Download E-books Cold Pastoral: Poems PDF

A searing, pressing number of poems that brings the lyric and documentary jointly in unprecedented ways—unmasking and interpreting the threat of artifical disaster.

On September 20, 2010, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 males and started what might turn into the most important oil spill ever in US waters. On August 29, 2005, typhoon Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, resulting in a dying toll that remains unconfirmed. And in April 2014, the Flint water problem all started, exposing millions of individuals to lead-contaminated ingesting water. this can be the litany of our time—and those are the occasions that Rebecca Dunham strains, passionately and brilliantly, in Cold Pastoral.

In poems that contain interviews and excerpts from govt files and different sources—poems that undertake the pastoral and elegiac traditions in a panorama the place “I can’t see the insects; I don’t pay attention the birds”—Dunham invokes the poet as ethical witness. “I owe him,” she writes of 1 guy tormented by the oil spill, “must study, finally, tips to look.” this is often the realm she exhibits us, with out sentiment and with well-merited good looks: Oysters decimated by means of freshwater unlock. Tarballs floating within the Gulf of Mexico. A hungry mom and her young children in a supermarket. Clouds of insecticides. 11 males useless. A silent spring.

Experimental and incisive, Cold Pastoral is a set that finds what poetry can—and, might be, should—be, reflecting ourselves and our global again with stunning clarity.

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Download E-books The Recalcitrant Art: Diotima's Letters to Holderlin and Related Missives (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) PDF

By Susette Borkenstein Gontard

During this solely special approach to the lifetime of Friedrich Holderlin, The Recalcitrant artwork combines the strategies of fiction and nonfiction because it examines the affection among the poet and Susette Gontard ( Diotima ).
On the left-hand or verso pages of the booklet look Susette Gontard s letters, awarded right here in English translation for the 1st time, with an creation and afterword through Douglas F. Kenney. at the right-hand or recto pages seem Sabine Menner-Bettscheid s scholarly responses to Kenney and fictional responses to Susette. Menner-Bettscheid offers existence to a whole sequence of voices: Holderlin s pious mom, Susette s calculating husband, Jacob, the Gontard s oldest baby, Henry, the preferred novelist Sophie LaRoche, and the Greek gardener and rabbit-keeper on the Gontard s summer season domestic in Frankfurt all end up heard. Douglas F. Kenney, in contrast, sticks to old documentation and literary analysis."

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Download E-books Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando: Two Renderings for the Stage PDF

By Sarah Ruhl, Virginia Woolf

"[Ruhl's Orlando] captures either the highbrow spirit and the literary brilliance of Woolf's paintings. . . . Ruhl writes with the inventive sweep that enables Woolf's poetry to soar."—Variety

"Sarah Ruhl's shrewdpermanent new translation [of Three Sisters] feels most appropriate to modern American ears—lean, colloquial, and conversational for us and precise to Chekhov's unique work."—The Cincinnati Enquirer

In her degree version of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl "is her ordinary unfailingly stylish, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her personal brand-name wit with Woolf's" (New York )magazine. retaining Woolf's important rules and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the degree the lifetime of an Elizabethan nobleman who is magically reworked into an immortal girl. In her clean translation of Three Sisters, the Anton Chekhov vintage of ennui and frustration, Ruhl employs her signature lyricism and chic realizing of intimacy to bare the discontent felt by means of fretful Olga, unsatisfied Masha, and idealistic Irina as they lengthy to depart rural Russia for the ever-alluring Moscow.

Sarah Ruhl's different performs comprise the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the following Room (or the vibrator play) and The fresh House, in addition to Passion Play, Dean Man's phone Phone, Demeter within the City, Eurydice, Melancholy Play, and Late: a cowboy song. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her performs have premiered on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in lots of theaters round the world.

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Download E-books Contemporary Women's Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental Cities PDF

This booklet makes a speciality of the function of the town, and its approaches of mutual transformation, in poetry through experimental ladies writers. Readings in their paintings are put within the context of theories of city house, whereas new visions of the modern urban and its worldwide relationships are drawn from their ideas in language and shape.

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Download E-books Female Stories, Female Bodies: Narrative, Identity, and Representation PDF

By Lidia Curti

Exploring women's narratives from an cutting edge feminist point of view, Female tales, lady Bodies combines thought and textual observation in a wide-ranging interrogation of illustration and id, gender and style. Cultural critic Lidia Curti takes us via a various diversity of texts in a vast spectrum of media and genres, drawing on feminist, psychoanalytic, postmodern, and postcolonial idea in a hard and rigorous dialogue of such topics as hybridity and monstrosity, the female and male gaze, melancholia, wish, and paranoia.

From Angela Carter and Toni Morrison to Jeanette Winterson and Jane Bowles, from daylight hours t.v. to Shakespearean drama, Curti examines variegated "textualities" looking for the "spaces and occasions" that narrative occupies in women's lives. Following de Certeau's dictum that "our tales order our global, supplying the mimetic and legendary constructions for experience," she argues that girls needs to retrace their approach within the interminable plurality of woman narrative texts as a method for resisting the "official" closure of girl identification. Female tales, lady Bodies takes us on this type of trip, bringing the physique of woman narrative to undergo at the lived reports of girls everywhere.

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Download E-books Cultures of Modernism: Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Else Lasker-Schuler PDF

By Cristanne Miller

Cultures of Modernism explores how the constitution and placement of literary groups considerably impression who writes, what they write approximately, and their openness to formal experimentation. those impacts really have an effect on girls writers. writer Cristanne Miller notes impressive styles of similarity within the matters and lives of girls residing in geographically far away facilities of modernist creation. She seems to be at 3 major poets---the American Marianne Moore, the British expatriate Mina Loy, and the German Else Lasker-Schüler---in the context of cultural, nationwide, and native parts to argue that situation considerably affected their performances of subjectivity, gender, race, and faith. the 1st ebook of its type, Cultures of Modernism breaks new floor whereas it contributes to the continuing reconception of the modernist period.

"A attention-grabbing, provocative, and certainly unique examine of a 'different' modernism in poetry---namely, the Modernism of girls poets."
---Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University

"An vital and impressive paintings that makes significant contributions to the fields of gender reviews and modernist reviews, and to the research of modernist poetry."
---Robin Schulze, Pennsylvania kingdom University

"Offers a welcome corrective to the unreflective serious tendency . . . to make vast claims concerning the old studies and cultural conundrums of 'women,' and especially 'women writers.' Miller bargains tour-de-force comparative readings . . . threading jointly the world-historical with the non-public, poetics with the political, and wielding the tools of scansion as deftly as a surgeon."
---Modernism/modernity, The respectable magazine of the Modernist reports Association

Cristanne Miller is Edward H. Butler Professor of English and Chair of the English division on the college of Buffalo, nation college of latest York.

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Download E-books Reading Laurell K. Hamilton (The Pop Lit Book Club) PDF

By Candace R. Benefiel

This exploration of writer Laurell okay. Hamilton's paintings examines the various novels of her sequence and indicates how her writing has been a tremendous effect on modern visions of the vampire―an excellent reference textual content for e-book membership leaders.

• offers a chronology of significant milestones in vampire literature and film

• comprises pictures of Hamilton's booklet covers

• presents a bibliography of Hamilton's works, secondary assets, and internet sites, in addition to an in depth "What Do I learn subsequent" directory of alternative writers who should be of curiosity to Hamilton's fans

• features a thesaurus of phrases and significant characters for every of Hamilton's significant series

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Download E-books Love Sonnets and Elegies PDF

Louise Labé, probably the most unique poets of the French Renaissance, released her entire Works round the age of thirty after which disappeared from heritage. Rediscovered within the 19th century, her incandescent love sonnets have been later translated into German by means of Rilke and seem right here in a revelatory new English model through the award-winning translator Richard Sieburth.

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