Poetry and Mindfulness Interruption to a Journey

Poetry

Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert by Kathryn Oliver Mills
Victorian Poets: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Reader) edited by Valentine Cunningham
Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey By Bryan Walpert
Letters of Blood and Other Works in English by Goran Printz-Pahlson
Samantha King, “Born to Love, Cursed to Feel”

Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert by Kathryn Oliver Mills

2013 | ISBN: 1611494923, 1611493943 | English | 200 pages | EPUB | 0.3 MB

In Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert, Kathryn Oliver Mills argues that despite the enduring celebrity of Baudelaire and Flaubert, their significance to modern art has been miscast and misunderstood. To date, literary criticism has paid insufficient attention to these authors’ literary form and their socio-cultural context. In addition, critical literature has not always adequately integrated individual works to each author’s broader oeuvre: on the one hand critics do not often maintain rigorous distinctions among texts when discussing Baudelaire and Flaubert, and on the other hand scholars of Baudelaire and Flaubert have not consistently considered the relationship of individual texts to either writer’s corpus. Furthermore, critical focus has been on the modernity of Les Fleurs du mal, Madame Bovary, and L’Education Sentimentale. Addressing these lacunae in scholarship, Mills puts forth the argument that Baudelaire’s collection of prose poems, Le Spleen de Paris, and Flaubert’s short, poetic tales, Trois contes, best embody the modern aesthetic that Baudelaire develops in Le Peintre de la vie moderne and that Flaubert elaborates in his correspondence. Formal Revolution places these relatively less well-known but last published works in relationship with the artistic goals of their authors, showing that Baudelaire and Flaubert were both acutely aware of the need to launch a new form of literature in order to literally “come to terms with” the dramatic changes transforming the nineteenth-century into the Modern Age. More specifically, Formal Revolution demonstrates that for Baudelaire and Flaubert the formal project of fusing prose with poetry—as poetic prose in the case of Flaubert, as poetry in prose in the case of Baudelaire—was crucial to their mission of “painting modern life.” This work concludes that experimentation with literary form represents these two seminal writers’ major legacy to modernity; suggests that the twentieth-century might have gone too far down that road; and speculates about the future direction of literature. The modernity of Baudelaire and Flaubert, still relevant today but often taken for granted, needs to be reexamined in light of the cultural, formal, and contextual considerations that inform Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert.

Victorian Poets: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Reader) edited by Valentine Cunningham

English | March 17, 2014 | ISBN: 0631199136, 0631199144 | EPUB | 442 pages | 1 MB

Victorian Poets: A Critical Reader features a collection of critical essays focusing on various aspects of Victorian-era poetry from the 1830s to the 1890s.
Presents key criticism on Victorian poetry
Features contributions from a variety of scholars in the field
Illustrates the full range of critical approaches to the Victorian poets, including attention to texts, words, forms, modes, and sub-genres
Offers fresh reinterpretations, many driven by contemporary ideological interests, including gender questions, selfhood, and body issues

Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey By Bryan Walpert

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 133 Pages | ISBN : 3319686801 | 2.48 MB

At a time when the Humanities are under threat, this book offers a defense of poetry within the context of growing interest in mindfulness in business, health care, and education. The book argues that the benefits and insights mindfulness provides are also cultivated by the study of poetry. These benefits include a focus on the present, the ability to see through scripts and habits, a rethinking of subjectivity, and the development of ecological or systems thinking
Bryan Walpert employs close readings of traditional and experimental poetry and draws on scientific studies of the effects of mindfulness or reading literature on the brain. It argues the skills that poetry, like mindfulness, cultivates are useful beyond the page or classroom and ultimately are necessary to engage with such global issues as the environmental crisis.

Letters of Blood and Other Works in English by Goran Printz-Pahlson

English | Nov. 30, 2011 | ISBN: 1906924562 | 264 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This collection brings together for the first time select works in English by the major Swedish modernist poet and critic Göran Printz-Påhlson. It was Printz-Påhlson who introduced poetic modernism to Scandinavia, and his essays and poems delve deeply into English, American, and continental modernist traditions. As well as “Letters of Blood”, the collection includes the full text of “The Words of the Tribe”, a major statement on modern poetics, in which Printz-Påhlson explores the significance of primitivism in Romanticism and Modernism, and the nature of metaphor and literary materialism. The collection also includes essays on style, irony, realism, and the relationship between historical drama and historical fiction, as well as studies of American poetry. Printz-Påhlson’s poetry in English continues to explore these themes by different, often surprisingly innovative, means.

Samantha King, “Born to Love, Cursed to Feel”

2017 | ISBN-10: 1449480950 | 160 pages | EPUB | 9 MB

For fans of r.h. Sin comes a new voice, Samantha King’s raw, relatable poetry both celebrates love and mourns the human “curse to feel.” Her verse transports readers to the most private reaches of love and longing.
Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is about love—the good, the bad, and the confusing. It touches on morals and how when emotions are involved it’s not as black and white. The poetry is frequently written in a narrative manner that evocatively pulls you in and makes you feel. This book is about falling in love, bad decisions, and ultimately growth. The essence of it all is to show that no matter how far one falls all the mistakes don’t have to be what defines them.
* Samantha King has 83,000 Instagram followers
* Samantha King is the girlfriend of R.H. Sin whose Twitter account has 635,000 followers, including Jim Gaffigan and Calvin Reid of PW; Her Instagram has 350,000 followers, including Rhonda Rousey
* R.H. Sin will use his social media following by promoting this book and Samantha King’s poetry
* A book you can give to a friend or loved one to help them through the tumultuous trials of life and love