The Glass House

Author: Allan Seager
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472064540
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The Glass House from the Author: Allan Seager. The first detailed biography of this renowned American poet

Theodore Roethke S Far Fields

Author: Peter Balakian
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807124543
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Theodore Roethke S Far Fields from the Author: Peter Balakian. In this critical study of Theodore Roethke's poetry, Peter Balakian treats the evolution of the poet's work from his first book, Open House (1941), to his last, The Far Field (1964). Balakian argues that Roethke was among the most innovative poets of his time and that The Lost Son and Other Poems (1948) brought America to a new frontier in the contemporary era. Balakian maintains that Roethke combined and furthered major traditions in English and American poetry -- the formal poetics and meditative sensibility of British metaphysical and Romantic poetry, the American visionary tradition, and the innovations of modernism. The early chapters of the book explore Roethke's intellectual, religious, nd psychological development and his development as a poet. Balakian discusses the influence of William Carlos Williams on Roethke's work and claims that the relationship between the two poets provided Roethke with a sense of the American grain. Later chapters treat the shift from self-absorption to union with otherness that marks Roethke's love poems, exploring the poet's development of mysticism and a poetic persona and examining the influences of Eliot and Whitman on his work. Balakian also discusses the metaphysical language necessary for Roethke's late poems and follows Roethke's spiritual progress as he prophetically faces his final work. In presenting the evolution of Roethke's career, Balakian offers fresh and original readings of the poetry. He avoids any monolithic approach to the body of Roethke's work, employing instead various approaches to Roethke's stages of poetic evolution. Balakian makes use of the psychology of C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann, the writings of the mystics, the aesthetics of William Carlos Williams, and the myth of the American frontier. With a literary historian's concern for Roethke's place in history and a critic's eye for the sources and structures of poetry, Balakian studies the resonances of language and the inner life of this poet's craft. Theodore Roethke's Far Fields places Roethke firmly in literary and intellectual history and asserts his place as a major poet.

Theodore Roethke S Dynamic Vision

Author: Richard Allen Blessing
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
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Theodore Roethke S Dynamic Vision from the Author: Richard Allen Blessing.

Touched With Fire

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106630
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Touched With Fire from the Author: Kay Redfield Jamison. The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Theodore Roethke

Author: Randall Stiffler
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
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Theodore Roethke from the Author: Randall Stiffler.

Beyond The Pleasure Dome

Author: Sue Vice
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Pr
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Beyond The Pleasure Dome from the Author: Sue Vice. This volume of essays addresses a fascinating topic in literary and cultural studies - the relation of literature and addiction. Thirty-one contributors, from Europe, Israel and North America, treat the nature of addiction and its connections with fictionalizing and writing. The excessive appetities inspected here range from alcohol, drugs and food to love, sex and gambling. The concept of addiction is also analysed from the perspectives of law, cinema, gender, medicine and religion. Among the authors whose life and works are discussed here include those whose addictions are legendary (Malcolm Lowry, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas De Quincey, Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac) and those who may not immediately be recognized as addicts (Marguerite Duras, Oliver Goldsmith, James Joyce, William Golding, Steven Spielberg).

Charles Cantrell Greatest Hits

Author: Charles Cantrell
Publisher: Pudding House Publications
ISBN: 9781589982666
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Charles Cantrell Greatest Hits from the Author: Charles Cantrell.