Download e-book for kindle: Doris Lessing (Modern Novelists) by Ruth Whittaker

By Ruth Whittaker

ISBN-10: 0333407539

ISBN-13: 9780333407530

An exam of Lessing's paintings and a dialogue of her significant topics - colonialism, politics, feminism, the character of paintings, insanity and desires, prophecy and sufism. the writer additionally discusses Lessing's severe reception and present prestige, in addition to her contribution to post-modernist fiction.

Contents:

Acknowledgements
General Editor's Preface
1 heritage and Influences
2 The Colonial Legacy
3 the kids of Violence
4 The Golden Notebook
5 insanity, desires and Prophecy
6 Canopus in Argos: Archives
7 go back to Realism
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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Rapidly covering ground with a line in Greek from Homer’s Odyssey, Pound extols another toiler, the sailor Odysseus, who had his men tie him to the mast so that he could experience the sirens’ song. The fourth stanza reaches toward Gustave Flaubert, a nineteenth-century novelist who persisted in stylistic growth, even though obstinacy cost him the admiration of his contemporaries. Gradually relinquishing dependence on a tightly formed quatrain, Parts II and III of the stanza speak clearly about Pound’s annoyance with poetry that fails to acknowledge the “accelerated grimace” of the post–World War I era.

O’CONNOR, WILLIAM VAN, ed. A Casebook on Ezra Pound. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1959. RECK, MICHAEL. Ezra Pound: A Close-up. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967. net/~centurion88/jewish_question/no1021 UNGER, LEONARD, ed. Seven Modern American Poets. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1967. 60 H. D. (1886–1961) A critic, novelist, translator, mystic, and poet, Hilda Doolittle, familiarly known by the pen name H. , overthrew traditional male domination of myth to voice the female perspective.

At the climax, complex interweavings of grief and dreamlike seduction are emotionally too much for the speaker to handle, threatening in line 57 to overwhelm the dreamer. Lowell develops the narrative with romantic plotting in lines 60 through 71. After receiving a standard wartime communication, the speaker begins a rhythmic pacing, replicated in the juxtaposition of short and long lines. Stiffly clad in “correct brocade,” she sees herself upright among the blooms. ” Line 91 retreats from past and present to predict the flow of seasons, each with its characteristic flowers and weather.

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