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The Poetics of Space
Gaston Bachelard

Beacon Press, 1994

Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams.


The Poetic Edda, 2012

The Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems primarily preserved in the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius. Along with Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda is the most important extant source on Norse mythology and Germanic heroic legends, and from the early 19th century onwards has had a powerful influence on later Scandinavian literatures, not merely through the stories it contains but through the visionary force and ...


Poetics (Penguin Classics)

Penguin Classics, 1997

‘The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy’ In his near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the Poetics introduces into literary criticism such central ...


Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image: The Photography Workshop Series

Aperture, 2014

In this series, Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography--offering the workshop experience in a book. Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured ...


Poetics (Oxford World's Classics)
Aristotle, Anthony Kenny

Oxford University Press, 2013

"What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?" Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction. This brief volume brims with Aristotle's timeless insights into such topics as the ...


The Poetic Edda (Oxford World's Classics)

Oxford University Press, 2009

The collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda contains the great narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. The mythological poems explore the wisdom of the gods and giants, narrating the adventures of the god Thor against the hostile giants and the gods' rivalries amongst themselves. The heroic poems trace the exploits of the hero Helgi and his valkyrie ...


The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass
Edward O. Wilson, Robert Hass

Bellevue Literary Press, 2014

World Literature Today Editor’s Pick “Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating.” — MARIA POPOVA, Brain Pickings In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of an event co-sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of “consilience” or the unity of knowledge, finds an ardent ...


Poetic Meter and Poetic Form
Paul Fussell

McGraw-Hill, 1979

Excerpts from distinctive poems illustrate the author's appreciation of the metrical and formal aspects of poetry Title: Poetic Meter and Poetic Form Author: Fussell, Paul Publisher: McGraw-Hill College Publication Date: 1979/06/01 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 78014548


The Poetic Edda

University of Texas Press, 1986

The Poetic Edda comprises a treasure trove of mythic and spiritual verse holding an important place in Nordic culture, literature, and heritage. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural life of the North during the late heathen and early Christian times. Collected by an unidentified Icelander, probably during the twelfth or thirteenth ...


Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications, 1997

Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music, and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of time and place and other rules of drama. This inexpensive edition enables readers to enjoy the critical insights of one humanity’s greatest minds laying the foundations for thought about the ...


Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
Igor Stravinsky

Harvard University Press, 1993

One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own experience as a composer. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process of musical composition, inspiration, musical types, and musical execution. Throughout the volume are to he found trenchant comments on such ...


Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life (Alexander Rosenthal Lectures)
Martha C. Nussbaum

Beacon Press, 1997

In Poetic Justice, one of our most prominent philosophers explores how the literary imagination is an essential ingredient of just public discourse and a democratic society.


The Poetic Edda: The Heroic Poems (Dover Value Editions)
Henry Adams Bellows

Dover Publications, 2007

Passed down long ago from poet to poet and singer to singer in the great oral tradition of Scandinavia, this collection of heroic sagas explores a mythical world. Incorporating legends of Norse gods and heroes, great fires and floods, superhuman warriors and doomed lovers, these dramatic poems weave vivid portraits of powerful characters caught up in passion, ambition, and destiny. Filled with gripping conceptions of the world's creation and ...


The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles)
Douglas Bond

Reformation Trust Publishing, 2013

The focus of this next volume in The Long Line of Godly Men Profile Series is upon the preeminent English hymn writer Isaac Watts. In an age of simplistic and repetitive worship songs, the church must not forget the Father of English Hymnody. In this profile of the great hymn writer, Douglas Bond writes that Watts life and words can enrich the lives and worship of Christians today. Additional titles in A Long Line of Godly Men Profiles series, ...


Poetic Justice: Legal Humor In Verse
J D DuPuy, M L Philpott

Poetic Justice, LLC, 2013

The perfect gift for the lawyers in your life -- for law school graduation, birthdays, firm holiday gifts, retirement, or just because. More than 70 vignettes from life in the practice of law are rendered here as wryly humorous poems. Each one stands alone as the sort of snapshot one lawyer might forward along to another for a laugh or a knowing nod. Together, they comprise a collection to be treasured by anyone who has lived through law school, ...


Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning (Wesleyan Paperback)
Owen Barfield

Wesleyan, 1984

Poetic Diction, first published in 1928, begins by asking why we call a given grouping of words “poetry” and why these arouse “aesthetic imagination” and produce pleasure in a receptive reader. Returning always to this personal experience of poetry, Owen Barfield at the same time seeks objective standards of criticism and a theory of poetic diction in broader philosophical considerations on the relation of world and thought. His profound ...


Poetics and Rhetoric (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Barnes & Noble Classics, 2006

Poetics and Rhetoric , by Aristotle , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics   series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics : New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors ...


Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making
John Fox

Tarcher, 1997

Powerful and exciting, Poetic Medicine illustrates the unique role that poem-making can have in addressing the situations that lead us to renewal in our lives. John Fox 's book is designed for readers wanting to tap their creative energy in order to make a difference in the world, including educators, therapists, parents and their children, writers, couples, and the infirm. As the author demonstrates, we all possess the ability to write. ...


The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos
Gaston Bachelard

Beacon Press, 1971

In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relations between the imagining consciousness and the world, positing the notion of reverie  as its most dynamic point of reference. In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of "praiseworthy space" conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of ...


Poetics of Relation
Edouard Glissant

University of Michigan Press, 1997

Édouard Glissant, long recognized in the French and francophone world as one of the greatest writers and thinkers of our times, is increasingly attracting attention from English-speaking readers. Born in Martinique in 1928, Glissant earned a doctorate from the Sorbonne. When he returned to his native land in the mid-sixties, his writing began to focus on the idea of a "relational poetics," which laid the groundwork for the "créolité" ...



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