The Muse that Sings

Author: Ann McCutchan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195168129

Category: Music

Page: 262

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The Muse That Sings is a collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic creations to the printed page.

Cultivating the Muse

Thus the virginal or sexless Muses may be contrasted with the seductive Sirens .
Moreover , like proper virgins , the Muses are clearly identified as daughters of
Zeus , whereas the Homeric Sirens are given no lineage . The Muses perform not

Author: Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199240043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 645

Cultivating the Muse looks beyond the secure and benign images traditionally associated with inspiration in classical literature and scholarship. In contrast to the shapeless collectivity of the Muses in ancient accounts, this collection aspires to redeem their shape in other more vitalforms, closer or more distant incarnations of the ever-elusive maiden. Protagonists -- or victims -- in a complex game of cultural exploration, the alternative Muses and muse-like figures of this book are manipulated, abused, or effaced, but at the same time they also advocate or resist their fatesand explore their own powers of persuasion. Inspiration is here not so much explored in its traditional cultic dimensions, but rather invoked for its capacity to trigger fervent debates about power, desire, knowledge, identity, and gender in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.

Finding the Muse

... discrete process in mind, the task would simply be one of determining how to
bring it about. If, on the other hand, the nature of creativity itself varies as a
function of extant sociocultural 18 Finding the muse Toward identifying the
conditions of ...

Author: Mark Freeman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521392187

Category: Art

Page: 330

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The author identifies the problems of artistic creativity and outlines conditions conducive to artistic creation.

Politics and the Muse

Introduction Politics and the Muse : Voices and Visions at the Crossroads Adam J
. Sorkin That the Muse traditionally invoked by the writer is not , or not just , the
handmaiden of beauty , inspirer of art and true knowledge , goddess of song and

Author: Adam J. Sorkin

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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These fourteen original essays on the politics of literature investigate aspects of our understanding of the political muse, with a focus on American writing since World War II. Essays include: “American Literature, Politics, and the Last Good War,” “The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten,” “The Plight of the Left-Wing Screenwriter,” and “Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture.”

The Muse

... it stood And a wild mother scream o'er her famishing brood . LOCHIEL . False
Wizard , avaunt ! I have marshall'd my clan ; Their swords are a thousand , their
bosoms are one ! They are true to the last of their blood and 104 THE MUSE ; OR




Category: American poetry

Page: 216

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Smacking The Muse

Muse. Introduction If I lay down to go to sleep at the end of the day, and I haven't
done any creative or reflective writing, I feel like the day is wasted. I don't think I'm
alone in this feeling, I'm sure many like me who love to write, have the same ...

Author: Darin Waugh


ISBN: 1435731220


Page: 83

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The creative mind contributes so much to our human existence, and having the desire and ability to create is the closest we can come to having super-powers. Often though, the "muse" is hard to control and it needs to be "smacked." This is one of the themes of this book; which also includes personal stories, philosophical thought and even poetry from its author who is a martial artist with over thirty years experience. As a martial artist, Darin Waugh's approach can be hard edged, but by "smacking the muse," he dutifully illustrates how life is made up of creative connections.

The Muse

Author: Katherine Grey

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1612171664

Category: Fiction

Page: 75

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Noted poet Blaine Hobson counts the Prince Regent among his patrons. But ever since the socialite he wished to marry took her life, he has been unable to compose a single line of poetry. With a sonnet commissioned by the Regent due in a few weeks, Blaine spends his time alternating between trying to write ... and wishing he had the courage to join his beloved in the grave. Raised in an orphanage with her sister, seamstress Emma Tompkins lives with the guilt of her sibling's death. Accidently finding a suicide note penned by Blaine, she resolves to keep him alive at all costs. Vigilant, she returns each day, pushing her way into his home--and losing her heart. Can Blaine forget his beloved and return the affections of the seamstress? Or once finished with his work, will he cast Emma out of his life forever?

Fishing the Muse


Author: Al Sorci

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462813209

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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Woody Washborns dream is to be artist. Only he doesnt have what it takes. Or does he? By fateful circumstance Woody is suddenly freed from the obligations of the family farm he has come to loathe. Desperate to learn the secret of artistic expression, he ventures off in search of his hero, Ford Sinclair, a modern day Renaissance man not seen or heard from in twenty years. A seemingly farfetched odyssey, it takes the unlikely detective from the sleepy pastures of Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania to jazzy Harlem, ritzy Palm Beach, crazy Key West, a Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico, and starlit Hollywood; and then on to a remote island in the South Pacific. Where at last Woodrow Wilson Washborn IV uncovers the bittersweet truth.

Federalizing the Muse

United States Arts Policy and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1965-1980
Donna M. Binkiewicz. FEDERALIZING THE MUSE I must study politics and war,

Author: Donna M. Binkiewicz

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807855461

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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The National Endowment for the Arts is often accused of embodying a liberal agenda within the American government. This text assesses the leadership and goals of Presidents Kennedy through Carter, as well as Congress and the National Council on Arts, covering the players who created national arts policy.

Wrestling with the Muse

Perhaps the muse acquires her own consciousness, and perhaps Erato, the
muse of lyric and love poetry, was the visitor that possessed Randall, who was a
willing host. Otherwise, why would such a congenial personality as Dudley
Randall's ...

Author: Melba Joyce Boyd

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503644

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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And as I groped in darkness and felt the pain of millions, gradually, like day driving night across the continent, I saw dawn upon them like the sun a vision. —Dudley Randall, from "Roses and Revolutions" In 1963, the African American poet Dudley Randall (1914–2000) wrote "The Ballad of Birmingham" in response to the bombing of a church in Alabama that killed four young black girls, and "Dressed All in Pink," about the assassination of President Kennedy. When both were set to music by folk singer Jerry Moore in 1965, Randall published them as broadsides. Thus was born the Broadside Press, whose popular chapbooks opened the canon of American literature to the works of African American writers. Dudley Randall, one of the great success stories of American small-press history, was also poet laureate of Detroit, a civil-rights activist, and a force in the Black Arts Movement. Melba Joyce Boyd was an editor at Broadside, was Randall's friend and colleague for twenty-eight years, and became his authorized biographer. Her book is an account of the interconnections between urban and labor politics in Detroit and the broader struggles of black America before and during the Civil Rights era. But also, through Randall's poetry and sixteen years of interviews, the narrative is a multipart dialogue between poets, Randall, the author, and the history of American letters itself, and it affords unique insights into the life and work of this crucial figure.

Mended by the Muse Creative Transformations of Trauma

The Muse as Witnessing Presence In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne (Memory) is
the mother of the Muses, the nine Greek goddesses whose role it is to inspire
artists to create. The personification of inspiration and its connection with memory

Author: Sophia Richman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691403X

Category: Art

Page: 268

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Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between trauma and creativity. It is about art in the service of healing, mourning, and memorialization. This book addresses the questions of how artistic expression facilitates the healing process; what the therapeutic action of art is, and if there is a relationship between mental instability and creativity. It also asks how self-analysis through art-making can be integrated with psychoanalytic work in order to enrich and facilitate emotional growth. Drawing on four decades of clinical practice and a critical reading of creativity literature, Sophia Richman presents a new theory of the creative process whose core components are relational conceptualizations of dissociation and witnessing. This is an interdisciplinary book which draws inspiration from life histories, clinical case material, neuroscience, and interviews with creators, as well as from various art forms such as film, literature, paintings, and music. Some areas of discussion include: art born of genocide, confrontation with mortality in illness and aging, and the clinical implications of memoirs written by psychoanalysts. Visual images are interspersed throughout the text that illustrate the reverberations of trauma and its creative transformation in the work of featured artists. Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma powerfully articulates how creative action is one of the most effective ways of coping with trauma and its aftershocks - it is in art, in all its forms, that sorrow is given shape and meaning. Here, Sophia Richman shows how art helps to master the chaos that follows in the wake of tragedy, how it restores continuity, connection and the will for a more fully lived life. This book is written for psychoanalysts as well as for other mental health professionals who practice and teach in academic settings. It will also be of interest to graduate and post-graduate students and will be relevant for artists who seek a better understanding of the creative process.

The Muse at Play

The result is The Muse at Play. The Muses are playful already at the beginning of
Greek literature, entering Hesiod's Theogony dancing: opxsfivrou (“they dance”; 4
) and Xopoiiq évsnotfioowro (“they make their dances”; 7), nooo'htoooiv ...

Author: Jan Kwapisz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110270617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 429

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Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers contributions on a range of topics linked by the theme of linguistic play. With its broad spectrum of approaches, the book serves as companion to a fascinating but somewhat neglected area of ancient culture - the domain of the Playful Muse.

The Muse 2013

The Muse. “Blue Flower” -Samantha Bixler “A Rose By Any Other Name” -
Veronica Bontempts “Koi Pond”. 16.

Author: The Muse


ISBN: 1300969962



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The Muse 2012

The Muse. Downfall/ Downfall/ Breaking Breaking UpUp A Tale of Revenge By
Destinee Dennis “So,” Officer Reynolds. 64 Downfall/Breaking -Stories
ofimponderable despair and incalculable rage.

Author: The Muse


ISBN: 130025940X



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The Muse s Lap

... word(s) and write about it. Some may even feel inclined to drawor paste
pictures within the square as my children and many adults have donein the
Creative Learning book, Letters, Numbers, & Colours. So enjoy, and sit in the
Muse's Lap!

Author: Adam D'Amato-Neff

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469788993

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 468

View: 568

A massive volume of lyrics, poems, and various writings by the best-selling author of the Pleides Series and the Moonweaver books. Also is included a large writing workbook for the aspiring writer. A good companion to the Book of Clouds and the Divine Plan.

Chasing the Muse

... Status quo Refuge of complacency is doomed * Reprinted from journal of the
Florida Medical Association, September 1971 THREE ABSTRACTS AND A
CONCRETE Truth Love God HORSESHIT 59 Chasing The Muse Long Hot

Author: A. L. Lieber

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477154116

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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A L Lieber descends from a line of physician-poets who sandwiched writing verses between managing a medical practice and seeing patients ( Arthur Conan Doyle in the nineteenth century and William Carlos Williams in the twentieth ). While living in England during the mid-1960's, he was welcomed into the literary circle of the London school of poets. Included were Stephen Spender, Alex Comfort, Dannie Abse, Peter Porter, George Mac Beth and Edwin Brock, most of whom he hosted for a series of readings at the Moot Hall in the town of Aldeburgh. Back in the US, he exchanged verses with Joseph Auslander, Allen Ginsburg and Louis Ginzburg. The poems in this volume were composed over a period of fifty years. Many of them have appeared in prestigious medical periodicals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Masks of the Muse

Only your promise of service can do that, but never take such a promise lightly for
I will not.” The Goddess of the West, the Muse This book was begun before the
last was finished, though in many ways it has been spiraling towards existence ...

Author: Veronica Cummer

Publisher: Pendraig Publishing

ISBN: 0982031831

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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Who is the Muse? Why do we need Her? How do we tap into that shining current of inspiration and create something never before seen, something beautiful and terrible, fantastical and infinitely real. The Muse is as vital to our lives today as She was in ancient times. She changes as we change and Her Arts are continually in flux, Arts that we simply cannot live without...or that we wouldn't want to. Among other things, they are tools to make and re-make our world even as we work with Fate to weave the web of life and death, of creation and destruction. Through four faces, four masks of the Muse, this book explores different aspects of inspiration, creativity, and magick. Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Ariadne, and the Lady of the Lake await--each to teach us of the Arts and what we are capable of at our very best. By the poetry, prayer, invocation, and ritual contained within we can come to know the Muse and so know ourselves and the gifts we all have within us that demand recognition and expression. The path of the Muse may not always be an easy or a safe one, but anything worth having is worth paying the price for. Who is the Muse? Who are we? This book is a journey, one that we must dare to take and dare to take hold of what is revealed.. As we must return to the well of memory, the depths of the ocean, and the currents below the earth, there to claim what was ours all along.