The Collected Poems Of Kathleen Raine

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Selected Poems

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 0940262193
Genre : Poetry
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Kathleen Raine is internationally recognized as one of the outstanding living English poets. Her poems rest on loving observation of the natural world, embrace the world of the soul's experience, and return these to the kingdom of the ever-reborn mystery of our daily life. This is the first time a selection from the whole range of her poetic oeuvre has been published.
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The Collected Poems Of Kathleen Raine

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 9780571352043
Genre : Poetry
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In compiling her Collected Poems, Kathleen Raine drew from six decades of poetry to decide the canon by which she wished to be judged and remembered. The result was this definitive edition, now published by Faber & Faber, which on first release in 2001 was welcomed both by Raine's admirers and by those newly discovering a poet who has unfailingly given voice to a vision of life in which the temporal, in all its modes and places, is imbued with the numinous and the eternal.
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Selected Poems

Author : Kathleen Raine
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These Bright Shadows

Author : Brian Keeble
ISBN : 1621386724
Genre : Poetry
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In her prolific work as a scholar and essayist-laying the "laborious foundations," as she called it-Kathleen Raine spent little effort elucidating her meaning as a poet; but it becomes evident to any attentive reader that these labors give a resonant indication of the premises and values that inform her craft-on which, as a poet, she proceeded and wished finally to be judged. If there is to be a worthy-if belated-critical assessment of Kathleen Raine's poetry, it must of necessity proceed on the basis of an appropriate understanding: especially in this case seeing that this is a poetry that rests upon premises far removed from the sort of values that, for the most part, are likely to preoccupy both the writer and reader of contemporary poetry. For this reason the reader will find in this book very little attempt to "judge" and every effort to elucidate. This collection of studies by the eminent perennialist author Brian Keeble, a long-time friend, colleague, and editor of the poet, is a series of regards, each having a focal point that differs from its neighbors, but which nonetheless is directed towards the same subject-the poet's singular imaginative vision. Considered together, the reader will find in this book a reliably authentic foundation on which to build an appreciation of Kathleen Raine's poetic accomplishment.
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Golgonooza City Of Imagination

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 0940262428
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Kathleen Raine's seven studies are the culmination of more than forty years of research into the meaning of Blake's symbolic themes by a scholar-poet who is recognized internationally as one of the most profound interpreters of his works. They are written in a way that reaches into the very heart of Blake's symbolic thought and, for this reason, may be read as an introduction to the whole of his imaginative vision. This is an essential work for understanding this giant of Imagination and English literature.
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The Poetry Of Kathleen Raine

Author : Meena Rani
ISBN : IND:30000020707448
Genre : Women and literature
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Poems To Live By

Author : Joan Murray
ISBN : 9780807068946
Genre : Poetry
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This sequel to the bestselling "Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times" features 60 poems by the world's most acclaimed and beloved poets for the difficult times of today.
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Collected Poems

Author : Ruth Pitter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017676409
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Annotation The first woman to be awarded the Queen's gold medal for poetry. "A mistress of form"--Choice. Ruth Pitter (1897-1992) was one of the best-loved poets of her generation, widely admired for the variety, elegance, and technical brilliance of her poetry, and for its generous touches of humor. Praised by Yeats and C.S. Lewis, she was also highly respected and read by a younger generation of writers, among them Thom Gunn and Elizabeth Jennings. When Ruth Pitter died in 1992, The Times wrote that she was "one of the truest and most dedicated poets of her time."
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Yeats The Initiate

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 0389209511
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The eminent poet and scholar Kathleen Raine, leading exponent of "the learning of the imagination," brings together all her essays on Yeats (some never before printed) covering many aspects of the traditions and influences that informed his great poetry. In saluting Raine's "magnificent achievement in this rich and learned book," Professor Augustine Martin of University College Dublin states that she "irradiates [Yeats] and every corner of his work. Her unique and unanswerable contribution to Yeatsian criticism is to establish his authority as an immensely learned poet and thinker in the tradition of Plato and the Eternal Philosophy." Contains over 140 illustrations.
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That Wondrous Pattern

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 9781619029873
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“There is no exaggeration in pointing out that these essays are addressed to the soul of the reader. They are not academic exercises in erudition as a contribution to ‘Eng. Lit.’” —from the introduction by Brian Keeble Kathleen Raine was one of the greatest British poets of the last century. Born to a deeply literary and spiritual household, she went on to study at Cambridge, where she met Jacob Bronowski, William Empson, and Malcolm Lowry. A dedicated neoPlatonist, she studied and presented the works of Thomas Taylor and wrote seminal books on William Blake. With Keith Critchlow, Brian Keeble, and Philip Sherrard, she founded, in 1981, the Temenos Academy of Integral Studies, its journal Temenos, and, later, the Temenos Academy Review. HRH The Prince of Wales became the patron of the academy in 1997. For our new selection, That Wondrous Pattern, Raine offers sixteen essays that range from “The Inner Journey of the Poet” and “What Is Man?” to essays on Blake, Wordsworth, Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, and several others. The centerpiece, “What Is the Use of Poetry?”, is a rigorous defense of the great art. Editor Brian Keeble himself contributes a fascinating introduction to Raine’s work, and Wendell Berry, a colleague and friend of hers, offers a preface. All who spend time in the presence of this wonderful writer will leave newly entranced with the art and use of the beautiful, convinced that “it is only in moments when we transcend ourselves that we can know anything of value.
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Blake And Tradition

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 0415290872
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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William Blake

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : 0500204721
Genre : Art
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Britain's great Romantic visionary William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist of uniquely powerful imagination and creative talents. Prophet, poet, painter, and engraver, Blake captured the spiritual drama of English nationalism, integrating poetry and visual art to create a truly unique body of work. First published in 1968, this classic study reveals Blake to be far more than a social radical, reshaping our understanding of the artist's achievements and unraveling the complex symbolism expressed in his paintings and prints. Author Kathleen Raine guides the reader through the life and thought of this extraordinary artist. Detailing the enriching effect of mystical, alchemical, and gnostic philosophy--as well as Dante, Milton, and the Bible--on Blake's art, she examines famous works such as Jerusalem, Songs of Innocence and Experience, and The Book of Job, relating them to Blake's world view and analyzing their fierce energy and prophet qualities. Packed with nearly 200 images, William Blake is a must-have for fans of this legendary artist. This book is reissued with a new introduction by Colin Trodd, reflecting on Raine's life and work and the impact of her writings on Blake.
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Poems On The Underground

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ISBN : 9780141389530
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This wonderful new edition of Poems on the Underground is published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground in 2013. Here 230 poems old and new, romantic, comic and sublime explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, families, dreams, war, music and the seasons, and feature poets from Sappho to Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope, including Chaucer and Shakespeare, Milton, Blake and Shelley, Whitman and Dickinson, Yeats and Auden, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott and a host of younger poets. It includes a new foreword and over two dozen poems not included in previous anthologies.
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The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author : George Watson
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Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
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Sudden Heaven

Author : Ruth Pitter
ISBN : 1606353454
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ruth Pitter (1897-1992) may not be widely known, but her credentials as a poet are extensive; in England from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s she maintained a loyal reader- ship. In total she produced 17 volumes of new and collected verse. Her A Trophy of Arms (1936) won the Hawthornden Prize for Poetry in 1937, and in 1954 she was awarded the William E. Heinemann Award for The Ermine (1953). Most notably, perhaps, she became the first woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955; this unprecedented event merited a personal audience with the queen. In addition, from 1946 to 1972 she was often a guest on BBC radio programs, and from 1956 to 1960 she appeared regularly on the BBC's The Brains Trust, one of the first television talk shows; her thoughtful comments on the wide range of issues discussed by the panelists were a favorite among viewers. In 1974 the Royal Society of Literature elected her to its highest honor, a Companion of Literature, and in 1979 she received her last national award when she was appointed a Commander of the British Empire. Pitter's many admirers included Owen Barfield, Hilaire Belloc, Lord David Cecil, Philip Larkin, C. S. Lewis, Kathleen Raine, May Sarton, and Siegfried Sassoon. At her death in 1992, one writer claimed, "She came to enjoy perhaps the highest reputation of any living English woman poet of her century." Pitter's best poems focus on nature and the human condition, taking us to hidden or secret places, just beyond the material, to the meaning of life. Her poems are often the result of a heightened sense of felt experience--intuitive and evocative. If human life is lived behind a veil faintly obscuring reality, Pitter's poems often lift the edge of the veil. Sudden Heaven arranges Pitter's poems in chronological order, allowing readers to follow her maturation as a poet, and it features a number of poems that have never before appeared in print.
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The Flowering Of Flint

Author : Peter Abbs
ISBN : 1844715361
Genre : Poetry
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"I believe the work of the poet should be existentially grounded. Being a poet is an interior vocation, not a selected career ...""Part of the exacting work of the poet is to annihililate the mind's protective defences and to silence the seductive voices of what others would like to hear ...""Poets are the votaries of language ...""Poets have little choice but to live between the menacing hammers, still labouring to utter the multiform truths of our being here and of our being now ... keeping open the creative possibilities of consciousness ..."These are some of the claims made by Peter Abbs for the contemporary role of the poet. The Flowering of Flint is a selection from work written over three decades in the spirit of his poetics.The poems range widely. Some are deeply personal issuing from the immediate pressure of experience: the haunting memories of childhood, the harrowing death of parents, the experience of love; some are disturbing eco-poems responding to the current violation of the planet; while others are more impersonal, exploring through the strategies of persona and impersonation, other poets' experience - apprehensions of the ephemeral, the erotic and the transcendent. The voices of Sappho, Nietzsche and Rilke reverberate, suggesting that only in the resonating echo-chamber of a long tradition can the contemporary poet hope to fulfill the task of imaginative representation and consilience.Reviewing Peter Abbs' poetry Kathleen Raine wrote that he had written some of the finest poems of his generation, while the American poet Dana Gioia claimed that he is: 'the rarest writer - a philosophical poet with a genuine lyrical gift.'The Flowering of Flint selected from seven previous volumes closes with a sequence of new poems which elaborate the themes of the whole volume, while pointing, in the last poem, to a new and freer idiom. In his preface Peter Abbs writes: 'I would like to think that I am not comfortably settling down but keeping faith with the ineffable spirit of life itself.'
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