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Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque

Katherine Bergeron

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195337051
eISBN:
9780199864201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337051.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the modern musical art known as la mélodie française, and its emergence in France the last decades of the 19th century. It was a time when the state had begun pouring resources ... More


Poetry and the Rhythmic

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

It is said that rhythm is a perceptual experience and it should not be dissociated from the particularity of its context. When discussing poetry, this refers to the verse-instance. Rhythm is ... More


“Un Présent Parfait”: The Year in Review

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In spite of his mother's disapproval of him wanting to move to Paris, Eliot was nonetheless able to live there during the academic year following his graduation. One of the main influences in Eliot's ... More


A History of European Versification

M. L. Gasparov

G. S. Smith and Leofranc Holford-Strevens (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

When we read a poem composed in iambic blank pentameter, it reminds us of Shakespeare. When we read a poem composed in long lines without rhyme or rhythm, we think of Whitman. In this study of the ... More


Poetry and the Free

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses free verses in French poetry, which is also called Vers libre. Works of Aimé Césaire and Paul Éluard are analyzed in order to provide a clearer picture of the differences in ... More


Kenneth Koch: Parody and Pedagogy

Jonathan Mayhew

in Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226512037
eISBN:
9780226512051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512051.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Kenneth Koch is a poet strongly identified with French literature. His interest in Spanish poetry is limited to a single figure: Federico García Lorca. This one figure, nevertheless, shows up more ... More


Poetry and Metaphysics

Jean Wahl

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds)

in Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273010
eISBN:
9780823273065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In this foundational article from 1939, Wahl elucidates several fundamental connections between metaphysics and poetry, and demonstrates how various French, German, and English language poets convey ... More


French Frank

Rod Mengham

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores Frank O'Hara's relationship with Europe. Noting his apparent endorsement of a typically isolationist view of the US, it presents a reading of O'Hara's poetry for its encounter ... More


The Biography and Bibliography of a French Reformed Baron

Theodore G. Van Raalte

in Antoine de Chandieu: The Silver Horn of Geneva's Reformed Triumvirate

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190882181
eISBN:
9780190882211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882181.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

In order to familiarize the reader further with Chandieu’s fascinating life and to justify the choice of treatises that this monograph probes, this chapter relays much about the biography of ... More


Du Bellay’s L’Énéide: Rewriting as Poetic Reinvention?

Hélène Gautier

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter adds to the discussion of the French translations of Virgil by focusing on Books 4 and 6 of Du Bellay’s translations of the Aeneid, written in the 1550s. The chapter places Du Bellay’s ... More


Invisible Terrain: John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature

Stephen J. Ross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198798385
eISBN:
9780191839405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Poetry

In his debut collection, Some Trees (1956), John Ashbery poses a question that resonates across his oeuvre and much modern art: “How could he explain to them his prayer / that nature, not art, might ... More


Poetry, Politics, and the Body in Rimbaud: Lyrical Material

Robert St. Clair

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826583
eISBN:
9780191866982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826583.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Bodies abound in Rimbaud’s poetry in a way that is nearly unprecedented in the nineteenth-century poetic canon: lazy, creative, rule-breaking bodies, queer bodies, marginalized and impoverished ... More


An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Tom Conley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a “new poetics of space” ranging throughout ... More


France

David Ellis

in Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Between parts one and two of what is known as the Cambridge English Tripos, Ellis spent a year as a teaching assistant in Normandy. He describes how this experience increased an already developed ... More


Introduction

in An Old French Trilogy: Texts from the William of Orange Cycle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066462
eISBN:
9780813058634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066462.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The introductory chapter situates the three texts within the tradition of Old French epic poetry or chansons de geste. The reader is first introduced to the formal and thematic characteristics of the ... More


The power of fragrances: Smell memories in literary fiction and culinaria

Cretien Van Campen and Julian Ross

in The Proust Effect: The Senses as Doorways to Lost Memories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685875
eISBN:
9780191771675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685875.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Before Proust, descriptions of smell memories had already figured in French literature since the beginning of the nineteenth century, for example in the works of Charles Baudelaire, George Sand, ... More


A Renaissance Literary Master in Service of Reformed Theology

Theodore G. Van Raalte

in Antoine de Chandieu: The Silver Horn of Geneva's Reformed Triumvirate

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190882181
eISBN:
9780190882211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882181.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

Chandieu was as much at home in following Aristotle’s Analytics for his scholastically formulated theology as he was in writing some fifty stanzas of eight-line poems (Octonnaires de la vanité du ... More


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