Resisting Elegy

Author: Joel Peckham
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 089733647X
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In this thoughtful collection of narratives, author Joel Peckham explores the transformative power of emotional and physical pain from the vantage point of a husband and parent who lost his wife and a child in an accident that left him in chronic distress. Along the way, he fills a need for a brutally honest literary examination of not only grief and suffering, but also of recovery.

Figuring Grief

Author: Karen E. Smythe
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773509399
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Karen Smythe's theoretical study is concerned largely with the works of two of the best short story writers in the English language Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro. Although Gallant and Munro have received increasing attention in recent years, most critics have taken a general approach to their works, usually discussing the themes of memory and loss. In contrast, Smythe focuses specifically on the importance of elegy in these fictions and on the role the reader plays in reading them.

Pastoral Elegy in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Author: Iain Twiddy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441174893
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Defying critical suggestions that the pastoral elegy is obsolete, Iain Twiddy reveals the popularity of the form in the work of major contemporary poets Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Douglas Dunn and Peter Reading. As Twiddy outlines the development of the form, he identifies its characteristics and functions. But more importantly his study accounts for the enduring appeal of the pastoral elegy, why poets look to its conventions during times of personal distress and social disharmony, and how it allows them to recover from grief, loss and destruction. Informed by current debates and contemporary theories of mourning, Twiddy discusses themes of war and peace, social pastoral and environmental change, draws on the enduring influence of both Classical and Romantic poetics and explores poets' changing relationships with pastoral elegy throughout their careers. The result is a study that demonstrates why the pastoral elegy is still a flourishing and dynamic form in contemporary British and Irish poetry.

Duineser Elegien Das Marien Leben Requiem Sieben Gedichte Die Sonette an Orpheus

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843033013
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Rainer Maria Rilke: Duineser Elegien / Das Marien-Leben / Requiem / Sieben Gedichte / Die Sonette an Orpheus Requiem: Entstanden 1908, Erstdruck: Leipzig (Insel) 1909. Das Marien-Leben: Entstanden 1912, Erstdruck: Leipzig (Insel) 1913. Duineser Elegien: Erstdruck: Leipzig (Insel) 1923. Die Sonette an Orpheus: Entstanden 1922, Erstdruck: Leipzig (Insel) 1923. Sieben Gedichte: Posthum erschienen. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Rainer Maria Rilke: Sämtliche Werke. Herausgegeben vom Rilke-Archiv in Verbindung mit Ruth Sieber-Rilke, besorgt von Ernst Zinn, Band 1–6, Wiesbaden und Frankfurt a.M.: Insel, 1955–1966. Rainer Maria Rilke: [Sieben Gedichte], aus: R. M. Rilke: Werke. Kommentierte Ausgabe in vier Bänden. Hrsg. von Manfred Engel u.a., Bd. 2., Frankfurt/Main; Leipzig, 1996. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Rudolf Jettmar, Ruine des Kastells Duino, 1908. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Christina Rossetti

Author: Constance W. Hassett
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813923390
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Although the cultural and literary influence of Christina Rossetti has recently been widely acknowledged, the belatedness of this critical attention has left wide gaps in our understanding of her poetic contribution. Often focusing solely on her early work and neglecting her later volumes, many critics minimized her relevance by measuring her stature through either her early poems or her relationships with well-known Victorian literary figures. In Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style, Constance W. Hassett argues against this diminishment by reopening Rossetti’s canon, challenging both critics and readers to trade their silent appreciation of her most familiar verse for a patient and active scrutiny of her body of work, which contains some of the finest lyric poetry of the nineteenth century. Keeping her primary focus on the poems themselves, Hassett traces Rossetti’s career through her five poetry collections, Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862), The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems (1866), Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book (1872), A Pageant and Other Poems (1881), and Verses (1893). In a comprehensive account of Rossetti’s evolving style and genre, Hassett analyzes the strengths and failures of the poetry, its attention to the resources of rhythm and the shifts of diction, its momentum and reserve, and the rationale for its revision. The book also explores Rossetti's innovative poetry for children, her daring reconfiguration of religion and poetry in a late-life commentary on the Apocalypse, and the influences both of female precursors she admired and outgrew and of the male circle of Pre-Raphaelite poets. For art historians of the Pre-Raphaelites, scholars of women’s writing and gender studies, students of children’s literature, and researchers in religious studies, not to mention readers in Victorian poetry, Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style will serve as an indispensable and eye-opening guide.

Alles hat seine Zeit

Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641239214
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Über die Natur der Engel – und das Wesen der Menschen ... Wie sieht es aus, das Göttliche? Hat es die Engel wirklich gegeben? In seinem hymnisch gefeierten Roman stellt Knausgård die großen universalen Fragen und geleitet uns durch die gewaltigen alttestamentarischen Erzählungen: über Kain und Abel, Noah und die Sintflut, über Sodom und Gomorrha, gelangen wir nach einem Zwischenstopp im spätbarocken und schließlich aufgeklärten Europa auf eine Insel vor der norwegischen Küste – bei einem modernen, schuldbeladenen Menschen, der die Einsamkeit sucht und die überwältigende Schönheit des Lebens findet ...