Poet Of Revolution

Author by : Nicholas McDowell
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Description : A groundbreaking biography of Milton’s formative years that provides a new account of the poet’s political radicalization John Milton (1608–1674) has a unique claim on literary and intellectual history as the author of both Paradise Lost, the greatest narrative poem in English, and prose defences of the execution of Charles I that influenced the French and American revolutions. Tracing Milton’s literary, intellectual, and political development with unprecedented depth and understanding, Poet of Revolution is an unmatched biographical account of the formation of the mind that would go on to create Paradise Lost—but would first justify the killing of a king. Biographers of Milton have always struggled to explain how the young poet became a notorious defender of regicide and other radical ideas such as freedom of the press, religious toleration, and republicanism. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography of Milton’s formative years, Nicholas McDowell draws on recent archival discoveries to reconcile at last the poet and polemicist. He charts Milton’s development from his earliest days as a London schoolboy, through his university life and travels in Italy, to his emergence as a public writer during the English Civil War. At the same time, McDowell presents fresh, richly contextual readings of Milton’s best-known works from this period, including the “Nativity Ode,” “L’Allegro” and “Il Penseroso,” Comus, and “Lycidas.” Challenging biographers who claim that Milton was always a secret radical, Poet of Revolution shows how the events that provoked civil war in England combined with Milton’s astonishing programme of self-education to instil the beliefs that would shape not only his political prose but also his later epic masterpiece.


Mao Zedong As Poet And Revolutionary Leader

Author by : Chunhou Zhang
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Description : Mao Zedong was not only a great strategist and politician, but also a poet, a philosopher, and calligrapher. As early as the 1940s Mao's poetry was earning critical and popular acclaim. This book makes all of Mao's extant poems available for the first time in English.


Poet Of The Revolution

Author by : Lāla Siṅgha Dila
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Description : Autobiography of a Panjabi author.


Yeghishe Charents

Author by : Marc Nichanian
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Description : "This book offers a collection of articles and studies on Yeghishe Charents (1897-1937), who has always been considered as the poet of Revolution in Armenia and is certainly one of the greatest poetical voices of the twentieth century in the Armenian language. The volume partly gathers the essays presented at the Charents conference organized at Columbia University in November 1997 by Marc Nichanian for the centennial of the poet's birth and the sixtieth anniversary of his untimely and tragic death. It was the first time an international conference on a modern Armenian writer was held at a Western University. Other important essays have been added in order to echo recent readings of Charents in the United States. A general introduction proposes a reflection on the poet's encounter with history, his infatuation with Mayakovsky and the work of mourning that he was obliged to carry out after his renunciation of Futurism in 1924. He was forced into this renunciation in order to save his life and his career as a national poet in a Communist setting. After 1926, Charents's poetical works are but a long meditation on the resources of poetry in the aftermath of the repudiation of Futurism."--BOOK JACKET.


Nightingale Fever

Author by : Ronald Hingley
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Description : In this book, Hingley, widely published critic and translator in the field of Russian literature, takes as his subject ''nightingale fever'' -- the poet's inability to stop singing regardless of consequences -- showing how this ''disease'' afflicted four of this century's greatest Russian poets: Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Boris Pasternak. Linked by their closeness in age, their similar cultural, educational, and social backgrounds, and their hostility toward a social system of which all became victims, the four poets, their lives, and their creative outputs are examined here against a backdrop of revolutionary and social upheaval during the years immediately preceding World War I to those just after the outbreak of World War II.


Embodying Revolution

Author by : Timothy Clark
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Description : As critics have recognised that the concerns of Shelley's poetic career were dominantly political, a large body of his work has become anomalous. In this study, Timothy Clark reconciles the peculiarly weak figure of the poet who first appears in 'Alastor' (1815) with Shelley's immersion in theissues of reform and revolution, and demonstrates that, far from being either a visionary or an ironically distanced 'persona', this figure represents an ambivalent 'idealism' - a fictional embodiment of the social forces which were tearing Europe apart in the Romantic age.


Milton And The English Revolution

Author by : Christopher Hill
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Description : Remarkable reinterpretation of Milton and his poetry by one of the most famous historians of the 17th Century In this remarkable book Christopher Hill used the learning gathered in a lifetime's study of seventeenth-century England to carry out a major reassessment of Milton as man, politician, poet, and religious thinker. The result is a Milton very different from most popular imagination: instead of a gloomy, sexless 'Puritan', we have a dashingly original thinker, branded with the contemporary reputation of a libertine. For Hill, Milton is an author who found his real stimulus less in the literature of classical and times and more in the political and religious radicalism of his own day. Hill demonstrates, with originality, learning and insight, how Milton's political and religious predicament is reflected in his classic poetry, particularly 'Paradise Lost' and 'Samson Agonistes'.


Unacknowledged Legislators

Author by : Roger Pearson
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Description : What is the public value of poetry? How do poets envisage their own role and function within society? How do we? Do poets seek to shape public opinion and behaviour? Should they? Or do they offer alternatives—perhaps sacred alternatives—to political and religious ideologies? Are they what Shelley in 1821 called 'the unacknowledged legislators of the World'? And what might that mean? During the decades immediately preceding the Revolution of 1789 the status of contemporary poetry in France was at its lowest ebb. At the same time the perceived power of the writer to influence public events reached a high-water mark with Voltaire's triumphant return to Paris in 1778. In the course of the next century French poetry enjoyed an extraordinary renaissance and flowering, perhaps its greatest. But what of the poet's public influence? In 1881 the people of Paris processed for six hours past the home of Victor Hugo on the occasion of his 79th birthday, and in 1885 an estimated two million people witnessed his state funeral. But who or what were they acknowledging? Poetry or republicanism? Or perhaps their own power? For with each Revolution that passed—1789, 1830, 1848—French poets themselves felt increasingly marginalised. This study addresses the first part of this story and focuses on the role and function of the poet during the so-called Romantic Period. Beginning with an account of the literary climate in pre-revolutionary France it then maps the changes in that climate wrought by the events of the 1789 Revolution. It describes the new politico-literary agendas set by Chateaubriand and others on the monarchist Right, and by Staël and others on the liberal Left. Against this background it then analyses in detail the poetic output and public exploits of the three major French poets of the period: Lamartine, Hugo, and Vigny. The Romantic figure of the poet as prophet and magus is habitually dismissed as a cliché. But by focusing on the role of the poet as lawgiver this book reveals the rich and complex terms in which the public function of poetry was debated in post-revolutionary France - and how amidst the centenary celebrations of 1889, as Romanticism gave way to Symbolism, the poet as lawgiver continued to play a central part in that debate.


Goethe

Author by : Nicholas Boyle
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The Poet And The Revolution

Author by : Sergei Hackel
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Poets Of Hope And Despair

Author by : Ben Hellman
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A Poet S Revolution

Author by : Donna Krolik Hollenberg
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "The first full-length biography of British-born poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to life a major voice in American poetry during the second half of the twentieth century. Drawing on exhaustive archival reserach of Levertov's entire opus and on interviews with dozens of the poet's friends, Donna Krolik Hollneberg's authoritative biography captures the full complexity of Levertov's entire opus and on interviews with dozens of the poet's friends, Donna Korlik Hollenberg's authoritative biography captures the full complexity of Levertov as both a woman and an artist, and the dynamic world she inhabited"--Front jacket flap.


A New Quickening Shall Succeed

Author by : Anna Jane Carroll
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Description : ABSTRACT: This project explores the ways in which William Wordsworth's "The Prelude" (1805) constructs a discourse in verse that challenges the conventional discourse of society. By countering this institutionalization of mankind, the poem creates a space for thought that resists the limitations of established configurations of the subject and the social body. My reading begins with an investigation of history as discourse that produces socio-political subjection by envisioning revolution through existing, tyrannical terms. This reading then focuses on "The Prelude's" verse and its theorization of the social body as multiplicity that resists systematic terms. I read the poem's treatments of London in Books VII and VIII as evidence of shift in the poet figure's relationship to the social body. The seminal point of this shift is the Arab Dream passage in Book V, which marks an apocalyptic overwhelming of the poet's consciousness and a critique of the poet's investment in social convention as the discourse through which he knows himself and his role within society. The poet figure of "The Prelude" only lays claim to a revolutionary discourse once he recognizes the creative potential of multiplicity and recognizes social convention as an impediment of thought and social relationships.


1917 Stories And Poems From The Russian Revolution

Author by : Anonim
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Description : 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution is a collection of literary responses to one of the most cataclysmic events in modern world history, which exposes the immense conflictedness and doubt, conviction and hope, pessimism and optimism which political events provoked among contemporary writers - sometimes at the same time, even in the same person. This dazzling panorama of thought, language and form includes work by authors who are already well known to the English-speaking world (Bulgakov, Pasternak, Akhmatova, Mayakovsky), as well as others, whose work we have the pleasure of encountering here for the very first time in English. Edited by Boris Dralyuk, the acclaimed translator of Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (also published by Pushkin Press), 1917 includes works by some of the best Russian writers - some already famous in the English-speaking world, some published here for the very first time. It is an anthology for everyone: those who are coming to Russian literature for the first time, those who are already experienced students of it, and those who simply want to know how it felt to live through this extreme period in history. POETRY: • Marina Tsvetaeva, 'You stepped from a stately cathedral ', 'Night. - Northeaster. - Roar of soldiers. - Roar of waves.' • Zinaida Gippius, 'Now', 'What have we done to it?', '14 December 1917' • Osip Mandelstam, 'In public and behind closed doors' • Osip Mandelstam, 'Let's praise, O brothers, liberty's dim light' • Anna Akhmatova, 'When the nation, suicidal' • Boris Pasternak, 'Spring Rain' • Mikhail Kuzmin, 'Russian Revolution' • Sergey Esenin, 'Wake me tomorrow at break of day' • Mikhail Gerasimov, 'I forged my iron flowers' • Vladimir Kirillov, 'We' • Aleksey Kraysky, 'Decrees' • Andrey Bely, 'Russia' • Alexander Blok, 'The Twelve' • Titsian Tabidze, 'Petersburg' • Pavlo Tychyna, 'Golden Humming' • Vladimir Mayakovsky, 'Revolution: A Poem-Chronicle', 'To Russia', 'Our March' PROSE: • Alexander Kuprin, 'Sashka and Yashka' • Valentin Kataev, 'The Drum' • Aleksandr Serafimovich, 'How He Died' • Dovid Bergelson, 'Pictures of the Revolution' • Teffi, 'A Few Words About Lenin', 'The Guillotine' • Vasily Rozanov, from 'Apocalypse of Our Time' • Aleksey Remizov, 'The Lay of the Ruin of Rus'' • Yefim Zozulya, 'The Dictator: A Story of Ak and Humanity' • Yevgeny Zamyatin, 'The Dragon' • Aleksandr Grin, 'Uprising' • Mikhail Prishvin, 'Blue Banner' • Mikhail Zoshchenko, 'A Wonderful Audacity' • Mikhail Bulgakov, 'Future Prospects'


Jonathan Odell Loyalist Poet Of The American Revolution

Author by : Cynthia Dubin Edelberg
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Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : Jonathan Odell's live and writings give us insight into the American Revolution by revealing Loyalist ideology—the ambitious few have led the gullible multitude to slaughter—and he rails against the British military for fighting a war of containment aimed at bringing the rebel leadership to negotiation. This policy effectually trapped the Loyalists between the British army, which ignored them, and the rebels, who despised them. One of the best-educated of the colonialists, Odell, a physician turned Anglican minister and then writer, lived the gamut of experience: powerful friends sustained him and the British commanders-in-chief Sir William Howe, Henry Clinton, and Sir Guy Carleton employed him; nevertheless, during the war he was a lonely exile ("Tory hunters" forced him from his home in 1775), and, at the end of the war, when his hope for reconciliation between the Loyalists and the Americans came to nothing, he reluctantly emigrated to Canada. Here is a voice, all but silenced for over two hundred years, that must now be heard if we are to better understand the American Revolution.


Philip Freneau The Poet Of The

Author by : Mary Stanislas Austin
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The Hungryalists

Author by : Maitreyee B. Chowdhury
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Goethe Revolution And Renunciation 1790 1803

Author by : Nicholas Boyle
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Description : In this, the second volume of Goethe: The Poet and the Age, Nicholas Boyle covers the most eventful and crowded years of Goethe's life: the period of the French Revolution, which turned his life upside down, and of the German philosophical revolution which ushered in the periods of Idealismand Romanticism. It was also a period dominated by two intense personal relationships: with Schiller, Weimar's other great poet, philosopher, and dramatist, and with Christiana Vulpius, the mother of his son. Goethe was a poet of supreme intelligence and sensitivity living through political andintellectual changes which have shaped the modern world. The transition into modernity is the theme of this volume: Goethe's harrowing experiences of the Revolutionary wars; the explosion of new ideas in philosophy and literature which he absorbed and adapted and which for ten years made Jena theintellectual capital of Europe; the political upheaval initiated by Napoleon which destroyed the Holy Roman Empire in which Goethe had grown up, and with it the cultural role he had envisaged for Jena and Weimar. Boyle vividly narrates both the large-scale events and the personal dramas of thisexciting time, to give lucid accounts of important thinkers whom English readers have hitherto found inaccessible, and to analyse in new ways Goethe's works of the period, notably Wilhelm Meister, The Natural Daughter, and Faust.


A Petrograd Apocalypse

Author by : John Bayley
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Poets Of The Chinese Revolution

Author by : Gregor Benton
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Description : How poetry and revolution meshed in Red China The Chinese Revolution, which fought its way to power seventy years ago, was a complex and protracted event in which groups and individuals with different hopes and expectations for the Revolution competed, although in the end Mao came to rule over the others. Its veterans included many poets, four of whom feature in this anthology. All wrote in the classical style, but their poetry was no less diverse than their politics. Chen Duxiu, led China’s early cultural awakening before founding the Communist Party in 1921. Mao led the Party to power in 1949. Zheng Chaolin, Chen Duxiu’s disciple and, like him, a convert to Trotskyism, spent thirty-four years in jail, first under the Nationalists and then under their Maoist nemeses. The guerrilla leader Chen Yi wrote flamboyant and descriptive poems in mountain bivouacs or the heat of battle. Poetry has played a different role in China, and in Chinese Revolution, from in the West—it is collective and collaborative. But in life, the four poets in this collection were entangled in opposition and even bitter hostility towards one another. Together, the four poets illustrate the complicated relationship between Communist revolution and Chinese cultural tradition.


An Unquiet Heart

Author by : Martin Sixsmith
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Description : 1917. Russia is dying amid war, revolution and terror. The birth pains of the new world are a foretaste of the cruellest century. At their heart is Sergei Yesenin, 22, a poet, lover, wounded veteran, beautiful and afraid. Damaged by childhood abandonment, Sergei fears the world, drinks, brawls and womanises. He battles life's hurt with the charm of poetry and the drug of fame. But love is the validation he seeks. His search for meaning in dark times will lead him to passionate affairs with women and with men, until he discovers the one person who might change his life. Zinaida Raikh, exquisitely lovely, sensitive and gifted, offers Sergei the redemption he craves. But love is the devil, and the devil is fickle. This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. In a country and an age when poets were stars, Yesenin was revered by millions. Schoolchildren learned his verses by heart. Adolescent girls copied them in their diaries. Red Army soldiers carried them in their uniforms as they went into battle. Yuri Gagarin took them into space. Yesenin's fame brought him meetings with the Tsar's wife and daughters and with Rasputin before the Revolution; with Trotsky and Kamenev, and a stormy marriage to the world's most famous dancer, Isadora Duncan, after it. Like the fictional Yuri Zhivago, he survived the turmoil of war and revolution and lived a personal life of comparable drama. Visit his grave in Moscow and you will find tramps waiting to recite his poetry. They expect a little vodka money, but they too love this tender, troubled man, dead now for nearly a hundred years. Bursting with the real-life drama of love in turbulent times, An Unquiet Heart is a magnificently wrought novel of passion and violence, triumph and tragedy.


The Poems Of Philip Freneau

Author by : Fred Lewis Pattee
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The Poetics Of Sensibility

Author by : Jerome J. McGann
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Description : The Poetics of Sensibility takes as its prime aim the neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of sensibility or poetry of sentiment.