Literary Criticism

More Classics Revisited

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Discusses Lao Tzu, Euripides, Aristotle, Catullus, Virgil, Defoe, Swift, Balzac, Dickens, Parkman, Wells, and Kafka.
Literary Criticism

Classics Revisited

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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An introduction to the world's great literature is presented in sixty critical essays, each of which discusses the theme, summarizes the plot and explores the work's implications.
Poetry

One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: Love and the Turning Year

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Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Poetry

Page: 142

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An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation. Love and the Turning Year includes a selection from the Yueh Fu—folk songs from the Six Dynasties Period (fourth-fifth centuries A.D.). Most of the songs are simple, erotic lyrics. Some are attributed to legendary courtesans, while others may have been sung at harvest festivals or marriage celebrations. In addition to the folk songs, Rexroth offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse: works by 60 different poets, from the third century to our own time. Rexroth always translated Chinese poetry—as he said—“solely to please myself.” And he created, with remarkable success, English versions which stand as poems in their own right.
Social Science

Aller Retour New York: Essay (New Directions Revived Modern Classics)

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Miller always said that his best writing was in his letters, and this unbuttoned missive to his friend Alfred Perles is not only his longest (nearly 80 pages!) but his best—an exuberant, rambling, episodic, humorous account of his visit to New York in 1935 and return to Europe aboard a Dutch ship. Despite its high repute among Miller devotees, Aller Retour New York has never been easy to find. It was first brought out in Paris in 1935 in a limited edition, and a second edition, “Printed for Private Circulation Only,” was issued in the United States ten years later. It is now available in paperback as a Revived Modern Classic, with an introduction by George Wickes that illuminates the people and personal circumstances which inform Aller Retour New York.
Literary Criticism

One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation.
Education

Classic Connections

Author: Holly Koelling

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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Category: Education

Page: 405

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Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koelling--author, YA librarian, and booktalker extraordinaire-offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the library and in school. This book defines classics and discusses why they are important, then provides a step-by-step process for finding the hooks that attract teens, educating yourself about classic literature, and motivating and inspiring readers. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide that anyone working with teen readers will refer to again and again. Readers' advisory techniques employing the genre approach, appeal features, and other lures are discussed along with a variety of programs and promotions that will help teens more deeply appreciate the classics they read--from booktalks, booklists, and displays to readers' theatre, teen book clubs, and reviews. Brimming with anecdotes and practical examples, Classic Connections also includes an extensive bibliography of classics for teens and professional resources. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide, and if you work with teen readers, you'll refer to it again and again. When you're through, you might just have the teens fighting over these important works!
Literary Collections

World Outside the Window

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 326

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Essays on poetry and society from the 1930's to the 1970's covering a wide variety of artists and issues from alchemy to jazz to Eastern influences on Western literature
Fiction

Futility

Author: William Gerhardie

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 681

"Futility" is astounding, funny, and enchanting novel which mixes eccentric Russian sensibilities with eccentric British brains, both richly possessed by its author William Gerhardie (1895-1977). The novel's narrator, Andrei Andreiech, an Englishmen of Russian upbringing, recounts his entanglements with the Bursanov family and his love for Nina, the second of three of three beautiful sisters. The Revolution destroys the family fortunes, but Nina's father still pins his hopes on his Northern goldmines, gathering dependents who trail him even to Siberia. Andrei also waits, hoping his love for Nina will bring happiness. It is Gerhardie's vivacity and lightness of tone in conducting these meaningful yet ludicrous tragedies of disappointment that marks "Futility" as one of the great neglected novels of the twentieth century.
Fiction

Nothing to Pay

Author: Caradoc Evans

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 237

View: 787

Fiction

Yellow Street

Author: Veza Canetti

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 372

Ironically depicts the lives of leather-merchants in the Leopoldstadt district of Vienna and the despair, poverty, and declining moral values of the 1930s.
Drama

Elektra

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Drama

Page: 81

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Presents Pound's version of Sophocles' play and discusses its background
Literary Criticism

Poems from the Greek Anthology

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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Classic Greek poetry with a touch of the Beat
Poetry

Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness

Author: Bob Kaufman

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Poetry

Page: 87

View: 453

Published in 1965, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness assembles ten years' work of Bob Kaufman, celebrated in San Francisco as the original Beat and in France as 'the American Rimbaud.' Bob Kaufman promotes a spontaneous, prophetic verse, mixing street talk and jazz with vision.
Fiction

The Snake Tree

Author: Uwe Timm

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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After running over an Acaray snake in South America, Wagner's luck changes and he becomes engulfed in a web of mayhem
Poetry

In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Nature writings by one of America’s greatest poets, written out of a deep experience of the Sierras. Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone. Progressive in terms of environmental ethics and comparable to the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth’s poetry and prose described the way Californians have always experienced and loved the High Sierra. Contained in this marvelous collection are transcendent nature poems, as well as prose selections from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, published and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence. Famed science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson has compiled a gift for lovers of mountains and poetry both. This volume also contains Robinson’s introduction and notes, photographs of Rexroth, a map of Rexroth’s travels, and an amazing astronomical analysis of Rexroth’s poems by the fiction writer Carter Scholz.
Poetry

The Collected Shorter Poems

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Poetry

Page: 348

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Original verse and translations by the modern American poet reflect his interests, attitudes and experiences in three decades
Fiction

Manimekhalai

Author: சாத்தனார்

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 159

A second-century Tamil verse epic reflects the ancient culture of India in the story of a beautiful young dancer who abandons her future as a courtesan in order to dedicate her life to the pursuit of "the bright light of knowledge"
Performing Arts

Adaptation Revisited

Author: Sarah Cardwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 452

The classic novel adaptation has long been regarded as a staple of "quality" television. Adaptation Revisited offers a critical reappraisal of this prolific and popular genre, as well as bringing new material into the broader field of Television Studies. The first part of the book surveys the more traditional discourses about adaptation, unearthing the unspoken assumptions and common misconceptions that underlie them. In the second half of the book, the author examines four major British serials: "Brideshead Revisited", "Pride and Prejudice", "Moll Flanders", and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall".
Fiction

The German Lesson

Author: Siegfried Lenz

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

View: 112

While in an institution for delinquent boys, Siggi Jepsen writes about his life in wartime Germany and his relationship with a painter of international reputation who was betrayed by his father