Download E-books Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry PDF

By Brian P. Cleary

Come romp with me among the words/Come play among the phrases/Swing and climb from pun to rhyme/And hop via versey mazes. Swim via rivers thick with thought/Rejoice from head to toe-etry. Beat your drums and shake your bums/And dance the dance of poetry. From the writer of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical(tm) sequence, this playful poetry assortment contains limericks, puns, palindromes, and extra. brief annotations clarify some of the types and phrases of poetry used.

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Download E-books Tricks of the Light: New and Selected Poems PDF

By Vicki Hearne

From The Horse That, Trotting


The horse that, trotting with open heart

Against the wind, achieves bend and flow

Will reside endlessly. up to now, so good,


But they by no means do, till too late,

Bend competently and time spreads from

The non permanent hesitations


Of their spines, circles their tossing necks,

Falls from their the teeth like rejected oats,

Litters the floor like penitence.


This is the place we are available, the place the drop

Of time congeals the air and someone

Speaks to the discouraged grass . . .


Tricks of the Light explores the customarily fraught relationships among family animals and people via mythological figurations, vivid idea, and late-modern lyrics that appear to check their very own limitations. Vicki Hearne (1946–2001), top recognized and celebrated this present day as a author of strikingly unique poetry and prose, was once a able puppy and horse coach, and infrequently debatable animal advocate.

This definitive choice of Hearne’s poetry spans the whole lot of her illustrious occupation, from her first publication, Nervous Horses (1980), to never-before-published poems composed on her deathbed. yet irrespective of the resource, every one of her meditative, metaphysical lyrics possesses that infrequent blend of philosophical hypothesis, useful wisdom of animals, and an strangely stylish variety not like that of the other poet writing at the present time. sooner than her premature loss of life, Hearne entrusted the manuscript to unique poet, student, and long-time good friend John Hollander, whose advent offers either severe and private perception into the poet’s magnum opus. Tricks of the Light—acute, brilliant, and deeply informed—is a sensuous reckoning of the relationship among people and the ordinary world.


Praise for The elements of Light


Hearne . . . strives to catch precisely what she is aware she can't—the extreme immediacy of animal attention, a realization freed from the ethical vagaries and highbrow preoccupations that pockmark human event. Her sort, gentle in a few locations, uneven in others, displays either the wholeness of animal presence and the jarring, fragmentary nature of human cause and mirrored image. Hearne's poems call for participation, refuse passive amusement; she dares the reader to stick within the saddle.”—Publishers Weekly

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Download E-books Selected Poems of Byron (Wordsworth Poetry Library) PDF

By George Gordon Byron

'I suggest to teach issues rather as they're, now not as they should be', wrote Byron (1788-1824) in his comedian masterpiece Don Juan, which follows the adventures of the hero around the Europe and close to East which Byron knew so good, concerning the key political, cultural and social matters of the day.
this feature contains all of that poem, and decisions from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and the satirical poems English Bards and Scotch Reviewers and A imaginative and prescient of Judgement. Paul Wright's designated introductions position Byron's vibrant existence and paintings inside of their broader social and political contexts, and show that Byron either fostered and critiqued the infamous 'Byronic fantasy' of heroic event, political motion and sexual scandal.

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Download E-books Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) PDF

By Charles LaPorte

Victorian Poets and the altering Bible charts the
effect of post-Enlightenment biblical feedback on English literary tradition. The eighteenth and
19th centuries observed a frequent reevaluation of biblical suggestion, within which the
Bible’s poetic nature got here to be noticeable as an essential component of its non secular significance.
Understandably, then, many poets who this interpretative revolution—including Alfred,
Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning—came to reconceive their highest
vocational targets: if the Bible is basically poetry, then smooth poetry may possibly practice a
cultural function similar to that of scripture. This context both illuminates the goals and
achievements of well-known Victorian unbelievers reminiscent of Arthur Hugh Clough and George Eliot, who
additionally spoke back enthusiastically to the poetic excellent of an inspired

Building upon a contemporary and ongoing reevaluation of faith as a vital
element of Victorian tradition, Charles LaPorte indicates the iconic relevance of faith in a
interval often linked to its decline. In doing so, he is helping to delineate the midcentury
form of a literary dynamic that's often larger understood in Romantic poetry of the
previous a part of the century. The poets he examines all wrestled with glossy findings approximately the
Bible's fortuitous ancient composition, but they owed a lot in their outstanding literary
luck to their skill to capitalize upon the growth of avant-garde biblical

This book's revisionary and provocative thesis speaks no longer only
to the process English poetics but additionally to the good judgment of nineteenth-century literary
hierarchies and to the continued evolution of faith within the modern

Victorian Literature and Culture

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Download E-books Victorian Poetry Now: Poets, Poems and Poetics (Wiley Blackwell Guides to Literature) PDF

By Valentine Cunningham

This ebook is the definitive advisor to Victorian poetry, which its writer techniques within the gentle of contemporary severe matters and modern contexts.

  • Valentine Cunningham indicates encyclopedic wisdom of the poetry produced during this interval and provides astounding shut readings of a couple of famous poems
  • Draws at the paintings of significant Victorian poets and their  works in addition to some of the much less famous poets and poems
  • Reads poems and poets within the mild of either Victorian and sleek severe concerns
  • Places poetry in its own, aesthetic, historic, and ideological context
  • Organized when it comes to the Victorian anxieties of self, physique, and melancholy
  • Argues that rhyming/repetition is the main formal function of Victorian poetry
  • Highlights the Victorian obsession with small topics in small poems
  • Shows how Victorian poetry makes an attempt to have interaction with the trendy topic and the way its modernity segues into modernism and postmodernism

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Download E-books I Am an Impure Thinker PDF

By Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

I'm an Impure philosopher, a set of essays, is a publication you will learn as an creation to Rosenstock-Huessy's suggestion. he's an "impure philosopher" simply because he refuses to stick inside any of the limits set by way of educational culture. he's additionally impure simply because he believes that suggestion needs to be observed by means of passionate convictions and engagement, that sterile mind is a disorder. The editors have chosen the essays to mirror the author's range. the choice is from Rosenstock-Huessy's unpublished writings, except for Chapters 1 and eleven. whereas it seems that unrelated, the essays however have an underlying cohesion, which runs via his dialogue of the innovations of William James, the Gospels, the Egyptian image of Ka, and different unusual resources. jointly the essays give a contribution to the invention of a post-theological language. This e-book is a solution to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's query: How do we communicate of God to trendy guy who "has come of age?" Eberhardt Bethge, Bonhoeffer's shut buddy, editor, and biographer writes: "Rosenstock-Huessy refuses to do whatever within the traditional approach. yet you could good flip your self over to him. at the back of every thing stands the dedicated accountability of a very good instructor who opens our eyes."

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Download E-books Hollywood & God (Phoenix Poets) PDF

By Robert Polito

Hollywood & God is a virtuosic functionality, full of crossings from side to side from cinematic chiaroscuro to a type of unsettling desperation and disturbing—even lurid—hallucination. From the Baltimore Catechism to the nice noir movies of the final century to today’s Elvis impersonators and Paris Hilton (an impersonator of a diverse sort), Robert Polito tracks the snares, abrasions, and hijinks of own identities in our society of the spectacle, a spot the place who we are saying we're, and who (we imagine) we expect we're fade out and in of awareness, like sparkles of sunshine dancing tantalizingly at the silver monitor. blending lyric and essay, college and narrative, memoir and invention, Hollywood & God is an audacious booklet, as modern because it is old, as sly and witty because it is devastatingly serious.

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Download E-books Alcools (French Poets) (French Edition) PDF

By Guillaume Apollinaire

Guiilaume Apollinaire, a number one determine among the younger writers and artists in France until eventually his dying in 1918, released 'Alcools', his first booklet of poems, in 1913. With its wide selection of verse varieties and contrasting registers of fashion, 'Alcools' had a substantial effect on Surrealist poetry. The poems supply a most suitable instance of the lyrical artwork during which the paradoxes of Apollinaire are held in excessive poetic stress. The editor's creation and notes occur within the twentieth Century and clarify allusion and problems within the textual content.

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