A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems

The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

Author: A.E. Housman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141919159

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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A. E. Housman was one of the best-loved poets of his day, whose poems conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss. They are expressed in simple rhythms, yet show a fine ear for the subtleties of metre and alliteration. His scope is wide - ranging from religious doubt to intense nostalgia for the countryside. This volume brings together 'A Shropshire Lad' (1896) and 'Last Poems' (1922), along with the posthumous selections 'More Poems' and 'Additional Poems', and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that display his mastery of Classical literature.

A.E. Housman: Collected Poems

Collected Poems

Author: A.E. Housman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141910887

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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A. E. Housman, being one of the most famous and widely read poets of the early twentieth century, is certainly worthy of praise. His 'Collected Poems' are therefore a valuable read because they allow readers to gain an impression of the author's mind, opinions and lifestyle. Furthermore, they simultaneously depict a man who was deeply pessimistic and obsessed with death, and, on the other hand, illustrate a man who was also very much concerned with love, youth, life and the fleetingness of the these concepts.It is easy to understand why Housman's sensitive and sympathetic depictions of heroic English soldiers influenced and affected his readers, as his poetry is often written in an uncomplicated, yet sensitive style, which allows readers to feel as if they are witnessing events almost as the poet writes them down. These poems are also intriguing to read if you are a Shakespeare fan, as it is possible to spot many Shakespeare references in Housman's writing. A glossary or footnotes at the back of this book would be appreciated in any further editions, in order to allow readers to gain more understanding of the other poets and authors that Housman was influenced by. In brief, this collection presents the literary highlights of Housman's career, and this will be most appreciated by readers new to Housman's poetry.

A Shropshire Lad

Author: A. E. Housman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111628

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Authoritative edition of one of the enduring classics of English poetry. Housman probes, with poignant beauty, the nature of friendship, the passing of youth, the vanity of dreams, other themes.

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 7828

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

The Greeks Had a Word For It

Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without

Author: Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352637X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 3091

Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? Perhaps you want to articulate the vague desire to be far away. Or you can’t quite convey that odd urge to go outside and check to see if anyone is coming. Maybe you’re struggling to express there being just the right amount of something – not too much, but not too little. While the English may not have a word for it, the good news is that the Greeks, the Norwegians, the Dutch or possibly the Inuits probably do. Whether it’s the Norwegian forelsket (that feeling of euphoria at the start of a love affair) or the Indonesian jayus (a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that you can’t help but laugh), this delightful smörgåsbord of wonderful words from around the world will come to the rescue when the English language fails. Part glossary, part amusing musings, but wholly enlightening and entertaining, The Greeks Had a Word For It means you’ll never again be lost for just the right word.

Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible

Volume 1: Genesis to Malachi

Author: Robert Atwan,Laurance Wieder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728039

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

View: 1235

For generations, poets have turned to the Bible for insight and inspiration. What did so many creative minds find in scripture? Is the Bible still a vital source of poetic inspirations? Chapters Into Verse is the first comprehensive collection ever made of poems written in English inspired by the Bible. A groundbreaking anthology, it introduces readers to a distinct heritage of English poetry: the scriptural tradition. Though frequently ignored and sometimes suppressed, this tradition rivals the classical and is every bit as venerable. Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, the two volumes of Chapters Into Verse survey and define the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the fourteenth century to the present. Each volume is arranged in scriptural order, and each poem is preceded by the biblical passage that inspired it. Thus readers can conveniently witness the various ways sacred text has sparked the imagination of poets throughout the ages. In Volume I, which covers Genesis to Malachi, almost every book of the Old Testament is represented. The collection features verses both famous and unfamiliar, from Milton's Paradise Lost and Lord Byron's Hebrew Melodies to Christopher Smart's hymns and Mary Herbert's psalms. The editors have included poems by virtually all the prominent religious poets--among them, John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Included, too, are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets--Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning. Proving that the Bible is just as powerful a source of inspiration today as it was in the past, the collection assembles a mixed congregation of modern and contemporary poets, such as Marianne Moore, Delmore Schwartz, Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Countee Cullen, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, Robert Lowell, Hugh McDiarmid, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Charles Reznikoff, A.D. Hope, Geoffrey Hill, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, John Ashbery, and Derek Walcott. Of enduring interest to readers of both scripture and literature, this anthology illuminates key passages of the Old Testament. The measured speech and inspired leaps of poetry offer a spirited alternative to the textual exegesis usually supplied by prose commentary. As such, Chapters Into Verse is truly a poets' Bible. In selection after selection, readers will encounter an astonishing variety of religious experiences, as a host of poets from many eras and many backgrounds respond to Holy Scripture spiritually, profoundly, and imaginatively.

Grashalme

(Auswahl)

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843015430

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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Walt Whitman: Grashalme. (Auswahl) Erstdruck der ersten Version (anonym im Selbstverlag): Brooklyn, New York 1855. Die Ausgabe wurde in den folgenden 8 Auflagen immer wieder erweitert. Die endgültige Version der Sammlung erschien als Ausgabe letzter Hand: Philadelphia (David McKay) 1891/92. Der Text der hier vorliegenden Auswahl folgt der Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Whitman, Walt: Grashalme. Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann, Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1904 Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Thomas Eakins, Porträt von Walt Whitman, 1887-88. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The search for personal freedom

a text for a unified course in the humanities

Author: Neal Miller Cross,Robert Carson Lamm,Rudy H. Turk

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780697031150

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 9639

War and the creative arts

an anthology

Author: John Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 6858

Living Dogs and Dead Lions

Author: R. Lanny Hunter,Victor L. Hunter

Publisher: Select Penguin

ISBN: 9780140102635

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1636

Haunted by memories of the war in Vietnam and the death of his best friend Tom Bishop, Joshua Scott visits Tom's widow, Claudia, who runs the family farm in Kansas, and together they confront the past

The search for personal freedom

Author: Robert Carson Lamm,Neal Miller Cross,Rudy H. Turk

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780697031266

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Die besondere Traurigkeit von Zitronenkuchen

Author: Aimee Bender

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074258

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8005

Als Rose an einem strahlenden Frühlingstag kurz vor ihrem neunten Geburtstag in ein Stück Zitronenkuchen beißt, den ihre Mutter für sie gebacken hat, muss sie feststellen, dass zwischen den frischen Zitronen, dem Zucker und der Butter eindeutig ein Hauch Traurigkeit liegt. Und plötzlich schmeckt der Marmeladentoast ihres Bruders Joseph seltsam abwesend, das Roastbeef ihres Vaters nach Schuldgefühlen, ein Sandwich nach großer Verliebtheit: Jeder Bissen offenbart mehr, als Rose lieb ist - und erst im Laufe der Jahre lernt sie, mit ihrer Gabe umzugehen.Ein herzzerreißender, komischer Familienroman, der uns die Frage stellt, wie viel wir wirklich von unseren Liebsten wissen.

The Serif

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Run with the Horsemen

Author: Ferrol Sams

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140072747

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 5969

A boy's account of growing up in the South during the depression era. Both a rare first novel and a new American classic, Sams novel has been compared to Tom Sawyer and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Elements of literature

essay, fiction, poetry, drama, film

Author: Robert E. Scholes,Carl H. Klaus,Michael Silverman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1356

View: 928

Providing the most thorough coverage available in one volume, this comprehensive, broadly based collection offers a wide variety of selections in four major genres, and also includes a section on film. Each of the five sections contains a detailed critical introduction to each form, brief biographies of the authors, and a clear, concise editorial apparatus. Updated and revised throughout, the new Fourth Edition adds essays by Margaret Mead, Russell Baker, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, and Alice Walker; fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ursula K. LeGuin, Anton Chekov, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Donald Barthelme, and James McPherson; poems by John Donne, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Edwin Arlington Robinson, e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes, W.H. Auden, Philip Levine, and Louise Gluck; and plays by August Wilson, Marsha Norman, Wendy Wasserstein, and Vaclav Havel. The chapter devoted to film examines the relation of film to literature and gives the complete screenplay for Citizen Kane plus close analysis of a scene from the film. With its innovative structure, comprehensive coverage, and insightful and stimulating presentation of all kinds of literature, this is an anthology readers will turn to again and again.

Metamorphosen

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849613836

Category:

Page: 496

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Metamorphosen (lateinischer Originaltitel Metamorphoseon libri: „Bücher der Verwandlungen“) des römischen Dichters Ovid, geschrieben vermutlich ab dem Jahr 1 oder 3 n. Chr. bis um 8 n. Chr., sind ein in Hexametern verfasstes mythologisches Werk über Metamorphosen („Verwandlungen“). Die Metamorphosen bestehen aus 15 Büchern von je etwa 700 - 900 Versen und beschreiben die Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt in den Begriffen der römischen und griechischen Mythologie. Dabei wurden etwa 250 Sagen verarbeitet. Seit seinem Erscheinen war es stets eines der populärsten mythologischen Werke überhaupt und sicherlich das den mittelalterlichen Schriftstellern und Poeten am besten bekannte. Somit hatte dieses Werk einen enormen Einfluss auf die Literatur des Mittelalters sowie auf die bildende Kunst vom Mittelalter bis zum Barock. (aus wikipedia.de)