A Walking Tour In Southern France

Author : Ezra Pound
ISBN : 0811212238
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Rummaging through his papers in 1958, Ezra Pound came across a cache of notebooks dating back to the summer of 1912, when as a young man he had walked the troubadour landscape of southern France. Pound had been fascinated with the poetry of medieval Provence since his college days. His experiments with the complex lyric forms of Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, and others were included in his earliest books of poems; his scholarly pursuits in the field found their way into The Spirit of Romance (1910); and the troubadour mystique was to become a resonant motif of the Cantos. In the course of transcribing and emending the text of "Walking Tour 1912," editor Richard Sieburth retraced Pound's footsteps along the roads to the troubadour castles. "What this peripatetic editing process...revealed," he writes, "was a remarkably readable account of a journey in search of the vanished voices of Provence that at the same time chronicled Pound's gradual discovery of himself as a modernist poet....""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Walking In France

Author : Sandra Bardwell
ISBN : 1740592433
Genre : Travel
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Follow in pilgrims' footsteps, challenge yourself among spectacular Alpine peaks and glaciers, and wander through idyllic villages, sampling delicious food and wine. This guide puts you on the right track for France's best walks. • detailed descriptions of more than 100 days of walking, from easy strolls to multiday mountain adventures • special features on the classic cross-border Tour du Mont Blanc and the best of the revered Chemin de St-Jacques (Way of St James) pilgrim route • illustrated section on France's wildlife and wildflowers • clear two-colour mops for each walk • the lowdown on transport, accommodation and eating options en route • practical advice on language, navigation and safety
Category: Travel

Walking In The Dordogne

Author : Janette Norton
ISBN : 9781849659314
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Guidebook describes 30 walking routes in France's beautiful Dordogne region, based around Sarlat and Bergerac. This comprehensive guidebook includes all the necessary information for planning and getting the best from your walking in the area.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Walking And The Aesthetics Of Modernity

Author : Klaus Benesch
ISBN : 9781137603647
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book gathers together an array of international scholars, critics, and artists concerned with the issue of walking as a theme in modern literature, philosophy, and the arts. Covering a wide array of authors and media from eighteenth-century fiction writers and travelers to contemporary film, digital art, and artists’ books, the essays collected here take a broad literary and cultural approach to the art of walking, which has received considerable interest due to the burgeoning field of mobility studies. Contributors demonstrate how walking, far from constituting a simplistic, naïve, or transparent cultural script, allows for complex visions and reinterpretations of a human’s relation to modernity, introducing us to a world of many different and changing realities.
Category: Literary Criticism

Going Places

Author : Robert Burgin
ISBN : 9781598849721
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stratified Modernism

Author : Sasha Colby
ISBN : 303911932X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book proposes an alternative modernist tradition, a line of writers captured by the archaeological project and the poetic possibilities it created. This tradition spans from Theophile Gautier's mid-nineteenth-century passion for Egyptology to Charles Olson's literal excavations on the Yucatan peninsula in the 1950s. With attention to the historical development of archaeology, the author argues that the archaeological became a rich site of cultural fantasy, a location where modernity's alternatives could be considered, imagined, and transcribed. These models, taking their cue from new archaeological dynamics, include the ushering of primal intensities into the present, the tapping of the subterranean unconscious, and the decipherment of an original poetic language. Ranging from psychic excavations to the reactivation of political templates, the plumbing of the archaeological landscape became a key posture in modernist development, which the author pursues through the work of both twentieth-century modernists and their nineteenth-century substrata. Ambitious in scope, this book provides a compelling argument about the role of archaeology in the modernist literary imagination and the century-long evolution of the poetics of excavation."
Category: Literary Criticism

Transatlantic Avant Gardes Little Magazines And Localist Modernism

Author : Eric White
ISBN : 9780748681594
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides an alternative account of the modernist transatlanticTransatlantic Avant-Gardes offers a revisionary account of the evolution of twentieth-century modernism. Complimenting recent studies of modernist expatriates, Eric White explores new points of contact between European and American avant-gardes to place 'located' figures such as William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Jean Toomer, and Alfred Kreymborg back into the 'global design' of literary modernism. Focusing on artist-run 'little magazines' (including Others, Contact, The Little Review, Blast, The Dial, Fire!!, and Pagany) and selected fine press publications and mainstream periodicals, White also reconsiders the boundaries that traditionally divide modernist literature into 'exile' and 'localist', or 'regionalist' and 'cosmopolitan', factions. Thus, the book proposes a version of localist modernism that prioritises issues of geographic and textual 'location' to deliver a 'networked' approach to American modernism in the transatlantic context. Combining literary-historical, textual, and cultural criticism, Transatlantic Avant-Gardes provides a new reading of the specialised literary networks that interrogated the relationship between geographic place, textual space and national identity in the modernist transatlantic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lark In The Morning

Author : Robert Kehew
ISBN : 0226429326
Genre : Poetry
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Robert Kehew augments his own verse translations with those of Pound & Snodgrass, to provide a collection that captures both the poetic pyrotechnics of the original verse & the astonishing variety of troubadour voices.
Category: Poetry

Juniper Fuse

Author : Clayton Eshleman
ISBN : 9780819566058
Genre : Art
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A commanding meditation on the development of early human imagination.
Category: Art