Fallen from the Symboled World

The lesser tropes start from the ground up; they do not depend from heaven like "ripe fruit" that "never fall[s]," or like "boughs" ... of beauty embedded in the Neoplatonic and Christian traditions, 186 “FALLEN FROM THE SYMBOLED WORLD''

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195363345

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions embedded in the tradition have made simile and various simile-like arrangements into major modes of thought. From Lowell's early interest in the "similitudo" and the "phantasm" of Gilson, to Husserl's "phantasies" and Heidegger's interest in similitude, to the use made by contemporary poets of simile, he shows that metaphor--together with slippage, mimicry, synaphea, conjunctions, anacoluthon, chiasmus, and other simile-like patternings--have proven to be more trustworthy than symbol and allegory. Throughout the study, Prunty demonstrates that as uncertainty about language has changed from a predicament of mind to a new way of thinking, simile and simile-like occurrences have provided poetry with variational thought and constitutive power.
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Fallen from the Symboled World

This volume contains a selection of the readings of contemporary American poets, using the phenomenological approaches of Heidegger and Husserl.

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195057867

Category: Political Science

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This volume contains a selection of the readings of contemporary American poets, using the phenomenological approaches of Heidegger and Husserl.
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Fallen from the Symboled World

Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions embedded ...

Author: Jamarion Henry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154887048X

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This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions embedded in the tradition have made simile and various simile-like arrangements into major modes of thought. From Lowell's early interest in the "similitudo" and the "phantasm" of Gilson, to Husserl's "phantasies" and Heidegger's interest in similitude, to the use made by contemporary poets of simile.
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

... New York: Columbia University Press, 1989 Prunty, Wyatt, Fallen from the Symboled World, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1990: chapter 5 While there is a complex relationship between John Hollander's poetic commitments ...

Author: Sorrel Kerbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456061

Category: History

Page: 702

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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.
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Mind World and Word in the Poetry of Howard Nemerov

For I had fallen from The symboled world , where I in earlier days Found mysteries of meaning , form , and fate Signed on the sky , and now stood but between A swamp of fire and a reflecting rock . ( p .

Author: John Michael Gillum

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ISBN: WISC:89010957439

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Blake Selected Poems

It seems to suggest that there is hope for mankind , in spite of the corruption in the world which subsequent poems in this ... 9 starry pole – sky , but also a symbol of Newtonian rationalism . ... Earth - a symbol of fallen humanity .

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435150820

Category:

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The books in this A Level poetry series contain a glossary and notes on each page. The approach encourages students to develop their own responses to the poems, and an A Level Chief Examiner offers exam tips. This text contains selected poems of William Blake.
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The World s Empire

E Tabular View of the VISIONS , Representing the FIVE Great Kingdoms of the World , and CHURCH , KING'S VISION , A DANIEL'S FIRST VISION . B Date of Date of Fall . SYMBOLS . ANTITYPRS . SYMBOLS . ANTITYPEB . Head of Gold , B. C. Babylon ...

Author: J. W. Riley

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ISBN: IND:30000097224269

Category: Bible

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Unarmed and Dangerous

Together, the poems gathered in this volume afford a clear portrait of a major American poet whose distinctive voice and vision have earned him the admiration and respect of such contemporaries as Richard Wilbur, X. J. Kennedy, and Mark ...

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801862906

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Wyatt Prunty's poems have been described as "quiet, reflective, and of unexpected depth" (Howard Nemerov), "both artful and truthful" (Donald Justice), "a triumph of controlled and understated but powerful emotion" (Anthony Hecht), and "illuminated by a language both skewed and precise" (Walker Percy). As a poet, Prunty—who is also the founder and director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference—has been praised for "his powerful imagination in the specifics of ordinary details, suggesting persuasively that the near at hand is as unexplored and full of wonder as the far ends of the universe" ( Publishers Weekly) and called "one of the most gifted and technically accomplished American poets of the post-World War II generation" ( Southern Review). An elegant overview of his career until now, Unarmed and DANGEROUS: New and Selected Poems features selections from Wyatt Prunty's five previous books— The Times Between (1982); What Women Know, What Men Believe (1986); Balance as Belief (1989); Run of the House (1993); and Since the Noon Mail Stopped (1997), all published by the Johns Hopkins University Press—as well as new poems that demonstrate the poet's wide-ranging and sympathetic imagination. Prunty's new work includes moving evocations of childhood ("A Child's Christmas in Georgia, 1953"), richly detailed poems about ordinary people and situations ("The Downtown Bus"), and even a probing meditation on the fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" ("Annals of Jack"). Together, the poems gathered in this volume afford a clear portrait of a major American poet whose distinctive voice and vision have earned him the admiration and respect of such contemporaries as Richard Wilbur, X. J. Kennedy, and Mark Strand and marked him as "a writer who has mastered his craft, [a] poet [who] can look at the life most of us take for granted and show us what is most real, most precious in it" ( The Commercial Appeal).
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Global Injustice Symbols and Social Movements

Second, Durkheim mainly focused on already existing symbols and their meanings and less on the processes of their formation. But symbols do not fall out of the sky. Nowhere does this aspect come out more clearly than in the relationship ...

Author: T. Olesen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137481177

Category: Social Science

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Global Injustice Symbols and Social Movements examines our collective moral and political maps, dotted with symbols shaped by political dynamics beyond their local or national origin and offers the first systematic sociological treatment of this important phenomenon.
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Warfare in the Ancient World From the Bronze Age to the Fall of Rome

They are called masters of the world, but they do not possess a single clod of earth to call their own.1 When a farmer lost ... As time went on, the eagle came to be viewed as a symbol of the legion itself, and to lose one in battle was ...

Author: Stefan G. Chrissanthos

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313041921

Category: History

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From the clash of bronze weapons on bronze armor to the fall of Rome, war often decided the course of ancient history. This volume is a practical introduction to the study of warfare in the ancient world, beginning with Egypt and Mesopotamia, and tracing the advances made in battle tactics, technology, and government over hundreds of years, culminating with developments in Greece and the Roman Empire. The chronological structure allows the reader to trace certain general themes down through the centuries: how various civilizations waged war; who served in the various armies and why; who the generals and officers were who made the decisions in the field; what type of government controlled these armies; and from what type of society they sprang. Major events and important individuals are discussed in their historical contexts, providing a complete understanding of underlying causes, and enabling readers to follow the evolution of ancient warfare as armies and empires became steadily larger and more sophisticated. Yet as Chrissanthos makes clear, history comes full circle during this period. Rome's collapse in 476 C.E. inaugurated an unforeseen dark age in which great armies were left decimated despite advanced technology that, while proving decisive in the outcome of many critical battles and stand-offs, had vanished amidst the Empire's crumbling walls. In addition to the chronological treatment, Chrissanthos also includes sections on such important topics as chariot warfare, cavalry, naval warfare, elephants in battle, the face of battle, and such vital, but often-overlooked topics as the provisioning of the army with sufficient food and water. Eyewitness accounts are incorporated throughout each chapter, allowing the reader brief glimpses into the life and times of peasants and soldiers, generals and politicians, all of whom were dealing with war and its irreconcilable consequences from differing vantage points. Battle diagrams and maps are carefully placed throughout the text to help the reader visualize particular aspects of ancient warfare. The book also furnishes a detailed timeline and an extensive bibliography containing both modern and ancient sources.
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