12 Essential Types of Poetry by Dictionary.com. Slideshow 12 Essential Types of Poetry [son-it] The sonnet, from the Italian sonetto meaning “little song,” is one of the better-known forms of poetry.
Project Alexandria. Will Book Publishers Ever Start Fact-checking? The Art and Business of Book Covers. When I moved out of my previous home, I donated more than three-fourths of my book collection because I was moving into a tiny space.
I had no logical process for deciding which books I kept. Some were sentimental, with handwritten notes written inside; others were souvenirs I bought during my travels. These books seemed obvious to keep. Yet I was also inclined to keep hardcovers I’d never read or even opened, simply because the covers were attractive. Nigel Warburton on What makes a piece o... This is a great question.
You might think that what makes fiction fiction is that it’s fictional. And non-fiction, well, that’s easy: it’s the true stuff. But it’s nothing like as simple as that. Can Reading Make You Happier? Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence.
I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of being given a reading “prescription.” I’ve generally preferred to mimic Virginia Woolf’s passionate commitment to serendipity in my personal reading discoveries, delighting not only in the books themselves but in the randomly meaningful nature of how I came upon them (on the bus after a breakup, in a backpackers’ hostel in Damascus, or in the dark library stacks at graduate school, while browsing instead of studying). But the session was a gift, and I found myself unexpectedly enjoying the initial questionnaire about my reading habits that the bibliotherapist, Ella Berthoud, sent me.
Bibliotherapy is a very broad term for the ancient practice of encouraging reading for therapeutic effect. Pascale Petit on Why read poetry? If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry Emily Dickinson At Bridlington Poetry Festival’s Writing from Prisons event last weekend, ex-offenders were eloquent about the importance of poetry in their lives.
Sophie Barton-Hawkins, who started writing and reading poetry in prison, told the audience “Poetry stopped me from self-harming. It was a way for me to pick apart the feelings I couldn’t understand”. When I asked her afterwards how poetry helped her, she explained that she couldn’t tell anyone how she felt because that would be considered weak, but in a poem it felt safe and strong. I also learnt that in prisons poetry books are so coveted they are the first to be stolen from the library. The Greek poet George Seferis said poetry should be “strong enough to help”.
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Rayor, with an introduction and notes by André Lardinois Cambridge University Press, 173 pp., $70.00. Narwhalsareunderwaterunicorns: anglofile: ... Shakespeare: Sonnets. Pop Sonnets. Why We (Mostly) Stopped Messing With Shakespeare’s Language. Theprettygoodgatsby: my favorite part of hamlet... Ceebee-eebee: xshiromorix: ... 6. Ode. Arthur O'Shaughnessy. Modern British Poetry. 600. She walks in Beauty. George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron. The Oxford Book of English Verse. V43N4.pdf (application/pdf Object)
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Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe: Dominated by Humor, Not Terror. Reinventing your idea of Poe.
On January 19th, we celebrate the 205th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. The Strange Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe’s Hair. Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, painted from a daguerreotype after his death by Oscar Halling in 1868.
Dracula and Bram Stoker – a novelist’s review. By Ann Victoria Roberts 'Dracula' cover 1909 edition Would Bram Stoker recognise the characters in Sky’s new TV series? A Blood-Thirsty Gentleman. Some characters seem to grow more real than their creators, and perhaps no villain better exemplifies this than Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. Growing up as both an aspiring writer and an inveterate lover of all things gory, I loved knowing that it was possible to create a character who would enjoy the same kind of fame.
Even better was the legend, first put forth by the author’s son, that Bram Stoker’s Dracula, had been inspired by a nightmare Stoker experienced after eating too much crab. This, I thought, was very good news. I too wanted to write a story like this one, which had scared people—including me—for centuries. Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2015. If it is true that the child is father to the man, then no poet disavowed his paternity as successfully as T.S. Eliot ’10, A.M. ’11, Litt.D. ’47. Looking at the severe, bespectacled face of the elderly poet on the cover of his Complete Poems and Plays, it is hard to imagine that he was ever young. ‘The World Is Full of Obvious Things’: A Sherlock Holmes Reading List.
Sherlock Holmes feels uncannily contemporary these days — from his dizzying array of post-hipsterish quirks (Cocaine user! These 10 Classic Novels Were Once Banned in the USA. Language, violence, sex or even just anti-Americanism can result in a book banned in the United States. Due to the federal nature of government, each state or county can introduce its own bans, meaning classic literary works have found themselves outlawed by overzealous officials across the country. The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Jorge Luis Borges in New York. The Deadly Art of Double Deception by Jon O. Newman. Carson McCullers: The Lonely Hunter. The Rumpus Interview With Chinelo Okparanta.