Thinking Continental Writing the Planet One Place at a Time

Poetry

Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time by Susan Naramore Maher, Tom Lynch, Drucilla Wall, O. Alan Weltzien
The Famous Ghalib: The Sound of My Moving Pen by Ralph Russell
M. Landa, “Maximilian Voloshin’s Poetic Legacy and the Post-Soviet Russian Identity”
In the Light of Contradiction: Desire in the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca by RobertaAnn Quance
The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse edited by Daniel Karlin

Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time by Susan Naramore Maher, Tom Lynch, Drucilla Wall, O. Alan Weltzien

English | November 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B076J96D5K, ISBN: 0803299583 | 357 Pages | EPUB | 3.14 MB

In response to the growing scale and complexity of environmental threats, this volume collects articles, essays, personal narratives, and poems by more than forty authors in conversation about “thinking continental”—connecting local and personal landscapes to universal systems and processes—to articulate the concept of a global or planetary citizenship.
Reckoning with the larger matrix of biome, region, continent, hemisphere, ocean, and planet has become necessary as environmental challenges require the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Thinking Continental braids together abstract approaches with strands of more-personal narrative and poetry, showing how our imaginations can encompass the planetary while also being true to our own concrete life experiences in the here and now.

The Famous Ghalib: The Sound of My Moving Pen by Ralph Russell

English | July 12th, 2015 | ASIN: B011ROVXGW, ISBN: 9351941078 | 142 Pages | EPUB | 3.75 MB

‘Marion Molteno has mined a substantial corpus of Russell’s writings to string together his most valuable insights into the genre of ghazal… to prepare the uninitiated reader for the final feast of Ghalib’s ghazals in English translation. And what a magnificent feast it is!’ M. Asaduddin, Jamia Millia Islamia
The second edition of Ralph Russell’s critically acclaimed The Famous Ghalib has been put together according to guidance left by the author/translator before his death in 2008.
This book introduces Ghalib to anyone who wants to find out why his poetry has inspired generations of Urdu speakers and many others besides. It explains the form of poetry in which Ghalib wrote, and how he used its symbolism to express his response both to the universal experiences of life and to the times that he himself lived through. With over 200 couplets in Ralph Russell’s translations, alongside the original Urdu – and also transcribed using both English and Hindi scripts, this is a must have for all poetry lovers.
The translations are as concise as the original, matching Ghalib’s intensity with words chosen to convey precise meaning; and they do this in English which flows naturally and with unobtrusive poetic metre.

M. Landa, “Maximilian Voloshin’s Poetic Legacy and the Post-Soviet Russian Identity”

English | 2014 | ISBN: 134969438X, 1137482613 | PDF | pages: 292 | 4.8 mb

Famed and outspoken Russian poet, Maximilian Voloshin’s notoriety has grown steadily since his slow release from Soviet censorship. For the first time, Landa showcases his vast poetic contributions, proving his words to be an overlooked solution both to the political and cultural turmoil engulfing the Soviet Union in the early twentieth century.

In the Light of Contradiction: Desire in the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca by RobertaAnn Quance

English | April 4th, 2010 | ISBN: 1906540446, 9781906540449 | 196 Pages | True PDF | 11.64 MB

In 1926, as a young man of 28 with a growing reputation as an oral poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) toyed with the idea of proving his worth in writing by bringing out a boxed set of three volumes of his verse. Because the Suites , Canciones , and the Poema del cante jondo eventually came out singly (in the case of the Suites , posthumously), readers have not always realised that they formed a single body of work – one which, Lorca himself was surprised to note, has ‘una rarisima unidad’, an odd unity of aims and accomplishment.
This is poetry which takes up the question of desire in progressively depersonalizing ways, and shows modernism coming into being. Through renunciation, by cutting away the personal and the taboo, Lorca created a poetry that, like no other in Europe, stood between the avant-garde and oral traditions, making their contradictions his truth. Roberta Ann Quance is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Queen’s University, Belfast.

The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse edited by Daniel Karlin

English | June 1, 1999 | ISBN: 0140445781, ASIN: B00358VIAA | AZW3 | 928 pages | 1.9 MB

A selection of poetry written and published during the reign of Queen Victoria, 1837-1901
Giving pride of place to Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti, this volume offers generous selections from other major poets such as Arnold, Emily Bronte, Hardy and Hopkins, and makes room for several poem-sequences in their entirety. It is wonderful, too, in its discovery and inclusion of eccentric, dissenting, un-Victorian voices, poets who squarely refuse to “represent” their period. It also includes the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Meredith, James Thomson and Augusta Webster.