In the words of edmund wilson, "eliot…is one of our only authentic poets…The Waste Land is one triumph after another. ". With a modernist design that matches the original, this edition allows contemporary readers to experience the poem the way readers would have seen it for the first time. As muldoon writes, "it's almost impossible to think of a world in which The Waste Land did not exist.
Eliot mixes and remixes, drawing on a cast of ghosts to create a new literature for a new world. First published in the united states by boni & liveright in 1922, showcasing the poem's searing power and strange, includes a new introduction by Paul Muldoon, this landmark reissue of the first edition, now back with its original publisher, jarring beauty.
In a voice that is arch, and yet world-weary and tragic, almost ebullient, ironic, T. The first edition of T. S. S. Eliot’s masterpiece reappears with a major introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paul Muldoon. The waste land is arguably the most important poem of the twentieth century. So profound has its influence been not only on twentieth-century poetry but on how we’ve come to view the century as a whole, the poem itself risks being taken for granted.
Famously elliptical, the waste land defined modernity after the First World War, forever transforming our understanding of ourselves, the broken world we live in, at once transcendent and bleak, wildly allusive, and the literature that was meant to make sense of it.
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio Penguin Classics
With their elegant prose, witty wordplay and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this selection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. Here a taoist monk conjures up a magical pear tree, a child bride gives birth to a thimble-sized baby, a woman out-foxes the fox-spirit that possesses her, a scholar recounts his previous incarnations, a ghostly city appears out of nowhere and a heartless daughter-in-law is turned into a pig.
. The strange tales of pu songling 1640-1715 are exquisite and amusing miniatures that are regarded as the pinnacle of classical Chinese fiction. In his tales of humans coupling with shape-shifting spirits, haunted buildings and enchanted objects, bizarre phenomena, Pu Songling pushes back the boundaries of human experience and enlightens as he entertains.
Mules and Men Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Returning to her hometown of eatonville, to gather material, Florida, Zora Neale Hurston recalls "a hilarious night with a pinch of everything social mixed with the storytelling. Set intimately within the social context of black life, " songs, Vodou customs, the stories, "big old lies, and superstitions recorded in these pages capture the imagination and bring back to life the humor and wisdom that is the unique heritage of African Americans.
Mules and men is a treasury of black america's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery.
The Connell Guide to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land Advanced Study Guide
Perry's distinction as a reader of poetry pervades his many fine phrases and sentences as he brings out the amplitude of the poem s ambition with clarity, wit and nuance. This is a book to go to first, in thinking about and responding to Eliot s masterpiece of troubling but suggestive implication, and many times thereafter, shifting voices, and intricately orchestrated lyricism.
Michael o neill, professor of English, Durham University. Connell guides are advanced guide books that offer sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives for higher-level GCSE and A Level English Literature students. Written by leading academics, concise and beautifully designed to help students understand, and enjoy, Connell Guides are clear, great works of literature.
All you need to know about T. S. They are perfect for coursework, revision and exam preparation. Connell guides are also great reads themselves scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining. Seamus perry's elegant book is a critical tour-de-force. Eliot's the waste Land is in this advanced guide to the text.
The Metamorphoses of Ovid
An extraordinary translation. Brilliant” Booklist. Through mandelbaum’s poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew. With an Introduction by the Translator.
Trilogy: The Walls Do Not Fall / Tribute to the Angels / the Flowering of the Rod New Directions Classic
Hilda doolittle, 1886-1961, including a large section of referential notes for readers and students, compiled by Professor Aliki Barnstone. As civilian war poetry written under the shattering impact of World War II. Trilogy's three long poems rank with T. S. Eliot's "four quartets" and Ezra Pound's "Pisan Cantos.
The first book of the trilogy, " published in the midst of the "fifty thousand incidents" of the London blitz, maintains the hope that though "we have no map; / possibly we will reach haven, "The Walls Do Not Fall, / heaven. Tribute to angels" describes new life springing from the ruins, and finally, in "The Flowering of the Rod"—with its epigram ".
. Pause to give/ thanks that we rise again from death and live. Faith in love and resurrection is realized in lyric and strongly Biblical imagery. The classic Trilogy by H. D.
Kierkegaard's Writings, VII, Volume 7: Philosophical Fragments, or a Fragment of Philosophy/Johannes Climacus, or De omnibus dubitandum est. Two books in one volume
. This volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus. Johannes does what we are told to do--he actually doubts everything--he suffers through all the pain of doing that, becomes cunning, almost acquires a bad conscience.
. Now he despairs, his life is wasted, his youth is spent in these deliberations. The central issue of Johannes Climacus is doubt. Probably written between november 1842 and april 1843 but unfinished and published only posthumously, this book was described by Kierkegaard as an attack on modern speculative philosophy by "means of the melancholy irony, which did not consist in any single utterance on the part of Johannes Climacus but in his whole life.
. Through climacus, kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek and modern philosophical thinking. Life does not acquire any meaning for him, and all this is the fault of philosophy. A note by kierkegaard suggests how he might have finished the work: "Doubt is conquered not by the system but by faith, just as it is faith that has brought doubt into the world!
". Published in 1844 and not originally planned to appear under the pseudonym Climacus, but it is dialectically related to them, the book varies in tone and substance from the other works so attributed, as well as to the other pseudonymous writings.
The Arabian Nights AmazonClassics Edition
Her plan? Bleed one tale into another. Through fanciful histories, tragedies, comedies, poems, riddles, and songs, romances, Scheherazade prolongs her life by holding the king’s rapt attention. With origins in persian and eastern indian folklore, reshaped, the stories of The Arabian Nights have been reworked, revised, collected, and supplemented throughout the centuries by various authors and scholars—and are continually redefined by the modern translations of the Western world.
Amazonclassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. The vengeful king schahriar agrees to stave off the execution of Queen Scheherazade until she finishes a particularly compelling story. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.
Revised edition: previously published as The Arabian Nights, this edition of The Arabian Nights AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.
To the Lighthouse Classics To Go
In 2005, the novel was chosen by tiME magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels since 1923. Wikipedia. The novel centres on the ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920 In 1998, the modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
To the lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf.
The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams: 1909-1939 Vol. 1 New Directions Paperbook
Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand /,,, But you got to try hard—. So that readers could more fully understand the extent of Williams' radical simplicity, all of his published poetry, was reissued in two definite volumes, excluding Paterson, of which this is the first.
77 Dream Songs: Poems FSG Classics
A wild, masterful pulitzer prize-winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astoundsJohn Berryman was hardly unknown when he published 77 Dream Songs, but the volume was, nevertheless, a shock and a revelation. A "spooky" collection in the words of Robert Lowell-"a maddening work of genius.
As henri cole notes in his elegant, perceptive introduction, Berryman had discovered "a looser style that mixed high and low dictions with a strange syntax. Berryman had also discovered his most enduring alter ego, sometimes, passionate, drunk, a paranoid, depressed, irrepressible antihero named Henry or, Mr.
Bones: "we touch at certain points, of Henry, " Berryman claimed, "But I am an actual human being. Henry may not be real, but he comes alive on the page. And while the most famous of the Dream Songs begins, "Life, is boring, friends, " these poems never are. Henry lusts: seeing a woman "filling her compact & delicious body / with chicken páprika" he can barely restrain himself: "only the fact of her husband & four other people / kept me from springing on her.
Henry despairs: "all the world like a woolen lover / once did seem on Henry's side. Then came a departure. Henry, afraid of his own violent urges, consoles himself: "Nobody is ever missing. 77 dream songs won the pulitzer prize in 1965, but berryman's formal and emotional innovations-he cracks the language open, creates a new idiom in which to express eternal feelings-remain as alive and immediate today as ever.