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Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and care of the Self is an accessible study of the lyrical, humorous, and social and education aspects of classical Persian poetry through the ghazals ... More


Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Samuel England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition shows how the interactive, confrontational practice of courtly arts helped shape imperial thought in the Middle Ages. Its analysis covers Classical ... More


Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within

Adrian P. Tudor and Kristin L. Burr (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056432
eISBN:
9780813058238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056432.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Contributors to Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature consider the multiplicity and instability of identity in medieval French literature, examining the ways in which literary identity can ... More


The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Marion Thain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book analyses the remaking of lyric poetry in Victorian modernity, challenging and transforming existing narratives of the modern formation of the ‘lyric’ genre through engagement with a body of ... More


Introduction

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Starting with the idea of the late nineteenth century as a locus of ‘lyric crisis’, the introduction outlines established scholarly narratives of the relationship between poetry and modernity in the ... More


The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the process of canonization of Greek lyric, as well as the textual transmission, and preservation of the lyric poems from the archaic period through to their emergence from the ... More


Lyric

Robert S. Lehman

in Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799041
eISBN:
9781503600140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799041.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter addresses T. S. Eliot’s struggle with history as this struggle unfolds between 1910 and 1920, between the composition of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and the publication of ... More


Who, Sappho?

Alex Purves

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Greek lyric avoids the thorough, point-by-point narration characteristic of epic. Sappho engages in anti-narrative, exemplified by Aphrodite's questions in Sappho 1, which—unlike the questions gods ... More


Lies, Fiction and Slander in Early Greek Poetry

E.L. Bowie

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges the idea that the invocation of the Muses in early Greek Poetry means that poets saw themselves as reporting historical facts. Referring to Homeric epic, Hesiod, and archaic ... More


Poetry & Responsibility

Neil Corcoran

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380352
eISBN:
9781781387245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book considers the kinds of responsibility which some exemplary modern lyric poetry takes on, or to which it makes itself subject - social, cultural, political, aesthetic and personal. It ... More


‘Poetry, as I comprehend the word’: Charlotte Brontë’s lyric afterlife

Anna Barton

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the apparently limited afterlife of Charlotte Brontë’s poetry. Addressing the critical fortunes of the Aylott and Jones collection of 1846 and considering Brontë's discussion of ... More


The Heroism of Sexuality in Benjamin and Foucault

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the biopolitics of marriage and sexuality in civil society from Benjamin to Foucault. The category of bare life is at stake in marriage, sexuality, and natality. The chapter ... More


This ‘still exhaustless mine’: de Staël, Goethe and Byron’s Roman lyricism

Alan Rawes

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses Byron’s Italian lyric mode by focusing on Childe Harold IV’s description of the Palatine as an exemplary instance of sustained poetic attentiveness. It places this description ... More


Sufis in Mecca: Abdelwahab Meddeb, Ibn ʿArabī, & the New Lyric

Yasser Elhariry

in Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter directly picks up where Stétié ends, with a textual analysis of a poetic cycle of chapbooks by Meddeb. I argue that a renouveau in the Francophone lyric is made possible through his ... More


The Idea of Public Poetry in Lydgatean Religious Verse: Authority and the Common Voice in Devotional Literature

John T. Sebastian

in Medieval Poetics and Social Practice: Responding to the Work of Penn R. Szittya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243242
eISBN:
9780823243280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243242.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

John T. Sebastian conceives of social and religious communities through the articulation of “common voice.” Building on Anne Middleton's formulation that public poetry speaks in a common voice on ... More


Lyric, Aestheticism and the Later Nineteenth Century

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 1 offers important historical and conceptual contexts for the late nineteenth century. The chapter suggests that ‘aestheticist lyric poetry’ might be usefully conceptualised ‘through the twin ... More


John Burnside: Poetry as the Space of Withdrawal

Scott Brewster

in Poetry & Geography: Space & Place in Post-war Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318641
eISBN:
9781846318061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318641.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Ecological preoccupations are famously fundamental to the poetry of John Burnside; and this essay investigates the challenge faced by the poet who attempts to think the natural world ethically and ... More


‘We Do Language Like Spiders Do Webs’: Kathleen Jamie and Michael Longley in Conversation

Maria Johnston

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Michael Longley writes of Jamie: 'She has perfect pitch, a natural sense of cadence and verbal melody that helps to give her work the feel of organic inevitability'. Longley flies close to the heart ... More


Modernist Forms in a Jewish State

Hannah Kosstrin

in Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199396924
eISBN:
9780199396979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396924.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Focusing on Sokolow’s work in Israel, this chapter highlights tensions between American Jewishness and Israeliness through critical response to her dances Dreams (1961), Opus ’63 (1963), Forms ... More


Fidelity and Farewell: Pindar’s Ethics as Textual Events

Mark Payne

in Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the idea of the event in ‘textual events’. Reading lyric is an encounter with a set of singular ethical gestures. Neither formalism nor cultural poetics adequately describes the ... More


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