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Birds Beasts And Flowers

Author : David Herbert Lawrence
ISBN : 9780876858660
Genre : Poetry
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D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) made a contribution to poetry that, in the words of Louise Bogan, "can now be recognized as one of the most important, in any language, of our time." Birds, Beasts and Flowers, his first great experiment in free verse, was published when he was thirty-eight. This Black Sparrow edition reprints the first edition (New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923) with a few corrections of typographical errors and the restoration of a number of lines considered indecent in 1923. The cover reproduces D. H. Lawrence's design for the dust jacket of the first edition. Many of these individual poems are popular in anthologies. However, they are best read in the context and continuum of the whole book. In preparing the original collection for publication, Lawrence grouped the poems in a purposeful sequence. For a later printing he prefaced many of the sub-sections with brief quotations from the third edition of John Burnet's Early Greek Philosophy.
Category: Poetry

Acts Of Attention

Author : Sandra M. Gilbert
ISBN : 0809315998
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the Preface to this second edition of her first book, Sandra M. Gilbert addresses the inevitable question: "How can you be a feminist and a Lawrentian?" The answer is intellectually satisfying and historically revealing as she traces an array of early twentieth-century women of letters, some of them proto-feminists, who revered Lawrence despite his countless statements that would today be condemned as "sexist." H.D. regarded him as one of her "initiators" whose words "flamed alive, blue serpents on the page." Anais Nin insisted that he "had a complete realization of the feelings of women." By focusing on Lawrence’s own definition of a poem as an "act of attention," Gilbert demonstrates how he developed the mature style of Birds, Beasts and Flowers, his finest collection of poetry. She discusses this volume at length, examines many of his later poems in detail, including the hymns from The Plumed Serpent, Pansies, Nettles, and More Pansies, and ends with a close look at Last Poems. Her detailed examination provides a clearer image of Lawrence as an artist—an artist whose poetry complements his novels and whose fiction enriches but does not outshine his poetry.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Zapotec Natural History

Author : Eugene S. Hunn
ISBN : 9780816534333
Genre : History
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A Zapotec Natural History is an extraordinary book that describe the people of a small town in Mexico and their remarkable knowledge of the natural world in which they live. San Juan Gbëë is a Zapotec Indian community located in the state of Oaxaca, a region of great biological diversity. Eugene S. Hunn is a well-known anthropologist and ethnobiologist who has spent many years working in San Juan Gbëë, studying its residents and their knowledge of the local environment. Here Hunn writes sensitively and respectfully about the rich understanding of local flora and fauna that village inhabitants have acquired and transmitted over many centuries. In this village everyone, young children included, can identify and name hundreds of local plants, animals, and fungi, together with the details of their life cycles, habitat preferences, and functions in the economic, aesthetic, and spiritual lives of the town. Part 1 of this two-part work describes the community, the subsistence farming practices of its residents, the nomenclature and classification of the local biological taxonomy, the use of plants for treating illnesses, and the ritual and decorative roles of flowers. Part 2 isavailable online, and includes detailed inventories of all plant, animal, and fungal categories recognized by San Juan's peop≤ a series of indexes; a library of more than 1,200 images illustrating the town's plants, people, landscapes, and daily activities; and sounds of village life.
Category: History

D H Lawrence Poet

Author : Keith Sagar
ISBN : 9781847600684
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Birds Beasts And Seas

Author : Jeffrey Yang
ISBN : 0811219194
Genre : Poetry
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An anthology of poetry that traces the history of poetry's changing relationship to nature, featuring the work of over 140 poets.
Category: Poetry

Birds Beasts Blossoms And Bugs

Author : Harold P. Stern
ISBN : 0810990229
Genre : Art, Japanese.
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Describes and photographs Japanese works of art in United States collections that depict the natural world and range in time from the Heian to the modern period
Category: Art, Japanese.

D H Lawrence And Difference

Author : Professor in Contemporary Literature Amit Chaudhuri
ISBN : 0199260524
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Is Probably The First Instance Of Lawrence`S Poetry Being Discussed In The Light Of Recent Theoretical Developments. It Is Also Certainly The First Time A Leading Postcolonial Writer Of His Generation Has Taken As His Subject A Major Canonical English Writer, And Through Him, Remapped The English Canon As A Site Of `Difference`.
Category: Literary Criticism

American And British Poetry 1979 1990

Author : Harriet Semmes Alexander
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009629036
Genre : Poetry
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Includes approximately 800 British and American poets, past and present, with criticisms drawn from more than 160 journals and 300 books
Category: Poetry

Perception In The Poetry Of D H Lawrence

Author : Jillian De Vries-Mason
ISBN : UOM:39015003489864
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The richness and intensity of perception that distinguish Lawrence's best poems are not a coincidence. This work sets out to trace the steady development and elaboration of the sensory element, from tentative beginnings to the highly perceptual and visionary achievement of Lawrence's later poetry, a development which is paralleled by and closely linked to the gradual mastery of poetical form.
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The Golden Journey Poems For Young People

Author : William Jay Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015004893635
Genre : Children's poetry
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A collection of poems grouped in such categories as "Birds, Beasts, and Flowers," "The Sea," and "The Moon and the Sun."
Category: Children's poetry

The Phoenix Paradox

Author : Gail Porter Mandell
ISBN : UOM:39015008273347
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book traces D. H. Lawrence’s devel­opment as a poet from his earliest to his latest poems. Focusing on the revision of poems in the Collected Poems, 1928, Mandell uncovers the implicit auto­biographical narrative that underlies the collection and that dictates its structure. Lawrence rearranged and rewrote the poems to conform to a chronologic, thematic, and mythic plan, a plan he hints at in the unpublished Foreword to Collected Poems. In its final form, the poetry tells the story of Lawrence’s “demon,” a figure of his essential self, by recounting the chronological development of the “new” from the “old” self. Comparing form and content of ver­sions of representative poems from the collection, Mandell analyzes the evalu­ation not only of Lawrence’s poetic style but also of his ideas concerning human and physical nature. She contends that Lawrence was a mature poet with a de­veloped system of poetic and philosophi­cal thought by 1917, when he published Look! We Have Come Through! At that time he rewrote extensively. Through comparison of selected poems, several of which appear in print for the first time, we can reproduce Lawrence’s emen­dations and thus depict the creative mind at work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The World Anew

Author : Rita Saldanha
ISBN : UOM:39015060615823
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Birds Beasts And The Third Thing

Author : David Herbert Lawrence
ISBN : UOM:39015005565596
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A collection of short poems, mainly on themes suggested by the natural world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Metaphor S Way Of Knowing

Author : Patricia L. Hagen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009798898
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This timely book demonstrates the centrality of metaphor to Lawrence's radical sense of the constructed nature of all knowledge and his resulting belief in poetry as an alternative way of knowing. The book insightfully explains how Lawrence's most important volumes of poetry, "Birds, Beasts and Flowers" and "Last Poems," shatter prevailing metaphors of -mechanism-, Lawrence's shorthand for our reliance on the rational, the visual, and the empirical. It carefully explores the vibrant images of these poems and how they embed the poet's revolutionary views on knowledge. Despite his reputation, Lawrence's alternative system anticipates much contemporary feminist cultural criticism."
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The Risen Adam

Author : Virginia Hyde
ISBN : 9780271040554
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Showing Lawrence's familiarity with biblical typology from both written and visual sources, Virginia Hyde explores its many ironic and paradoxical versions in his works. She demonstrates his use of typological precursors of Christ, such as Adam and David, Moses and Aaron, and his development of a coherent cosmology centered on the cross and the Tree of Life. These features often take on radically revisionist meanings when informed by Lawrence's interests in theosophy and occult lore. Hyde fully recognized Lawrence's intensely dynamic style and examines the ways in which he works creatively with his models. Hyde sheds new light on Lawrence's &"leadership&" views, linking them to patriarchal assumptions inherent in biblical typology. She utilizes manuscripts and sketches as well as his traditional works to show that a complex form of biblical symbolism affects both his form and content in unexpected ways. His symbols are often traceable to iconographic models with typological significance. The Risen Adam includes pioneering treatments of the first Quetzalcoatl, the 1923 version of The Plumed Serpent, so different in part from the final novel as to form a separate creative effort. Hyde also offers provocative new readings of The Rainbow, Women in Love, Aaron's Rod, &"The Border Line,&" The Plumed Serpent, David, The Man Who Died, Birds, Beasts and Flowers, and other works. The book is illustrated with artwork by Lawrence and with examples of the medieval and other iconography he knew.
Category: Literary Criticism

Selected Poems

Author : D H Lawrence
ISBN : 9780141919584
Genre : Poetry
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From early, rhyming work in Love Poems and Others (1913) to the groundbreaking exploration of free verse in Birds, Beast and Flowers (1923), the poems of D.H Lawrence challenged convention and inspired later poets. This voloume includes extensive selections from these and other editions, and contains some of his most famous poems, such as 'Piano', a nostalgic reflection on lost youth and love for his mother; ' Snake' , exploring human fear of the natural world; the short, cutting commment of sexual politics of 'Can't be Borne'; and the quiet philosophical resignation of 'Basta!'. Using the revised poems, but in the order in which they appear in their original collections, this selection offers a fresh perspective that revals an innovative poet who gave voice to his most intense emotions. In his introduction, James Fenton dicusses the early publication and critical reception of Lawrence's poems, his develpoments as a poet and his use of free verse. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading and appendices, including Lawrence's comments on the work of Walt Whitman.
Category: Poetry

Beasts Birds And Blossoms In Thai Art

Author : Pamela York Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015032306444
Genre : Art
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These beasts, birds, and blossoms ornament the fine arts of painting and sculpture as well as the crafts of ceramics, textiles, wood- and ivory-carvings, silver repousse, lacquerware, nielloware, and mother-of-pearl inlay.
Category: Art

D H Lawrence

Author : Ronald P. Draper
ISBN : 0415159229
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.
Category: Literary Criticism