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A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

Author: Aliki Barnstone,Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Schocken


Category: Poetry

Page: 822

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Anthologizes verses by women ranging from Enheduanna, a second millennium B.C. Sumerian princess, to the medieval poets Marie de France and Florencia de Pinar, to noteworthy poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

Author: Aliki Barnstone,Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0805209972

Category: Poetry

Page: 822

View: 8591

Anthologizes verses by women ranging from Enheduanna, a second millennium B.C. Sumerian princess, to the medieval poets Marie de France and Florencia de Pinar, to noteworthy poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The Columbia Granger's Guide to Poetry Anthologies

Author: William A. Katz,Linda Sternberg Katz,Esther Crain

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231101042

Category: Poetry

Page: 440

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Reference guide to poetry anthologies with descriptions and evaluations of each anthology.

Poetry For Dummies

Author: The Poetry Center,John Timpane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 4614

Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Four Biblical Heroines and the Case for Female Authorship

An Analysis of the Women of Ruth, Esther and Genesis 38

Author: Hillel I. Millgram

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 7253

This work examines the lives of four female characters in the Bible: Naomi, Ruth, Tamar and Esther. Their stories differ significantly from those of most female Biblical characters in that each woman is depicted without a dominant male companion and each is featured in the Bible’s more secular texts. The author evaluates each character’s role as a female protagonist, and demonstrates how each story represents an innovative view of religion and a revisionist evaluation of women’s roles. Finally, the author proposes that these narratives may have been authored by women. Appendices provide additional information about Boaz, Judah and Tamar, Greek versions of the Book of Esther, Mordecai’s decree, and literacy in ancient Israel. Includes a glossary and timeline.

Bright Body

Author: Aliki Barnstone

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

ISBN: 9781935210245

Category: Poetry

Page: 121

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Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present

A Bilingual Anthology

Author: Shirley Kaufman,Galit Hasan-Rokem,Tamar Hess

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558612242

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 1466

The first collection of its kind recovers 2,500 years of Hebrew poetry by women.

Women & Music

A History

Author: Karin Pendle

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253338190

Category: Music

Page: 516

View: 2627

Women & Music now features even more women composers, performers, and patrons, even more musical contexts, and an expanded view of women in music outside Europe and North America. A popular university textbook, Women & Music is enlightening for scholars, a good source of programming ideas for performers, and a pleasure for other music lovers.

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L

Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964367

Category: Authors

Page: 1714

View: 1836

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The Gnostic Bible

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Willis Barnstone,Marvin Meyer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824140

Category: Religion

Page: 896

View: 9085

Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE—with earlier antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions—and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.

Die Geschichte der legendären Länder und Städte

Durchgehend vierfarbig

Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423348560


Page: 480

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Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome

An Anthology

Author: Ian Michael Plant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 789

Despite a common perception that most writing in antiquity was produced by men, some important literature written by women during this period has survived. Edited by I. M. Plant, Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome is a comprehensive anthology of the surviving literary texts of women writers from the Graeco-Roman world that offers new English translations from the works of more than fifty women. From Sappho, who lived in the seventh century B.C., to Eudocia and Egeria of the fifth century A.D., the texts presented here come from a wide range of sources and span the fields of poetry and prose. Each author is introduced with a critical review of what we know about the writer, her work, and its significance, along with a discussion of the texts that follow. A general introduction looks into the problem of the authenticity of some texts attributed to women and places their literature into the wider literary and social contexts of the ancient Graeco-Roman world.

Literatures of Latin America

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 475

View: 6256

This extraordinary anthology gathers together a broad selection of representative, authoritative writings—spanning antiquity to the present—from the non-Western civilizations of Latin America. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with excellent literary translations of the best contemporary and classical writers.The selections reflect literary, religious, and philosophical traditions and reveal—despite cultural differences—the universality of life experiences. Primary literary genres (poetry, fiction and drama) as well as key religious, philosophical, historical, aesthetic, biographical and political texts are covered. For readers of Latin American, World, and Non-Western Literature.


Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

I Was the Jukebox: Poems

Author: Sandra Beasley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393339661

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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In I Was the Jukebox, Sandra Beasley eschews the speaker-as-poet convention and unleashes a collection teeming with the inanimate, the anachronistic, and the animal kingdom. She boldly channels figures from wartime and mythological culture; in 'Osiris Speaks' the Egyptian god gains new life as a vagabond: 'I left my heart in San Francisco. / I left my viscera in the Netherlands.' But even the most surreal images always keep one foot in everyday America: 'I left my liver on the 42 Line,' Osiris goes on to admit, 'headed from Farragut Square to the White House.' The nucleus of this collection includes many poems composed during a draft-a-day process referred to on the Web as NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), founded by DC-area poet Maureen Thorson and coordinated to coincide with National Poetry Month.

Rilke und Rodin

Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft

Author: Rachel Corbett

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4858

Eine inspirierende Freundschaft in Zeiten des Umbruchs Rachel Corbett erzählt mitreißend und berührend erstmals die Geschichte einer großen Künstlerfreundschaft, die 1902 in Paris beginnt. Der Bildhauer Rodin wird zur Vaterfigur für den jungen Rilke, es folgen ein dramatisches Zerwürfnis und eine bewegende Versöhnung. In dieser wechselhaften Beziehung zweier herausragender Künstlerpersönlichkeiten spiegelt sich die aufstrebende künstlerische Moderne Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Im Jahr 1902 bekommt der mittellose und unter einer Schreibblockade leidende Rainer Maria Rilke das Angebot, nach Paris zu gehen, um dort ein Buch über Auguste Rodin zu schreiben. Rilke nutzt die Gelegenheit, ist er doch auf der Suche nach einem künstlerischen Vorbild. So beginnt die ungleiche Freundschaft zwischen dem sechzigjährigen Bildhauer und dem jungen Dichter, die zugleich der Entwurf eines extraordinären Künstlerlebens ist, denn Rodin hat großen Einfluss auf Rilke und dessen Schaffensprozess, der sich ganz neu entfaltet. Rachel Corbett gelingt es, vor dem Hintergrund der aufstrebenden künstlerischen Moderne ein vielschichtiges und faszinierendes Panorama der damaligen Zeit zu entwerfen, für die die Freundschaft zwischen Rodin und Rilke exemplarisch steht. »Eine einfühlsame, originelle und gründlich recherchierte Biographie über die Freundschaft zwischen zwei der größten Künstler des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts.« The New Yorker

Das Buch Jesaia

Author: Bernhard Duhm

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525516560

Category: Bible

Page: 490

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Das Lied des Achill

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833308680


Page: 380

View: 9105

Women in the Classical World

Image and Text

Author: Elaine Fantham,Helene Peet Foley,Natalie Boymel Kampen,Sarah B. Pomeroy,H. A. Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199762163

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 910

Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history: the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young; a great number of Roman wives were found guilty of poisoning their husbands, but was it accidental food poisoning, or disease, or something more sinister. Apart from the legends of Cleopatra, Dido and Lucretia, and images of graceful maidens dancing on urns, the evidence about the lives of women of the classical world--visual, archaeological, and written--has remained uncollected and uninterpreted. Now, the lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched Women in the Classical World lifts the curtain on the women of ancient Greece and Rome, exploring the lives of slaves and prostitutes, Athenian housewives, and Rome's imperial family. The first book on classical women to give equal weight to written texts and artistic representations, it brings together a great wealth of materials--poetry, vase painting, legislation, medical treatises, architecture, religious and funerary art, women's ornaments, historical epics, political speeches, even ancient coins--to present women in the historical and cultural context of their time. Written by leading experts in the fields of ancient history and art history, women's studies, and Greek and Roman literature, the book's chronological arrangement allows the changing roles of women to unfold over a thousand-year period, beginning in the eighth century B.C.E. Both the art and the literature highlight women's creativity, sexuality and coming of age, marriage and childrearing, religious and public roles, and other themes. Fascinating chapters report on the wild behavior of Spartan and Etruscan women and the mythical Amazons; the changing views of the female body presented in male-authored gynecological treatises; the "new woman" represented by the love poetry of the late Republic and Augustan Age; and the traces of upper- and lower-class life in Pompeii, miraculously preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Provocative and surprising, Women in the Classical World is a masterly foray into the past, and a definitive statement on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.

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