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“All the World’s Plenty, All the Brazen Particulars” (1989): On Ben Belitt

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/9780195368130.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the new poetry collection of Ben Belitt. It explains that throughout his career, Belitt has never neglected to confront the world's body, appropriating its elements to his own ... More


Writing on A.K. Ramanujan: The ‘Critical Scene’

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/9780199463602.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The opening chapter presents an overview of the writings on Ramanujan. It comprises both a typological and a chronological classification of critical texts, and provides an outline of critical ... 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


Rita Dove, Dancing (2005)

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/9780195368130.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at American poet Rita Dove's new volume of dance poems American Smooth. It explains that it was a specific hardship that led Dove to her current dancing obsession and to the ... More


Repetition and Singularity (2003): On Louise Glück, The Seven Ages, and Jorie Graham, Never

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/9780195368130.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses American poets' new collection, Louise Glück's The Seven Ages and Jorie Graham's Never. Glück has remained faithful simultaneously to individuality and ordinary experience and ... More


Poetry in Review: On A. R. Ammons and John Ashbery (2006)

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/9780195368130.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Americans poets A. R. Ammons' Bosh and Flapdoodle and John Ashbery's Where Shall I Wander. It suggests that both works are filled with black humor, nostalgia, regret, ... More


Wordsworth’s Aeneid (1974)

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/9780195368130.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at English Romantic poet William Wordsworth's translation of Virgil's Aeneid. It mentions the temperamental affinities of Wordsworth with Virgil, his similar appreciation of a ... More


Keats’s “Coming Muskrose” AND SHAKESPEARE’S “PROFOUND VERDURE” (1983)

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/9780195368130.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes English Romantic poet John Keats' Ode to a Nightingale and the relevant works of English poet William Shakespeare. It aims to explain the meaning of the phrase “coming ... More


The Comedian as the Letter I, or the Perils of Vaudeville in a Post-Modern age: On Irving Feldman (2001)

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/9780195368130.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes the works of American poet Irving Feldman. It suggests that Feldman can be considered a poet comedian and a multifaceted performer extraordinaire and explains that the ... More


Jorie Graham Talking (2006)

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/9780195368130.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes Jorie Graham's poetry collection Overlord. This volume contains twenty-five poems that take on the problem of public themes, including economics, history, and ecology, in ... More


Unforced Marches: A Virgilian Memoir (2007)

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/9780195368130.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virgil's epic poem Aeneid. It focuses on the chapters concerning the last night of Troy, Dido, and Aeneas and the Underworld. It analyzes various translations of the Aeneid and ... More


The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

Harris Feinsod

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190682002
eISBN:
9780190682033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682002.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Poetry of the Americas offers an expansive, detailed history of relations among poets in the United States and Latin America, spanning three decades from the Good Neighbor diplomacy of World War ... More


Introduction

Harris Feinsod

in The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190682002
eISBN:
9780190682033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682002.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction offers a critical history of writings about the “poetry of the Americas,” with emphases on the poetics of Octavio Paz, and on poetry by José Martí, Salomón de la Selva, Charles ... More


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