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Arts Of The Possible Essays And Conversations

Author : Adrienne Rich
ISBN : 9780393345735
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Adrienne Rich's new prose collection could have been titled The Essential Rich."—Women's Review of Books These essays trace a distinguished writer's engagement with her time, her arguments with herself and others. "I am a poet who knows the social power of poetry, a United States citizen who knows herself irrevocably tangled in her society's hopes, arrogance, and despair," Adrienne Rich writes. The essays in Arts of the Possible search for possibilities beyond a compromised, degraded system, seeking to imagine something else. They call on the fluidity of the imagination, from poetic vision to social justice, from the badlands of political demoralization to an art that might wound, that may open scars when engaged in its work, but will finally suture and not tear apart. This volume collects Rich's essays from the last decade of the twentieth century, including four earlier essays, as well as several conversations that go further than the usual interview. Also included is her essay explaining her reasons for declining the National Medal for the Arts. "The work is inspired and inspiring."—Alicia Ostriker "[S]o clear and clean and thorough. I learn from her again and again."—Grace Paley
Category: Literary Collections

The Diamond Cutters

Author : Adrienne Rich
ISBN : UOM:39015002716721
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

Adrienne Rich

Author : Adrienne Rich
ISBN : 0393265439
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Norton Critical Edition includes:* Generous selections of poetry and prose from the entire oeuvre of one of America's most influential poets.* An introduction and explanatory annotations by Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Albert Gelpi, and Brett Millier.* Fifteen reviews and critical commentaries, nine of them new to the Second Edition, carefully chosen as a guide to Adrienne Rich's poetics--and to her poetics as related to politics--ranging from W. H. Auden's 1951 response to her first book to critics' reviews of the magisterial Collected Poems in 2016.* A Chronology, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index.About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Intrigue Of The Possible

Author : Robert A. Mayer
ISBN : 9781434308290
Genre : Philosophy
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What is really in the air around you and are you being watched when you think you are alone? An entire world of phenomenal creatures and unexplained mysterious phenomena exists in the space in front of you whether you are in your own backyard or in the comfort zone of your own home. With the discovery of the new 21st century science of Bioluminology, a new world of previously invisible biolumens, or living light creatures of the air, is being unveiled. What people once thought of as ghost orbs, spirits, angels, fairies, UFOs, aliens, miraculous apparitions, mysterious and unexplained lights, beings from other dimensions and possibly even the Holy Spirit of God turning up in their photos, are really these amazing and newly discovered beings. Over a million ghost photographers all over the world are getting these "ghosts" in their photos and a million ghost photographers can't all be wrong. Are biolumens intelligent? Absolutely. More than humans? It appears so. Can they tell the future and answer all questions? Yes. Could they lead us to the discovery of God? Most likely. If God can be seen or found anywhere, it will be with the new technology of Bioluminolgy more so than with any other science known to mankind. Bioluminology is the scientific gateway to a future of communing directly with non-human higher intelligence. It is the science of discovering and studying the unique world of brand new creatures that can only be classified in their own individual Kingdom, the Seventh Kingdom of living light beings who sail through the air as if the atmosphere were their ocean. It is the science of working with intelligent biolumens to gather valuable knowledge, wisdom and clues about our world and the universe that have never before been available until now. Join Bioluminology founder Christina Cave, the world's leading Bioluminologist and Queen of the Seventh Kingdom (due to an out of the ordinary encounter involving some of the births of the Seventh Kingdom creatures) - for the story behind the amazing discovery. Find out why, with Bioluminology - the world lottery drawings will no longer be safe from practicers of Bioluminology, why no criminal will ever be able to hide again and why no secret will ever be able to be kept secure in the new and exciting future of working with biolumens. Bioluminology is the 21st century science of the future with the potential to uncover the most mysterious truths and universal secrets that mankind has always been searching for.
Category: Philosophy

The Orchestration Of The Arts A Creative Symbiosis Of Existential Powers

Author : M. Kronegger
ISBN : 9789401734110
Genre : Philosophy
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Regardless of the subject matter, our studies are always searching for a sense of the universal in the specific. Drawing, etchings and paintings are a way of communicating ideas and emotions. The key word here is to communicate. Whether the audience sees the work as laborious or poetic depends on the creative genius of the artist. Some painters use the play of light passing through a landscape or washing over a figure to create an evocative moment that will be both timeless and transitory. The essential role of art remains what is has always been, a way of human expression. This is the role that our participants concentrate on as they discuss art as the expression of the spirit, a creative act through which the artist makes manifest what is within him. Spirit suggests the unity of feeling and thought. Avoiding broad generalities, our participants address specific areas in orchestration with music, architecture, literature and phenomenology. Profs. Souiller, Scholz, Etlin, Sweetser, Josephs show us at what point art is an intimate, profound expression and the magic of a civilization as a whole, springing from its evolving thoughts and embodying ideals, such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, Modernism and at what point it reflects the trans formation of a particular society and its mode of life.
Category: Philosophy

Arts Of Subjectivity A New Animism For The Post Media Era

Author : Jacob W. Glazier
ISBN : 9781350085831
Genre : Philosophy
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Bringing thinking from the arts and digital humanities into dialogue with one another, this book investigates what it means to be alive in a world that is structured by technology, the media, and an ever expanding sense of a global community. In this unique time in our history, when we are bombarded by signs and symbols and constantly connected into gadgets, apps, and networks, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate what has been dubbed a 'post-truth' world. Critiques taken from post-colonial studies and neoanimism help challenge the paranoia that has become endemic and, indeed, symptomatic to global realities we are now witnessing. This pertains not only to the ecological degradation of the planet but also to the lingering remnants of eurocentrism and racism that have taken the forms of nationalism and fascism. As a guide, an updated version of what Michel Foucault called an arts of existence may help us sail in these treacherous and confusing waters. Diving into post-structuralist French theory, through American feminism, and emerging out of media studies, this book argues for an ethical and aesthetic form of self-fashioning that runs counter to processes subjection and mediatization. This craft of life, as Plato called it, is a space of disjunction and liberation, between subjectivity and other, where something new and different has the potential to emerge and mould to our likeness.
Category: Philosophy

A Critical Rationalist Aesthetics

Author : Joseph Agassi
ISBN : 9789042023673
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an aesthetic aspect to anything whatsoever. They pay close attention to the social situatedness of the arts. Their aesthetics treats art as emerging from craft in the form of luxurious and playful challenge to the audience. In developing it they place emphasis on the number of questions and claims that can be settled by appeal to empirical facts; on the historical character of aesthetic judgements; and on the connection of aesthetic truth to true love and true friendship, i.e. fidelity and integrity, not to informative truth.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Theory Of The Arts

Author : Francis Edward Sparshott
ISBN : 9781400857012
Genre : Art
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In a systematic overview of classical and modern contributions to aesthetics, Professor Sparshott argues that all four lines of theory, and no others, are necessary to coherent thinking about art. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Art

The Arts At A New Frontier

Author : Fannie Taylor
ISBN : 9781461327318
Genre : Political Science
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Profound changes were taking place in American society during the period of the 1960s and 1970s when legislation for the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities was enacted and the agencies went into operation. It was a period of soul-searching by the American public when the cherished prejudices and civil inequities of the past decades were wiped out and old wounds began to heal; at the same time, however, the Vietnam War was creating new fissures and antagonisms. Into this newly healing, newly questioning society, congressional action thrust the National Council on the Arts in 1964, and the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965. Their mission was to encourage and support the arts, and the men and women charged with this responsibility went about their work with the zeal and enthusiasm of religious converts. The idea of even a minute amount of federal financial assistance to the country's chronically beleaguered and often impoverished artists and arts organi zations seemed strange to a segment of the population that had existed in forgot ten independence from government intervention. Many of the nation's artists and arts leaders were wary, partly because of the uncertainties and constraints of previous patterns of governmental support.
Category: Political Science

Of Woman Born

Author : Adrienne Cecile Rich
ISBN : 0393312844
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood.
Category: Family & Relationships

Strong Arts Strong Schools

Author : the late Charles Fowler
ISBN : 9780199880171
Genre : Music
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In this elegantly written, passionately argued book, Fowler presents a convincing case for teaching the arts to all children. He argues that, far from a luxury, the arts are a vitally important part of our society and our schools. Highlighting the crucial effect of the arts on learning, this volume shows how the arts can enliven and extend the entire school curriculum by integrating different subjects in innovative interdisciplinary ways. These eighteen compelling essays are a clarion call to action for any teacher, parent, policy maker, or citizen concerned about the fate of the arts in American society and schools.
Category: Music


Author : June Jordan
ISBN : 1852423234
Genre : Poetry
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For Haruko Little moves on sight blinded by histories as trivial or expansive as the rain seducing light into a blurred excitement Then she opens all of one eye as accurate as longing as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves and rinsing them back into regular breath she who sees she frees each of these beggarly events cleansing them of dust and other death Poem about Process And Progress For Haruko Hey Baby you betta hurry it up! Because since you went totally off I seen a full moon I seen a half moon I seen a quarter moon I seen no moon whatsoever! I seen a equinox I seen a solstice I seen Mars and Venus on a line I seen a mess a fickle stars and lately I seen this new kind a luva on an' off the telephone who like to talk to me all the time real nice Resolution # 1,003 I will love who loves me I will love as much as I am loved I will hate who hates me I will feel nothing for everyone oblivious to me I will stay indifferent to indifference I will live hostile to hostility I will make myself a passionate and eager lover In response to passionate and eager love I will be nobody's fool Foreword WHAT IS THIS thing called love, in the poems of June Jordan, artist, teacher, social critic, visionary of human solidarity? First of all, it's a motive; the power Che Guevara was trying to invoke in his much-quoted assertion: "At the risk of appearing ridiculous . . . the true revolutionary is moved by great feelings of love." I think also of Paul Nizan: "You think you are innocent if you say, 'I love this woman and I want to act in accordance with my love,' but you are beginning the revolution. . . . You will be driven back: to claim the right to a human act is to attack the forces responsible for all the misery in the world." Neither of them, admittedly, was claiming the love of a woman for women, the love of a man for men, as revolutionary, as a human act. But the motive is "directed by desire" in Jordan
Category: Poetry

Companion Spider

Author : Clayton Eshleman
ISBN : 9780819570581
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Companion Spider is the accumulated work of a poet and translator who goes more deeply into the art and its process and demands than anyone since Robert Duncan. Clayton Eshleman is one of our most admired and controversial poets, the translator of such great international poets as César Vallejo, Aimé Césaire and Antonin Artaud, and founder and editor of two important literary magazines, Sulfur and Caterpillar. As such, Eshleman writes about the vocation of poet and of the poet as translator as no one else in America today; he believes adamantly that art must concern itself with vision, and that poets learn best by an apprenticeship that is a kind of immersion in the work of other poets. Companion Spider opens with a unique eighty page essay called "Novices: A Study of Poetic Apprenticeship" addressed to the poet who is just starting out. Subsequent sections take up the art of translation, poets and their work, and literary magazine editing. The title is drawn from an extraordinary visionary experience which the author had, which becomes a potent metaphor for the creative process. Through the variety of poets and artists to whom he pays homage, Eshleman suggests a community which is not of a single place or time; rather, there is mutual recognition and responsiveness, so that the reader becomes aware of a range of artistic practices s/he might explore
Category: Literary Criticism

Pascal And The Arts Of The Mind

Author : Hugh M. Davidson
ISBN : 0521032628
Genre : Literary Collections
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This book examines the ways in which Pascal posed and solved intellectual problems in his immense and varied output. Hugh Davidson shows how three of the classical "liberal arts"-- rhetoric, dialectic and geometry--pervade Pascal's method as liberating and guiding influences in his search for truth, both in his attacks on and in his defenses of tradition. Professor Davidson throws new light on both the diversity and the unity of Pascal's thought, and places it in the context of other seventeenth-century innovations in the use of traditional disciplines.
Category: Literary Collections

Development And The Arts

Author : Margery B. Franklin
ISBN : 9781134750894
Genre : Psychology
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This volume's unifying theme is the question: Is a concept of development relevant to art? Bringing together contributions from the perspectives of philosophical aesthetics, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, and the practicing artist, as well as developmental theory in psychology, this volume provides a unique assembly of voices from different disciplines. The twelve chapters span artistic production in childhood, transformations in the work of the individual artist, and historical changes in art, thus establishing a broad canvas for examining how concepts of development are used in relation to the arts. The contributors consider specific phenomena and questions against the background of theoretical issues, taking markedly different views on whether change in artistic work can be aptly characterized as development and, if so, what modulations of the concept may be required in light of accompanying assumptions and implications. Given the nature of this discourse, this richly illustrated book should lead to a radical rethinking among those who apply developmental concepts to artistic phenomena and aesthetic movements, and to reconsideration of the role of art in optimal human development within the individual and within social orders.
Category: Psychology