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Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Lawrence Danson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What were Oscar Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on ... More


Absolute Misotheism I: Paganism, Radicalism, and Algernon Swinburne’s War Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Algernon Swinburne is possibly the first unapologetic misotheist who did not choose self-censorship and concealment but rather boldly announced his hatred of God. This earned him much hostility in ... More


Epitaphs

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The last important poem to be written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was printed under the simple tide of ‘Epitaph’ as the final poem in the Poetical Works of 1834. It is the culmination of a lifelong ... More


‘Oral Tradition’: The Evolution of an Eighteenth-Century Concept

Nicholas Hudson

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

‘Oral tradition’, in a recognizably modern form, is a coinage of the 18th century. Yet even in the 18th century this concept was controversial and its acceptance slow and uncertain. Two major ... More


Administering Poetic Breath for the People: Charles Olson and Amiri Baraka

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Charles Olson’s and Amiri Baraka’s various ways of letting the body into their writing. Olson’s Maximus (1960-1970), for example, equates fidelity to a viewer’s particular ... More


Thomas Hardy and ‘the reach of perished Rome’

Ralph Pite

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In October 1870, Rome and Latium were annexed by the kingdom of Italy and in July 1871 Rome was made capital. In the years that followed the city was radically transformed. This process exacerbated ... 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


John Keats and Charles Cowden Clarke

Nicholas Roe

in John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186298
eISBN:
9780191674495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186298.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at Keats's friendship with Cowden Clarke, which reveals the continuity between his years at Enfield School and his gravitation to the focus of radical activity in London ... More


Poetry in Review: On the Collected Poems of Donald Justice (2004)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes American poet Donald Justice book Collected Poems. It explains that Justice spoke more fluently on behalf of nostalgia as a primary human emotion than any other poet of his ... More


France, Italy and North Africa 1905–1911

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The most important works written during Rilke's stay in Paris and Rome are New Poems and his prose work Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke continued to travel to Prague, Vienna, and Egypt, ... More


‘Of Making Many Books’

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the assertion that Wilde's celebrity came about because he acknowledged what Boucicault had observed, that he ‘wanted management’. One of the most dramatic illustrations of the ... More


What to Make of an Augmented Thing: Amy Clampit's Syntactic Dramas

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/9780195332926.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Amy Clampitt's stylistic choices in her poetic constructions and looks at the interplay between the two seemingly antithetical aspects of her poems: their Keatsian lusciousness ... More


“My Force Is in Mobility”: Selfhood and Friendship in Frank O’Hara’s Poetry

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that Frank O'Hara's oft-noted obsession with constant movement and his antipathy to stasis have profound implications not only for the formal and stylistic qualities of his ... More


Milton's Poems 1645: the problem with soaring

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After a brief reconsideration of Milton's well-documented impatience with, or even fear of, ineffable mystery in more general terms, and his place in the intellectual apophatic tradition traced so ... More


Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Heather Maring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Signs That Sing argues that Anglo-Saxon poets wrote by drawing from a broad range of verbal resources: oral tradition, ecclesiastical literature, and Christian liturgy. Hybrid oral, written, and ... More


Donne, By Hand: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Tom Lockwood

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on John Donne's poetry given at the British Academy's 2009 Chatterton Lecture on History. This text analyses the claims made in H.J.C. Grierson's The Poems ... More


Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Hutchinson: Authorship and Ownership

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing Margaret Cavendish's representation of Authorship. It examines her work entitled Poems and Fancies, and describes her of having a possessive and protective attitude ... More


Uncollected Verses: (Printings identified by the following abbreviations)

Wayne K. Chapman (ed.)

in Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082686
eISBN:
9781781382318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082686.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This section features Edward Dowden's poems from Uncollected Verses, including Poems Written in Discipleship (Songs, In the Lecture Room, and A Reverie). Songs I, II, and III were published together ... More


‘Persian’ Jones, London Welshman, Surveys his Roots

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter moves back eight years to August 1775 with the 28-year-old barrister Jones looking out to ‘Anglesey, the ancient Mona, where my ancestors presided over a free but uncivilized people’. It ... More


Knowing India: Asiatic Researches/Recreations

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

Jones's founding of the Asiatick Society in January 1784 markes the beginnings of Indology. Asiatick Researches transformed Western preconceptions, placing India at the centre of European ... More


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