Counter Tradition Paper

Thus one portion of being is the Prolific , the other the Devouring . To the devourer it seems as if the producer was in his chains ; but it is not so ...

Author: Samuel R. Delany

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465014309

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Lectures et morceaux choisis - (Révolutions)

Page: 377

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A reader that seeks to help teach composition and style by drawing on the rhetoric of social critics.

English Writers

ISBN : 0691033013 ( CL : acid - free paper ) : Notes : Includes bibliographical references and index . ... The prolific and the devourer /W.H . Auden .

Author: B. A. Sheen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590332603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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English Writers - A Bibliography with Vignettes

The Early Illuminated Books

... metals ' may be copper plates , “ cast ... into the expanse ' of paper . ... 8-15 The prolific and devourer recall Swedenborg's discussions of married ...

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691001470

Category: Art

Page: 286

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"The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated Books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to created works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced."--Publisher's description.

W H Auden

Wemove up thisafternoonwith hams, wine, toilet paper etc. ... he explained to Mrs Dodds,and histitle, 'The Prolific and the Devourer', wasbased on a ...

Author: Humphrey Carpenter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571280889

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

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W. H. Auden disapproved of literary biography. Or did he? The truth is far more equivocal than at first seems apparent. There is no denying he delivered himself of such unambiguous pronouncements as 'Biographies of writers are always superfluous and usually in bad taste.'; and that he asked for his friends to burn his letters at his death, but, against that, Auden himself often reviewed literary biographies and normally with enthusiasm. Moreover he argued for biographies of writers such as Dryden, Trollope, Wagner and Gerard Manley Hopkins as their lives would tell us something about their art. Humphrey Carpenter himself nicely summarizes Auden's ambiguity on this question. 'Here (referring to literary biography), as so often in his life, Auden adopted a dogmatic attitude which did not reflect the full range of his opinions, and which he sometimes flatly contradicted.' Although the biography was not authorized it did receive the co-operation of the Auden Estate which gave permission for letters and unpublished works to be quoted. The result is a biography that was widely praised on first publication in 1981 and which continues to hold its own. Now is the obvious time to reissue it with the character of Humphrey Carpenter playing an important role in Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art. In his introduction Alan Bennett writes 'When I started writing the play I made much use of the biographies of both Auden and Britten written by Humphrey Carpenter and both are models of their kind. Indeed I was consulting his books so much that eventually Carpenter found his way into the play.' 'Carpenter is a model biographer - diligent, unspeculative, sympathetic, and extremely good at finding out what happened when and with whom . . . admirably detailed and researched study.' John Bayley, The Listener 'an illuminating book; full of information, unobtrusively affectionate, it describes with unpretentious elegance the curve of a great poet's life and work' Frank Kermode, Guardian 'sharpens and usually lights up even the most canvassed parts of the Auden life and myth . . . a deeply interesting book about a deeply interesting life' Roy Fuller, Sunday Times ' . . . the story of a remarkable man told by one of the best living biographers' David Cecil, Book Choice

Reading Auden

... as torn-up paper Rags and utensils in a sudden gust, Seized with immeasurable. 13. Some of the most incisive passages in The Prolific and the Devourer ...

Author: John R. Boly

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501745522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Reading Auden is the first book to consider the poetry of W. H. Auden from the perspective of his own theory of the text, rather than that of the romantic norms he deliberately rejected. According to John R. Boly, Auden departs from the romantics in approaching the poem not as a means of expressing an emotion or conveying an idea but as a game whose goal is the continuous transformation of its own rules of play.

The Complete Works of W H Auden

... however, not on his paper qualifications but his personal skill, ... prayer, or whatever one likes to call it has never THE PROLIFIC AND THE DEVOURER 449.

Author: Wystan Hugh Auden

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691089355

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 556

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Provides essays, reviews, lectures, and introductions.

Blake s Humanism

He now returns to the opposition between the Prolific and the Devourer, which corresponds to that between Energy and Reason. The Energies of this world, ...

Author: John Beer

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 184760000X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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It considers the guiding forces behind Visions of the Daughters of Albion and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, the roles of vision and energy in the Songs of Innocence and of Experience and lyrics such as' The Mental Traveller', Blakes's attempts at mythological interpretation of current events, first in' The French Revolution' and then in the prophetic books America, Europe and The Song of Los, and how Blake's fourfold vision is employed as a means of interpreting and illustrating major predecessors such as Milton and Chaucer.

The Nuclear Muse

... novels , papers , plays , or formulas ; sometimes to practices , such as ... The Prolific and the Devourer With these considerations and cautions in ...

Author: John Canaday

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299168544

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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John Canaday analyzes a variety of texts produced by physicists before, during, and after the Second World War, including Niels Bohr's "The Quantum Postulate"; the Blegdamsvej Faust, a parody of Goethe's Faust that cast physicists as its principle characters; The Los Alamos Primer, the technical lectures used for training at Los Alamos; scientists' descriptions of their work and of the Trinity test; and Leo Szilard's post-war novella, The Voice of the Dolphins.

Modernity s Wager

W. H. Auden , “ Notes on Music and Opera , ” in his The Prolific and the Devourer , 71-72 . ... in Man and Time : Papers from the Eranos Yearbook , 337 .

Author: Adam B. Seligman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691116365

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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In this work of social philosophy, Adam Seligman evaluates modernity's wager, namely, the gambit to liberate the modern individual from external social and religious norms by supplanting them with the rational self as its own moral authority.

The Poetic Economists of England and Ireland 1912 2000

... in Parliament and British papers concerning his departure from England, ... for a book The Prolific and the Devourer (never published in his lifetime), ...

Author: D. Johnston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230511015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Although modern English and Irish poetry arises from the different cultures of the two countries these poets have shared - throughout this century - the same editors and publishers, competed for the same prizes, and been judged, ostensibly, by the same standards. This book examines contexts for these exchanges over four decades - tracing the lineages of Yeats and Hardy from their meeting in 1912 through WWI, the 30s, the 60s, and the 90s, - to see what influences and ideas are exchanged and how poetic value accrues.

Dismantling Glory

In the summer of 1939 , he wrote in The Prolific and the Devourer . ... if one counts up all the letters to the papers which they have signed , all the ...

Author: Lorrie Goldensohn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231119382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Dismantling Glory deals with the poetry written about the honors and horrors of battle by the very soldiers who put their lives on the line. Focusing on American and English poetry from World Wars I and II and the Vietnam War, Lorrie Goldensohn presents the move from a poetry largely bound to trench warfare to a global war poetry dominated by air power, invasion, and occupation. Civilians, prisoners, and children enter this poetry in new and compelling ways, as do issues of race and gender, changing and complicating the representation of war, and expanding the scope of antiwar thinking.

W H Auden

... diaries , poems , essays , reviews - on just about every scrap of paper , it seems ... The Prolific and the Devourer " provides the most significant and ...

Author: David Garrett Izzo



Category: Literary Collections

Page: 510

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... the whole But the Prolific would cease to be Prolific unless the Devourer ... 2-3 ) in a run of 325 copies on Pannekoek Antique paper , printed by Joh .






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An illustrated quarterly.

The Georgia Review

Nan Cooke CARPENTER University of Georgia THE BLOOMINGDALE PAPERs . By Hayden Carruth . Athens : University of Georgia Press , 1975. 77 pp . $ 3.95 paper .




Category: American literature


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Auden and Christianity

... 34, 96 Pickwick Papers (Dickens), 98–99 Pilate, Pontius, 113, 179 Plato, ... 141–42 Prolific and the Devourer, The (Auden), xiii, 28–31, 34, 54, 115; ...

Author: Arthur Kirsch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128657

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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One of the twentieth century’s most important poets, W. H. Auden stands as an eloquent example of an individual within whom thought and faith not only coexist but indeed nourish each other. This book is the first to explore in detail how Auden’s religious faith helped him to come to terms with himself as an artist and as a man, despite his early disinterest in religion and his homosexuality. Auden and Christianity shows also how Auden’s Anglican faith informs, and is often the explicit subject of, his poetry and prose. Arthur Kirsch, a leading Auden scholar, discusses the poet’s boyhood religious experience and the works he wrote before emigrating to the United States as well as his formal return to the Anglican Communion at the beginning of World War II. Kirsch then focuses on Auden’s criticism and on neglected and underestimated works of the poet’s later years. Through insightful readings of Auden’s writings and biography, Kirsch documents that Auden’s faith and his religious doubt were the matrix of his work and life.