von ... More


The Resistance to Poetry

James Longenbach

in The Resistance to Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226492490
eISBN:
9780226492513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492513.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the ways in which poets since the time of Callimachus have resisted their own usefulness. It suggests that a poem can't help but to be meaningful; it may speak as easily to one ... More


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