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The Old Sources: Rich, Auden, and Making Something Happen

Aidan Wasley

in The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136790
eISBN:
9781400836352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Auden's influence on Adrienne Rich. It argues that from her early emulation through her mature repudiation of his example, Auden's place in Rich's work and thought has ... More


The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Aidan Wasley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136790
eISBN:
9781400836352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work—it changed the course of American poetry itself. This book takes, for the ... More


On Truth, Lies, and Bullshit

Harry Frankfurt

in The Philosophy of Deception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327939
eISBN:
9780199852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327939.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter opens with a claim that the harm that lies do results from their interference with one's efforts to understand things as they truly are. Lies thrust one into an imaginary world that one ... More


Travelling Theory: To the Present

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Shakespeare criticism and radical critical theory and explores how this radical theory has travelled to South Africa in the last 25 years. It is based on the conviction that ... More


Unacknowledged Legislators

Roger Pearson

in Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754473
eISBN:
9780191816130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754473.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter introduces the figure of the poet as lawgiver by focusing initially on Shelley’s famous definition of poets as ‘unacknowledged legislators of the World’ in his Defence of Poetry (1821). ... More


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