By Robert Wrigley

ISBN-10: 110159263X

ISBN-13: 9781101592632

A robust new assortment from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has develop into one among his generation's so much entire poets, well known for his irony, strength, and lucid variety and for his skill to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton's seventeenth-century exam of human strategies and emotions—Wrigley's new assortment potential to envision our global in the course of the lens of melancholia. From imagined struggle memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' misplaced daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to hurry Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a guy named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), those are poems that elegize and rejoice that almost all appealing, exasperating, joyous, depressing, and completely imperfect of all creatures—the human being.

Show description

Read or Download Anatomy of Melancholy PDF

Similar poetry books

New PDF release: How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology

During this "guided" anthology, specialists lead scholars throughout the significant genres and eras of chinese language poetry from antiquity to the fashionable time. the quantity is split into 6 chronological sections and lines greater than one hundred forty examples of the easiest shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A finished advent and vast thematic desk of contents spotlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic gains of chinese language poetry, and every bankruptcy is written by means of a pupil who focuses on a selected interval or style.

Read e-book online Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War PDF

The poetry of the 1st international struggle has made up our minds our belief of the conflict itself.

This quantity positive aspects poetry drawn from outdated newspapers and journals, trench and medical institution magazines, person volumes of verse, present books, postcards, and a manuscript journal prepare through conscientious objectors.

Get Milton and the Manuscript of De Doctrina Christiana PDF

Debate concerning the authorship of the manuscript identified to us as De Doctrina Christiana has bedeviled Milton experiences over contemporary years. during this ebook 4 major students provide an account of the examine undertaking that confirmed its Miltonic provenance past average doubt. however the authors do even more along with, finding Milton's systematic theology in its broader eu context, determining open the levels and methods of its composition, and studying its Latinity.

Read e-book online From the Book of Giants (Phoenix Poets) PDF

Song                         for Thom Gunn There isn't any east or westin the wooden you worry and seek,stumbling previous a gate of mossand what you wouldn't take. And what you suggestion you had(the the following that's no rest)you make from it an aidto shape no east, no west. No east.  No west.  No needfor given map or bell,vehicle, reveal, or pace.

Additional resources for Anatomy of Melancholy

Example text

Ii. 62 and iv. i. 135. 108 One of the strengths of Housman’s poem is that it breathes an air of ‘generalized sorrow’ without feeling complacent or merely luxurious. His speaker may perhaps be envious of the sleep of those dead who are unperturbed by noises in their dreams, but ‘Lovely lads and dead and rotten’ also conveys both pity and anger, a feeling that the particulars of experience are not to be tidied up into wholly consolatory patterns. 109 But the richness of this work owes much, in turn, to the searchings of earlier Victorian war poetry, a poetry that—in its refusal to provide a ringing endorsement of war even as it remained wary of the dangers of that refusal—offered itself as bequest and as monitory force.

95 A. C. Swinburne, ‘The Transvaal’, The Times, 11 Oct. 1899, 7; repr. in Swinburne’s Collected Poetical Works, ii (London: William Heinemann, 1935), 1223. 96 William Ernest Henley, ‘Remonstrance’, first published in For England’s Sake: Verses and Songs in Time of War (London: David Nutt, 1900); repr. ), Empire Writing, 283. g. J. A. Hobson, Imperialism: A Study (London: Nisbet, 1902). 98 W. H. Colby, The Echo, 13 Oct. 1899. 94 matthew bevis  audience . . 99 This is undoubtedly true, but two of the most distinguished war poets of the late Victorian period (Thomas Hardy and A.

An enthusiastic reporter for The Times noted: ‘Any hostility which may have existed in bygone days towards the army has long since passed away. ’70 This is overpitched, but it highlights a shift. 71 Smiles’s vocabulary hovers between old and new conceptions of the soldier, but his sense of the figure’s ‘trials’ was shared by many, and growing calls for army reform and improvement of the soldier’s lot culminated in the abolishment of the purchase system in 1871. These revaluations found their way into poetry; Francis Hastings Doyle, who in 1867 succeeded Arnold as Professor of Poetry at Oxford, wrote a number of poems on the nameless men who fought in Victoria’s name, and his ‘The Private of the Buffs’, like many other pieces, focused on the soldier as an individual, rather than as part of a collective—‘poor, reckless, rude, low-born, 66 Timothy Lovelace, The Artistry and Tradition of Tennyson’s Battle Poetry (New York and London: Routledge, 2003), 165.

Download PDF sample

Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Wrigley

by Ronald

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 32 votes