Description From the former U. Selbst nach zehn Jahren gibt sich Matthew immer noch die Schuld am Unfalltod seines Bruders. A little book on form: an exploration into the formal imagination of poetry. I originally saw it on a bookstore shelf and picked it up because, while I read and enjoy poetry, I've never actually studied it, so I thought this might help make up for my lack of college lit classes; I was not wrong. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, an illuminating dissection of poetic form, traditional and modern, for students, enthusiasts, and newcomers alike In addition to his magisterial poetry, Robert Hass is beloved for his incisive, meditative criticism. His approach singularly employs postmodern perspectives on shape, thought, feeling, content, and movement, calling on Catullus and Allen Ginsberg, Issa and Czeslaw Milosz.
There are much shorter chapters on other forms, like sestinas, prose poems, etc. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. Begunb as a project for students of poetry, A Little Book on Form is anything but—Hass investigates the ancient roots of the poetic impulse, taking a wide-ranging look at the most intense experience of human thought and feeling in language. But read again I most certainly shall, because there is a lot to learn here.
Starting with the exploration of a single line as the basic gesture of a poem, and moving into an examination of the essential expressive gestures that exist inside forms, Hass goes beyond approaching form as a set of traditional rules that precede composition, and instead offers penetrating insight into the true openness and instinctiveness of formal creation. If you're strictly looking for examples of forms, this is a useful handbook. A Little Book on Form is a rousing reexamination of our longest lasting mode of literature from one of our greatest living poets. And you get Hass's opinions of same. It wasn't until the very end that I finally accepted that Hass was offering a richly annotated reference work and not a true introductory guide to the subject of poetic form.
He thinks haiku could be a one-line form that is conventionally presented as three lines in English translation. Not quite a little book, and not quite the font of revelation I'd hoped it would be, either. The examples within range from classics by Frost to lesser known to this reader ghazals and what is easily my favorite poetry from C. His approach singularly employs postmodern perspectives on shape, thought, feeling, content, and movement, calling on Catullus and Allen Ginsberg, Issa and Czeslaw Milosz. Posts include profiles from presenting communities in New York, California, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, New Orleans, Tucson, and Washington D.
Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Hass is a learned man and all, a guy who might teach you how to scan poetry properly, if that's your thing, but it was all a bit too academic for my tastes. Hass into my own personal how-to-write-poetry guide, an essential handbook for training my own intuitive imaginings. It may be that he does not get too far from the hands-on craft that he is a master of. Begun as a project for students of poetry, A Little Book is anything but—Hass investigates the ancient roots of the poetic impulse, taking a wide-ranging look at the most intense experience of human thought and feeling in language.
It is the world stripped bare. He includes the greats—Bashõ, Dickinson, Rudaki, Shakespeare—and a wealth of lesser-known talents. I felt like I was attending his Iowa workshop where I understand Hass once taught this material. As this volume draws on a wide range of writers from many backgrounds, it allows the myriad voices to engage with one another across differences in race, gender, and ethnicity. The presence of those two items would have bumped my review up one star.
« Lena Dunham Rebecca Solnit ist eine der wichtigsten feministischen Denkerinnen unserer Zeit. Interesting and instructive in parts, especially in the beginnings when Hass riffs on numbers, it also gets bogged down in lists, extensive quotations, assignments etc that keep this from being something less than a handbook or instruction manual let alone an argument about form. Unterstützt wird er von seiner ebenso patenten wie resoluten Ehefrau und seinem Hund Bock - Bock wie Boccaccio. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken. I will offer only this idiosyncratic observation: the book's subtitle irks me. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. Denn Matthew leidet an Schizophrenie.
Doch nun ist er Mitte fünfzig und erkennt, dass ihn die Lebensmuster seiner wunderbar scheußlichen Eltern längst eingeholt haben. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung. Lots of interesting bits though. Matthew Homes ist ein begnadeter Erzähler und Patient der Psychiatrischen Klinik in Bristol. Doch eigentlich ist Simon für ihn gar nicht tot — und Matthew auch kein gewöhnlicher 19-Jähriger.