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The underworld descent in twentieth-century poetry

Michael Thurston

The underworld descent in twentieth-century poetry

from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott

by Michael Thurston

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Voyages to the otherworld in literature,
  • Hell in literature

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Thurston.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR605.O85 T49 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23207537M
    ISBN 109780230620469
    LC Control Number2009013916

      New Podcast: The Classical Underworld as a Memoryscape Dr Madeleine Scherer In reality death may be a one-way trip, but literature allows us to travel imaginatively to and from the afterlife, visiting the ghosts of the past, often encountering them in that strange meeting room represented throughout Western culture as the underworld. (For a highly original twentieth century reimagining of the descent to the underworld, check out the poem "Bavarian Gentians" by D. H. Lawrence.) (The Sibyl): "Cocytus is the deep pool that you see, The swamp of Styx beyond, infernal power By which the gods take oath and fear to break it.

      By Angelina Muñiz-Huberman Translated from Spanish by Andrea Labinger One way of reviving the arts and humanities in general, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has been to update ancient myths. Orpheus will always be a central figure: a touchstone. The ambiguity of his legend, its philosophical meaning, its poetic symbolism, its interconnection with.   Notes: 1. As my Latin-poetry professor, Dick Tron, would say, "you pays your money and you takes your choice": Homer Il. , Virgil Aen. , Dante Inf, Milton Paradise Lost , etc.. 2. E.g., David L. Pike's Passage through Hell: Modernist Descents, Medieval Underworlds (Cornell University Press, ) plus Metropolis on the Styx: The Underworlds of .

    A collection of volumes of poetry by poets from to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.   Pound’s use of Renaissance Latin translations as a means of accessing Greek literature set a precedent for his work with Latin cribs in the Cantos, which begin from Andreas Divus’ translation of the descent to the underworld (known as the nekyia episode) in Book XI of the Odyssey. Canto I is almost entirely translated from Divus. Only.


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"In The Underworld Descent in Twentieth-Century Poetry, Thurston assembles a wonderfully eclectic array of poems that share the motif of the underworld journey, and provides an elegantly delineated framework for understanding their relations both to each other and to the particular historical moments out of which they emerge.

"In The Underworld Descent in Twentieth-Century Poetry, Thurston assembles a wonderfully eclectic array of poems that share the motif of the underworld journey, and provides an elegantly delineated framework for understanding their relations both to each other and to the particular historical moments out of which they by: 4.

The hero s descent into the Underworld is not only one of the oldest stories in western literature; it is also one of the most often retold. Why do so many modern poets - British and American, black and white, male and female, from the metropole and from the margins - stage Underworld descents in their works.

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Why do so many modern poets - British and American, black. The Underworld in Twentieth-Century Poetry: From Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott Michael Thurston The hero’s descent into the Underworld is not only one of the oldest stories in western literature; it is also one of the most often retold.

Get this from a library. The underworld in twentieth-century poetry: from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott. [Michael Thurston] -- Through a series of contextualized close readings, this study traces the cultural work performed by modern deployments of the classical narrative of the 'underworld descent.'.

In addition to books on American political poets and the Underworld descent in twentieth-century poetry, he has published numerous essays on twentieth-century poetry.

Nigel Alderman is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. He has published on both nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry.

In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that.

In addition to books on American political poets and the Underworld descent in twentieth-century poetry, he has published numerous essays on twentieth-century poetry. Nigel Alderman is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College.

He has published on both nineteenth- and twentieth-century by: 5. Underworld is an astonishing meditation on the second half of the American twentieth century. DeLillo has chosen to focus on the impact of the Cold War and not only the fear, but also the routine of it and how it impacted everyday people in subtle ways.

The prose was clear and beautiful, and never overwrought despite claims to the contrary/5. Abstract. I have focused in part 2 on some of the most searching, self-critical, and powerful late twentieth-century poems deploying the topoi of Underworld descent and invocation of the shades in order to trace the ways these intertwined narratives have helped poets to work through their varying senses of the medium’s responsibility in and to the poet’s specific historical moment.

For some inexplicable reason, I am obsessed with the New York art and music scene post-WWII to the mid's. So when I saw "Twentieth Century Boy" by Duncan Rathbone Hannah, I snapped it up and consumed it feverishly in a weekend.

Hannah was there, man, Zelig-like. 4/5. Combining detailed explorations of both mainstream and experimental poets with a clear historical and literary overview, Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry offers readers at all levels an ideal guide to the rich body of poetic works published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century.

Features detailed discussions of individual poems that are widely available in anthologies and. Preview ‘Myths of the Underworld’ are, as it were, an obol-under-the-tongue a dozen—or, if you prefer your deathly coinages high-cultural, as many as the souls crowding the near side of the River Styx: “as many as the fallen leaves of autumn.” 1 Beyond literal ‘journeys below’ (a katabasis, on which a still-living traveler takes an extraordinary journey to the land of the dead Author: Benjamin Eldon Stevens.

Dumuzid, later known by the alternative form Tammuz, is an ancient Mesopotamian god associated with shepherds, who was also the primary consort of the goddess Inanna (later known as Ishtar). In Sumerian mythology, Dumuzid's sister was Geshtinanna, the goddess of agriculture, fertility, and dream the Sumerian King List, Dumuzid is listed as an antediluvian king of the city of Abode: Heaven (for half the year) Kur (for the other half).

Underworld descent in twentieth-century poetry, he has published numerous essays on twentieth-century poetry. Nigel Alderman is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, US. He has published on both nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry.

“In this lively, inviting study, Alderman and Thurston provide an invaluable. Michael Thurston Michael Thurston is Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program at Smith College. He is the author of making Something Happen: American Political Poetry between the World Wars and The Underworld Descent in Twentieth-Century Poetry: From Pound and Eliot to Author: Michael Thurston.

He has published articles on Eavan Boland, Gillian Clarke, Langston Hughes, and Robert Lowell and is at work on a manuscript on the underworld descent in twentieth-century poetry. Susan Strehle is interim dean of the school of education and professor of English.

Revisiting Modernism and the Myth of the Descent to the Underworld liser’s novel was chosen by Waterstone’s as Book of the Month and it was short-listed for The Saltire New Author, the Yorkshire Post First Novel, and the Hawthornden Prize.

As Smith points out, the descent to the underworld is the single most important. In the early 20th-century literary modernism developed in the English-speaking world due to a general sense of disillusionment with the Victorian era attitudes of certainty, conservatism, and belief in the idea of objective truth.

The movement was influenced by the ideas of Charles Darwin (–82) (On Origin of Species) (), Ernst Mach (–), Henri Bergson (–. Underworld “Orfeo ed Euridice” and “Il Trittico” at the Met. created an imposing look for each of the installments in Puccini’s trilogy—an early-twentieth-century Parisian canal.A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication data Beach, Christopher.

The Cambridge introduction to twentieth-century American poetry / by Christopher Beach. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0 3 (hardback) – ISBN 0 3 (paperback).He is the author of Making Something Happen: American Political Poetry between the World Wars and The Underworld Descent in Twentieth-Century Poetry: From Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott.

He is also the coeditor, with Jani Scandura, of Modernism, Inc: Body, Memory, Capital.