Poetry Of Place

Author: Jeremy Hooker
Editor: Manchester : Carcanet Press
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Fine Incisions

Author: Eric Ormsby
Editor: The Porcupine's Quill
ISBN: 0889843341
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`A poem, I thought, is a physical object, as tactile as a statue. I began to consider poems in textual terms; there were shaggy surfaces, knobbly ones, mere veneers as sleek as glassine, but my favourites were those in which a complex and tensile music prevailed...' Eric Ormsby, that gracious, intelligent and occasionally fractious poet, has produced another vigorous collection of essays to shake North American literary criticism from its lethargy. Opinionated and hilarious, Ormsby indulges his wide-ranging interests and discusses writers from Bob Dylan to S. D. Goitein, La Fontaine to Leo Tolstoy. Fine Incisions also draws connections between Ormsby's literary criticism and his travel writing; as his essay `Shadow Language' notes, the music of another language can seep pleasurably into a writer's work (and, as Ormsby also notes, the lack of such linguistic overlap cheapens much of contemporary poetry!). Although the topics vary widely, Ormsby's viewpoint remains sharp and uncompromising, and his familiarity with North American, British and Arabic literary cultures informs each essay and leads to new and provocative reflection. Most of all, each essay is an expression of Ormsby's own romance with language, and his devotion is clear in his adamant insistence on all writers' very best.

The Poetry Of Place

Author: Louisa Mackenzie
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442642394
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The sixteenth century in France was marked by religious warfare and shifting political and physical landscapes. Between 1549 and 1584, however, the Pléiade poets, including Pierre de Ronsard, Joachim Du Bellay, Rémy Belleau, and Antoine de Baïf, produced some of the most abiding and irenic depictions of rural French landscapes ever written. In The Poetry of Place, Louisa Mackenzie reveals and analyzes the cultural history of French paysage through her study of lyric poetry and its connections with landscape painting, cartography, and land use history. In the face of destructive environmental change, lyric poets in Renaissance France often wrote about idealized physical spaces, reclaiming the altered landscape to counteract the violence and loss of the period and creating in the process what Mackenzie, following David Harvey, terms 'spaces of hope.' This unique alliance of French Renaissance studies with cultural geography and eco-criticism demonstrates that sixteenth-century poetry created a powerful sense of place which continues to inform national and regional sentiment today.

The Poetry Of Place

Author: Donna Gustafson
Editor: Amer Federation of Arts
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Istanbul

Author: Ateş Orga
Editor: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN:
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Istanbul, capital of two great empires, confluence of Asia and Europe, has called forth poetry throughout her long history, from paupers and sultans, natives and visitors alike. The silhouette of thousand-year-old domes and tapering minarets, the sunsets reflected nightly in a thousand palace windows and the bustle of her markets have inspired Sultan Suleyman, W. B. Yeats and Nfzim Hikmet, amongst others, to salute one of the world's most remarkable cities.

Landscapes Of The Song Of Songs

Author: Elaine T. James
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190619015
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In this masterful new study of the ancient poetry of the Song of Songs, Elaine T. James explores the Song's underlying interest in the natural world. Engaging with the fields of geography, landscape architecture, and literature, James critiques the tendency of scholars to reify a perceived dichotomy between "nature" and "culture" and instead argues that the poetic attention to landscape indicates an awareness of a viewer. Nature is here a poetic device that informs James's close-readings of agrarianism, gardens, cities, social control, and feminism and the gaze in the Song. With this two-fold emphasis on landscape and lyric, Landscape of the Song of Songs shows how the Song persistently envisions a world in which human lovers are embedded in the natural world, complexly enfolded in relationships of fragility and care.

Venice

Author: Hetty Meyric Hughes
Editor: Eland & Sickle Moon Books
ISBN: 9780907871682
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An anthology of poems celebrating Venice from well-known poets such as Byron, Shelley, Wilde, and Pound.

From There

Author: Stephen Burt
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ISBN: 9781553804628
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Rome

Author: Glyn Pursglove
Editor: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011222
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This delicately woven tapestry of ancient, medieval, and modern poetry, from Virgil to Pasolini is inspired by Rome and magically echoes the city and its lessons to us.

Poetry Of Place

Author: Bobby McAlpine
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847860345
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An appealing approach to creating dwellings blending vernacular styles, fine craftsmanship, and indigenous materials. This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country's most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past.