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Auden Unparadized: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

SEAMUS PERRY

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet W.H. Auden delivered by the author at the 2008 Chatterton Lecture on Poetry held at the British Academy. It discusses criticism on ... More


The Poetic Universe: Mapping Interrelations between Modern American Poetry and the Sciences

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Postwar New American poets and their successors, the Language Writers, insisted that their poetry was capable of intellectual inquiry. After giving examples of their claims for poetry, the chapter ... More


Lebanon and Late Modernism

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter emphasizes the importance of Beirut in conditioning the historical and intellectual emergence of the modernist poetry movement, not only because of the city's suddenly central and yet ... More


Mr. Eliot's Wartime Services

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter tracks Eliot's poetic development from his arrival in London in August 1914 until the publication of The Waste Land in 1922. The initial difficulties he experienced in composing poems ... More


Pound's Savage Ratios

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter follows the development of Ezra Pound's modernist poetry as it responds to the culture of Great War Britain. As an American in London, Pound is alert to the postures of the partisan ... More


Wallace Stevens’s Commonplace

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Wallace Stevens’ theory of the “commonplace,” a word he starts using in the mid-1930s. The “commonplace” initially refers to contemporary events, but it also takes on a sense of ... More


?Concrete Poetry and After: Conclusion

Greg Thomas

in Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Having considered concrete poetry in England and Scotland largely in relation to global trends, in the final chapter this text turns its attention to the binding characteristics of concrete poetry in ... More


Introduction

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces Siegfried Sassoon and his selective approach to the past, looking at his literary responses to each world war by studying his poetry and prose from the 1920s to the 1940s. It ... More


Terms of Engagement:: Experimental Poetry and its Others

David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy

in Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319778
eISBN:
9781781381106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the concept of experimental poetry and its related terms, namely, non-mainstream, innovative, late modernist, difficult, and avant-garde. It considers Carrie Etter’s Infinite ... More


The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered

Marc C. Conner (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039763
eISBN:
9780813043159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039763.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This collection of nine original essays examines the relatively unexplored poetry of James Joyce. The contributors focus on how Joyce's poetry relates to the author's life and his other works, as ... More


Introduction

John Holmes

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter describes how this book aims to explain how twentieth and twenty-first century poets incorporated ideas from physics, chemistry, medicine and other scientific disciplines ... More


The Lyrical Epic and the Singularity of Literature

Cairns Craig

in Associationism and the Literary Imagination: From the Phantasmal Chaos

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748609123
eISBN:
9780748652044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609123.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the lyrical epic, which is a non-narrative long poem. The first section looks at the associationist foundations of several lyrical epics, and then tries to understand the ... More


Leaving It Out: Rhythm and Short Form in the Modernist Poetic Tradition

Will Montgomery

in The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199347773
eISBN:
9780199347896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 23 shows how in the modernist era rhythm was no longer a stable background pattern, but became part of the overall acoustic texture of the poem—with short-form poetry the most powerful ... More


Composing an Image: A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Inner’ Poetics

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter delves into the self-reflexive domain of Ramanujan’s poetics and shifts the analysis to the centre of the concentric circle by offering an overview of the author’s interpretation of the ... More


‘Strange Synthetic Perfumes’: Investigating Scientific Diction in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Michael H. Whitworth

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at the function of scientific language in modern poetry and considers the question of what counts as scientific language in the first place by examining the reception evidence of ... More


Verse after Verlaine, Rime after Rimbaud: Joyce and the “poisondart” of Chamber Music

Marc C. Conner (ed.)

in The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039763
eISBN:
9780813043159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039763.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay pursues a detailed examination of Joyce's poetic language along with the relation of Chamber Music to his later prose writings. Focusing on Joyce's response to the contrary examples of ... More


The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000

Jonathan Mayhew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311833
eISBN:
9781846315947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315947
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book addresses the central problem of contemporary Spanish poetry: the attempt to preserve the scope and ambitiousness of modernist poetry at the end of the twentieth century. The book first ... More


Marianne Moore and the Hidden Persuaders

Fiona Green

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses the ‘Ford Motor Correspondence’ along with the characterization of the poet Marianne Moore. It asks whether the poet is as remote from the modern world as the letters indicate, ... More


‘I like the Spanish title’: William Carlos Williams’s Al Que Quiere!

Peter Robinson

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter ponders the decision of William Carlos Williams to give his volume Al Que Quiere! a Spanish title. It examines the social inequities implied—in a North American context—between this ... More


‘Subrisio Saltat.’: Translating the Acrobat in Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies

Caitríona Ní Dhúill

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses in detail a charged moment in Rilke’s Duino Elegies, the appearance of the figure of the acrobat and the Latin phrase that signals his smile. The untranslated Latin is read as ... More


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