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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Walt Whitman Œuvres principales Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Whitman naquit le dans une ferme près de l'actuelle South Huntington, Long Island. Après deux ans d'apprentissage, Whitman se rendit à New York pour y travailler dans différents ateliers d'imprimerie. Les années 1840 virent les premiers fruits de son long travail sur les mots, avec la publication d'un certain nombre de nouvelles à partir de 1841 et du roman Franklin Evans publié à New York un an plus tard, qui faisait partie du mouvement en faveur de la tempérance. La première édition de Leaves of Grass fut auto-publiée en 1855, l'année même où le père de Whitman rendit l'âme. Après la guerre de Sécession, Walt Whitman fut engagé au Department of the Interior (ministère de l'intérieur) en tant que clerc. À sa septième édition en 1881, le recueil de poèmes s'était épaissi. Whitman mourut le et fut inhumé au cimetière d'Harleigh, sous une tombe conçue par lui.

Dead Poets Society Plot[edit] Neil Perry, Todd Anderson, Knox Overstreet, Charlie Dalton, Richard Cameron, Steven Meeks, and Gerard Pitts are senior students of the Welton Academy, an elite prep school, whose ethos is defined by the headmaster Gale Nolan as "tradition, honor, discipline and excellence". The teaching methods of their new English teacher, John Keating, are unorthodox by Welton standards, including whistling the 1812 Overture and taking them out of the classroom to focus on the idea of carpe diem. He tells the students that they may call him "O Captain! Due to self-consciousness, Todd fails to complete a writing assignment and Keating takes him through an exercise in self-expression, realizing the potential he possesses. At the request of Neil's parents, the headmaster launches an investigation. The boys return to English class, now being taught by Nolan, who instructs the boys to read the introductory essay only to find that they had all ripped it out. Cast[edit] Reception[edit] Versions[edit]

E. E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings (in the style of some of his poems—see name and capitalization, below), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. Life[edit] i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes From "i thank You God for most this amazing" (1950) Early years[edit] Edward Estlin Cummings was born into a Unitarian family, son of Edward Cummings and Rebecca Haswell Clarke. Cummings wanted to be a poet from childhood and wrote poetry daily aged eight to 22, exploring assorted forms. The war years[edit] Post-war years[edit]

Walt Whitman, Wendell Barry, and the Workings of an Agrarian Poet | The Walt Whitman Blog / Transnational Poetry As we begin to look at the national and international poets and writers inspired by Walt Whitman, it has become even more clear to me the vast influence cast by Walt Whitman upon 19th and 20th century literature. Since I started taking this class I have found bits and pieces of Whitman throughout my readings. Whether these writers are actually inspired by Whitman, of if Professor Vander Zee has just made me so paranoid about looking for Whitman references that I see them in my sleep, I may never know; however, while I was reading one of my favorite poets, Wendell Berry, I could not help but be overcome by the Whitmanian style of his poems. (Not to mention the similarity in dress as seen in the pictures above) In a sense, I feel as if Berry, a contemporary Agrarian poet who still lives on his farm in Kentucky, embodies Whitman’s cry for the purpose of the American Poet. In the preface to Leaves of Grass, Whitman states:

Charles Olson Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970) was a second generation American modernist poet who was a link between earlier figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance. Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the language school, include Olson as a primary and precedent figure. He described himself not so much as a poet or writer but as "an archeologist of morning." Life[edit] Olson was born to Karl Joseph and Mary Hines Olson. and grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where his father worked as a mailman. In 1941, Olson moved to New York and joined Constance "Connie" Wilcock in civil marriage, together having one child, Katherine. Work[edit] Early writings[edit] Olson's first book, Call Me Ishmael (1947), a study of Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, was a continuation of his M.A. thesis from Wesleyan University.[6]

Paterson (poem) Set of first editions Paterson is a poem by influential modern American poet William Carlos Williams. The poem is composed of five books and a fragment of a sixth book. The five books of Paterson were published separately in 1946, 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1958, and the entire work collected under one cover in 1963. Williams saw the poet as a type of reporter who relays the news of the world to the people. I started to make trips to the area. The Poetry Foundation's biography on Williams notes the following source: With roots in his [short] 1926 poem [also entitled] "Paterson," Williams took the city as "my 'case' to work up. While writing the poem, Williams struggled to find ways to incorporate the real world facts obtained during his research in preparation for its writing. The Poetry Foundation biography on Williams notes the following critical response to Williams' Modernist epic: [Williams biographer James] Breslin reported "reception of the poem never exactly realized his hopes for it."

Dieter Roth Dieter Roth (April 21, 1930 – June 5, 1998) was a Swiss artist best known for his artist's books, editioned prints, sculptures, and works made of found materials, including rotting food stuffs.[1] He was also known as Dieter Rot and Diter Rot. The dark undertone and furious, obsessive energy of his work ultimately separated him from many of the more lighthearted Fluxus artists. Perhaps despite himself, he was a fluent draftsman and expert printmaker, and his drawings and prints contained his wild energy within peculiarly virtuosic forms. Compared to the innumerable self-described artists of the last several decades who faked their way through his sort of work, Mr. Roth was the genuine item.[1] Biography[edit] Bok, (Book) 1958; Section of an Artist's Book; Coloured cards die-cut to reveal pages underneath. Early life[edit] He was born Karl-Dietrich Roth in Hannover, the first of three sons. The family moved to Bern in 1947, where Roth began an apprenticeship in commercial art. 1960s[edit]

Web Sound :: Audio By Visual Artists, TELLUS 21 Audio By Visual Artists, TELLUS 21 Joseph Beuys - "Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne", 1970, Mazzotta Editions, Milan, 33 rpm, 500 copies. (excerpt 2:00) [hide/show playlist] Joseph Beuys - "Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne", 1970, Mazzotta Editions, Milan, 33 rpm, 500 copies. Maurice Lemaître - "Lettre Rock", 1958. Fillippo Tomasso Marinetti - "La Battaglia di Adrianopoli", 1926. Raoul Hausmann - "Poémes Phonetiques" (1919-1943) 45 rpm, Paris Ou Magazine, 25-26, 1966. (3:50) Antonio Russolo - "Corale", "Serenata", 1924, Musica Futurista, organized by Daniel Lombardi, Fonit Cetra. (2:31) Marcel Duchamp - Some texts from "A l'infinitif" (1912-20). Kurt Schwitters - "Die Sonate in Urlauten" (1919-32). Lawrence Weiner - "Having Been Done At / Having Been Done To, Essendo Stato Fatto A", 1973 Sperone-Fischer Edition, Roma 33 rpm. George Brecht - "Comb Music (Comb Event)" 1959-62. Patrick Ireland - "Vowel Drawing", 1967. Richard Huelsenbeck - "Four Poems from Phantastiche Gebete". 1916. Joan Jonas - "The Anchor Stone", 1988.