Italian Women Writers from the Renaissance to the Present by Maria Marotti Summary
Contents: Introduction Revising the Canon: Italian Women Writers/Maria O. Marotti Part I: Canon Formation/Canon Revision Women Writers and the Canon in Contemporary Italy/JoAnn Cannon From One Closet to Another? Feminism, Literary Archaeology, and the Canon/Beverly Allen Italian "Difference Theory" A New Canon?/Renate Holub Part II: Renaissance Women: Rethinking the Canon Renaissance Women Defending Women: Arguments Against Patriarchy/Constance Jordan Selling the Self, or the Epistolary Production of Renaissance Courtesans/Fiora A. Bassanese Part III: At the Turn of the Century: Women Writers at the Margins of the Canon Double Marginality: Matilde Serao and the Politics of Ambiguity/Nancy Harrowitz The Diaries of Sibilla Aleramo: Constructing Female Subjectivity/Bernadette Luciano Narrative Voice and the Regional Experience: Redefining Female Images in the Works of Maria Messina/Elise Magistro Part IV: Contemporary Women Writers: Toward a New Canon Brushing Benjamin Against the Grain: Elsa Morante and the "Jetzeit" of Marginal History/Maurizia Boscagli From Genealogy to Gynealogy and Beyond: Fausta Cialente's Le Quattro Ragazze Wieselberger/Graziella Parati Ethnic Matriarchy: Fabrizia Ramondino's Neapolitan World/Maria Ornella Marotti Mythic Revisionism: Women Poets and Philosophers in Italy Today/Lucia Re Part V: Women as Filmmakers: Images of Women/Images by Women/Images for Women Monica Vitti: The Image and the Word/Marga Cottino-Jones Signifying the Holocaust: Liliana Cavani's Portiere di notte/Marguerite Waller Maria Ornella Marotti is a lecturer in Italian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of The Duplicating Imagination: Twain and the Twain Papers (Penn State, 1990).
Herbert Woodward Martin and the African American Tradition in Poetry by Ronald Primeau Summary
Herbert Woodward Martin is a prize-winning poet and performer, an actor and playwright, a singer and opera librettist, a professor, and a scholar. Born in Alabama in 1933 and educated in Toledo and New York, Martin has lived and worked most of his life in Ohio. His parents appreciated literature and music and saw to it that their young son was immersed in the arts. The family moved to Toledo, Ohio, when Herbert was twelve years old. He began to write poetry during his undergraduate years at the University of Toledo, from which he graduated in 1964. Herbert Woodward Martin and the African American Tradition in Poetry chronicles the writing and performing career of Herbert W. Martin, focusing on the way his life has informed his art and situating his creative work within the context of the African American tradition in poetry. Author Ronald Primeau examines Martin's place in American literature with particular emphasis on his multidisciplinary talents and his contributions to the arts through his highly regarded performances of poetry (especially that of Paul Laurence Dunbar) and his acting, playwriting, and composing. Even though Martin's work is highly regarded, has been anthologiz
The Antigone Complex by Cecilia Sjöholm Summary
What if psychoanalysis had chosen Antigone rather than Oedipus? This book traces the relation between ethics and desire in important philosophical texts that focus on femininity and use Antigone as their model. It shows that the notion of feminine desire is conditioned by a view of women as being prone to excesses and deficiencies in relation to ethical norms and rules. Sjöholm explains Mary Wollstonecraft's work, as well as readings of Antigone by G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, and Judith Butler. This book introduces the concept of the "Antigone complex" in order to illuminate the obscure and multifaceted question of feminine desire, which has given rise to the fascination of generations of philosophers and other theoreticians, as well as readers and spectators. At the same time the book argues for a notion of desire that is intrinsically related to ethics. The ethical question posed by Antigone, and explored in the book, is: what determines those actions that one must do, as opposed to those that one ought to do?
Interpreting Greek Tragedy by Charles Segal Summary
This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.
The Winding Stair and Other Poems by William Butler Yeats Summary
An exact facsimile of the 1933 first edition of W.B. Yeats’s The Winding Stair and Other Poems, a famously beautiful, elegant volume intended as a companion to The Tower—with an Introduction and notes by the eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein. Published in 1933 when W.B. Yeats was sixty-eight, The Winding Stair and Other Poems is his longest stand-alone volume of verse. Previously unavailable as a single volume, this beautiful edition will appeal to both general readers and textual scholars. Featuring sixty-four poems from the late 1920s and early 1930s, among them such masterpieces as “Blood and the Moon,” “Byzantium,” the Coole Park poems, “Vacillation,” and two separately titled long sequences including the Crazy Jane poems and ending with the exquisite lyric “From the ‘Antigone,’” this edition also includes an Introduction and notes by celebrated Yeats scholar George Bornstein. These poems amply justify T. S. Eliot’s contention that Yeats was one of the few poets “whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.”
The Burial at Thebes by Sophocles Summary
Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. While Creon eventually agrees to Antigone's release, it is too late: She takes her own life, initiating a tragic repetition of events in her family's history. In this outstanding new translation, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch.
The Search After Proserpine and Other Poems, Classical and Meditative by Aubrey De Vere Summary
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Sophokleous Antigonē. The Antigone of Sophocles, with notes by J. Milner by Sophocles Summary
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Owen Glendower: a dramatic biography, and other poems by Rowland Williams Summary
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COLLECTED POEMS OF W.B. YEATS by William Butler Yeats Summary
The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, ocasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes over the course of his body of work, we can trace the quest of this century's greatest poet to unite intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision. Revised and corrected, this edition includes Yeats's own notes on his poetry, complemented by explanatory notes from esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J. Finneran. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats is the most comprehensive edition of one of the world's most beloved poets available.
The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry by John E. Tranter,Philip Mead Summary
This broad selection of Australian poets begins with Kenneth Slessor, and offers a challenging view of 'early modern' poetry up until the 1960s. It also presents the decade of turmoil from 1965 to 1975 in a new light, identifying currents of energy among the young writers and balancing new reputations with old. The years from 1965 to the 1990s are revealed as a time of growing vigour and diversity.
Selected Poems by Sophocles Summary
Sophocles' tragedies--from Antigone to Oedipus Tyrannus--are filled with highly wrought, vivid, and emotionally powerful poetry. Yet most translations sacrifice the poetry to convey only the sense of the lines as dramatic speech. This is the first book in English to present Sophocles exclusively as a poet, and the only volume to reveal the full force and beauty of his verse. With a fresh and consistent attention to structure, language, and rhythm across Sophocles' writings, Reginald Gibbons has translated a selection of odes from Sophocles' surviving plays as well as fragments from his lost works. What emerges is a genuinely new sense of a Sophocles who was as much poet as dramatist. Bringing the Greek poet and his world surprisingly close to us, these translations also restore a sense of the long continuity of poetry. Complete with an introduction, this edition reveals Sophocles' poetic brilliance as never before.
Collected Plays: The Antigone of Sophocles. The days of the commune. Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress by Bertolt Brecht Summary
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Fragments by Antigone Kefala Summary
AntigoneKefala is one of the elders of Australian poetry, highly regarded for theintensity of her vision, yet not widely known, on account of the small numberof poems she has published, each carefully worked, each magical or menacing inits effects. Fragments is her firstcollection of new poems in almost twenty years, since the publication of New and Selected Poems in 1998, andpossibly her last. It follows her prose work Sydney Journals (Giramondo, 2008) of which one critic wrote, 'Kefala can render the music of the moment so perfectly, she leavesone almost singing with the pleasure of it'. This skill in capturing the momentis just as evident in Fragments,though the territory is often darker now, as the poet patrols the liminalspaces between life and death, alert to the energies which lie in wait there.And such energies! "Up, in the blue depth / a bird cut with its wings / thelight / such silk, that fell / and rose, heavily, / singing through the air.' AntigoneKefala has written four works of fiction, including The First Journey,The Island and Summer Visit, and four poetrycollections, The Alien, Thirsty Weather, European Notebookand Absence: New and Selected Poems as well as the non-fiction work Sydney Journals. Born in Romania ofGreek parents, she lived in Greece and New Zealand before coming to Sydney.
Recalculating by Charles Bernstein Summary
Long anticipated, Recalculating is Charles Bernstein’s first full-length collection of new poems in seven years. As a result of this lengthy time under construction, the scope, scale, and stylistic variation of the poems far surpasses Bernstein’s previous work. Together, the poems of Recalculating take readers on a journey through the history and poetics of the decades since the end of the Cold War as seen through the lens of social and personal turbulence and tragedy. The collection’s title, the now–familiar GPS expression, suggests a change in direction due to a mistaken or unexpected turn. For Bernstein, formal invention is a necessary swerve in the midst of difficulty. As in all his work since the 1970s, he makes palpable the idea that radically new structures, appropriated forms, an aversion to received ideas and conventions, political engagement, and syntactic novelty will open the doors of perception to exuberance and resonance, from giddiness to pleasure to grief. But at the same time he cautions, with typical deflationary ardor, “The pen is tinier than the sword.” In these poems, Bernstein makes good on his claim that “the poetry is not in speaking to the dead but listening to the dead.” In doing so, Recalculating incorporates translations and adaptations of Baudelaire, Cole Porter, Mandelstam, and Paul Celan, as well as several tributes to writers crucial to Bernstein’s work and a set of epigrammatic verse essays that combine poetics with wry observation, caustic satire, and aesthetic slapstick. Formally stunning and emotionally charged, Recalculating makes the familiar strange—and in a startling way, makes the strange familiar. Into these poems, brimming with sonic and rhythmic intensity, philosophical wit, and multiple personae, life events intrude, breaking down any easy distinction between artifice and the real. With works that range from elegy to comedy, conceptual to metrical, expressionist to ambient, uproarious to procedural, aphoristic to lyric, Bernstein has created a journey through the dark striated by bolts of imaginative invention and pure delight.
Next Line, Please by David Lehman,Angela Ball Summary
In this book, David Lehman, the longtime series editor of the Best American Poetry, offers a masterclass in writing in form and collaborative composition. An inspired compilation of his weekly column on the American Scholar website, Next Line, Please makes the case for poetry open to all. Next Line, Please gathers in one place the popular column’s plethora of exercises and prompts that Lehman designed to unlock the imaginations of poets and creative writers. He offers his generous and playful mentorship on forms such as the sonnet, haiku, tanka, sestina, limerick, and the cento and shares strategies for how to build one line from the last. This groundbreaking book shows how pop-up crowds of poets can inspire one another, making art, with what poet and guest editor Angela Ball refers to as "spontaneous feats of language." How can poetry thrive in the digital age? Next Line, Please shows the way. Lehman writes, "There is something magical about poetry, and though we think of the poet as working alone, working in the dark, it is all the better when a community of like-minded individuals emerges, sharing their joy in the written word."
Abeunt Studia in Mores by Sarah A. Merrill Summary
A fun-to-read interdisciplinary Festschrift for a remarkable woman, this book belongs in the personal and institutional libraries of teachers, philosophers of education, socio-linguists, philosophers of love and sexuality and philosophers of language, Germanistik and Classics scholars, and those looking for practical wisdom and entertainment in uses of themes and personalities from antiquity ranging over numerous centuries. Of particular interest to scholars in moral development theory and feminist theory and practice, this unusual collection develops themes from numerous contemporary debates about the nature and methods of education: how gender, class, and community orientation influence moral discourse and development, from Socrates to Kohlberg and Habermas.
The Faber Book of Beasts by Paul Muldoon Summary
The Faber Book of Beasts is a collection of many of the best poems in English about the creatures who share our planet. The animal kingdom has prompted some of the liveliest and most enjoyable writing by poets, from Homer to our contemporaries. Among the creatures gathered here, tame or wild; common or exotic, are mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, and others perhaps more fanciful than real. A zoologist's delight.There is, too, a moral or philosophical purpose. As Paul Muldoon says in his introduction: 'We are most human in the presence of animals.' And it is just this sense of how our humanity is illuminated by the contemplation of bestial life that he has set out to celebrate. The results are wonderfully rich and thought-provoking.
Inscribing My Name by Herbert Woodward Martin Summary
Selected poems from a respected African American poet Visit our Events page for details about the Kent screening of the new film Jump Back, Honey: The Poetry and Performance of Herbert Woodward Martin. Herbert Woodward Martin's body of poetry from the past five decades is, in many ways, matched by no one else. His many poetic voices range from quiet lyrics to angry protest poems, from groundbreaking counterpoint structures to prize-winning historical narratives. His wide-ranging poetry acts as a barometer of various times and tempers in American literature. His poetry is innovative and balanced and has a special way of working within traditions even as it creates its own unique space. Martin's poetry captures life in the Midwest through the authenticity of his voice, his dramatic sense, and the wonderful innovation of his multidisciplinary talents (poet, scholar, teacher, librettist, and performer). From his first volume of poetry in 1969 to Inscribing My Name, Martin's work brings alive important issues and struggles in our understanding of what it means to be human. This accomplished body of work is a unique combination of traditional poetic forms, the African American musical tradition, and Martin's extensive experience creating and performing theater and opera.
Greek Lyrics by Richmond Lattimore Summary
"Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names—Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho—acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand."—Louise Bogan, The New Yorker "The significant quality of Mr. Lattimore's versions is that they are pure. The lenses he provides are as clear as our language is capable of making them."—Moses Hadas, N.Y. Herald Tribune
The Morea [poems. Wanting the title-leaf]. by Alexander Dundas R. Cochrane-Wishart- Baillie (1st baron Lamington.) Summary
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Poems. Dramas. Criticism relating to poetry and the belles-lettres by Oliver Goldsmith Summary
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Controlling the Silver by Lorna Goodison Summary
Renowned poet Lorna Goodison has written a new collection of elegies and praise songs which explore the close link between history and genealogy in the Caribbean experience. Her subjects range from the economic genius of market women to the complex beauty of the natural world.
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: Poems. Dramas. Criticism relating to poetry and the belles-letters by Oliver Goldsmith,Sir James Prior Summary
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The Antigone by Sophocles Summary
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Music for the Dead and Resurrected by Valzhyna Mort Summary
In her book of letters to the dead, the prize-winning poet Valzhyna Mort relearns how to mourn those erased by violent history. With shocking, unforgettable lyric force, Valzhyna Mort’s Music for the Dead and Resurrected confronts the legacy of violent death in one family in Belarus. In these letters to the dead, the poet asks: How do we mourn after a century of propaganda? Can private stories challenge the collective power of Soviet and American historical mythology? Mort traces a route of devastation from the Chernobyl fallout and a school system controlled by ideology to the Soviet labor camps and the massacres of World War II. While musical form serves as a safe house for the poet’s voice, old trees speak to her as the only remaining witnesses, hosts to both radiation and memory. Valzhyna Mort, born in Belarus and now living in the United States, conjures a searing, hallucinogenic ritual of rhythmic remembrance in a world where appeals to virtue and justice have irrevocably failed.
Finden's Byron beauties: or, The principal female characters in lord Byron's poems, engr. under the superintendence of W. and E. Finden by William Finden Summary
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Hölderlin's Sophocles by Sophocles,Friedrich Hölderlin,David Constantine Summary
Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) was one of Europe's greatest poets. David Constantine's Selected Poems of Holderlin won him the 1997 European Poetry Translation Prize. Now he has turned to Holderin's versions of Sophocles, seeking to create an equivalent English for these extraordinary German recreations of the classic Greek verse plays. Constantine has translated Holderlin's translations, carrying as much of their strangeness as possible into his English. The plays themselves need no introduction or apology. These double translations, links in literature from land to land and from age to age, demonstrate the vitality of ancient and modern poetic tradition.
Poems. Viz.:-The Ekatompathia, Melibœus, An eglogue upon the death of sir Francis Walsingham, The teares of fancy. Ed. by E. Arber by Thomas Watson Summary
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