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Rees-Jones, Deryn

Works: 17 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 2,267 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR605.W6, 821.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deryn Rees-Jones
Contemporary women's poetry : reading/writing/practice by Alison Mark( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers the reader an opportunity to engage with works and issues in late 20th-century women's poetry from two perspectives: that of the poets themselves, and that of literary criticism
Carol Ann Duffy by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning Duffy's career from her early development & involvement with the Liverpool poets in the 1970s, through to the poet's most recent collection, Rees-Jones acknowledges the important of her popular appeal but also makes a case for Duffy as a serious & important poet who engages with key issues of gender & identity
Modern women poets( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology that draws together the work of women poets from Britain, Ireland and America as one version of a history of women's poetic writing, while not isolating women's writing from its intersection with the work of male contemporaries. It allows the reader to trace women's negotiations with one another's work
Consorting with angels : essays on modern women poets by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pioneering study, Deryn Rees-Jones argues that the poetic traditions of the 20th century must be radically re-thought in light of the formal and thematic experimentation of three generations of women poets
Writing Liverpool : essays and interviews by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger McGough, Levi Tafari, Willy Russell, Terence Davies, James Hanley, George Garrett, J.G. Farrell, Brian Patten, Adrian Henri, Beryl Bainbridge, Jimmy McGovern, Alan Bleasdale, Helen Forrester, Lyn Andrews, Margaret Murphy, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell... no matter what the genre Liverpool seems to have generated some of the most provocative and interesting writers of the last seventy-five years. Intended to mark and celebrate Liverpool?s 800th birthday in 2007 and its status as European City of Culture in 2008, this collection of essays and interviews addresses the wide range of writing
Burying the wren by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Burying the Wren Deryn Rees-Jones returns to familiar preoccupations but with a new clarity and maturity of vision. With intense lyricism she calls on the Roethkean 'small things' of the universe -- truffles, slugs, trilobites, birds, stones, feathers, flowers, eggs -- which, mysterious, and magical as well as ordinary -- she sets up against loss. Her sequence of 'Dogwoman' poems, which draws on the work of artist Paula Rego, is a an extended elegy to her late husband, the poet and critic Michael Murphy. Above all these are poems of the body, "...the blue heartstopping pulse at the wrist"
The memory tray by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs round a dead body by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Signs Round a Dead Body is the follow-up to Deryn Rees-Jones's widely acclaimed first collection, The Memory Tray. Her humour, sharp technique and preoccupation with the dilemmas of women are as apparent as ever, but there is now a more intense personal focus. Love, in all its permutations, suffuses this book, and sensuous details abound: from poems like 'Making Out' and 'From His Coy Mistress', about the fears and vacillations of love, to the disillusionment of the Nerudian 'Songs of Despair'. Informed by a sensibility at once passionate, intelligent and ironic, this new collection confirms Rees-Jones's place at the forefront of contemporary poetry."--Jacket
Quiver by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And you, Helen by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consorting with angels : modern women poets by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falls & finds by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining helen thomas by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anxiety and role : four postwar women poets by Deryn Rees-Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body in mind : meanings and metaphors of female anatomy and the quest for creative identity in women's poetry, with special attention to the work of Medbh McGuckian by Deryn Rees-Jones( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Podmiot w odwrocie : nauka, natura, kobiecość i proces poetycki by Deryn Rees-Jones( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Burning the foxes : the dialectics of Ted Hughes by Daniel O'Connor( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the dialectics at the heart of Ted Hughes's work. There is no single dialectic that forms a master-narrative, but they are all nonetheless structured around Hughes's idea of man as divorced from his 'true nature'. This divorce establishes oppositional ideas such as intellect against instinct, man against nature, man against woman and language against truth. I argue that Hughes critiques these oppositional tendencies throughout his career, either by taking sides or trying to find a synthesis between ostensibly oppositional stances. One of these dialectics, intellect against instinct, poses a direct challenge to the act of literary criticism in the form of the foundational myth of Hughes's poetic career. This is his dream of the 'burnt fox', where the fox leaves a bloody paw print on his undergraduate essay as a warning to the damaging effect that such 'rational' thinking has on the creative spirit. Part of my purpose in this thesis is to show that, on the contrary, the mode of thinking that Hughes dismisses (including what he calls the 'tyrant's whisper' - Continental Theory) is not only conducive to reading his work, but parallels the kind of thinking that takes place in his poems. As such, the work of Jacques Lacan plays an important role in this thesis in regards to the structuring Hughes's delineation of the split subject in relation to language and the other. This thesis is not a Lacanian reading of Hughes per se, but finds congruities in their work as a means of addressing Hughes's poems. Accordingly, Followers of Lacan such as Slavoj Žižek, Eric Santner and Teresa Brennan prove similarly useful in this regard, as each offers ways of thinking that are correlative to Hughes. The chapters of this thesis follow the progression of Hughes's career. Chapter One investigates his early interest in how man's relationship with nature can be represented in language through animal symbolism. Chapter Two examines Crow (1970/1) at length, arguing that the collection is the crux of Hughes's work in that it contemplates almost all of the dialectics that emerge from his understanding of man as divorced from his 'true nature'. The third chapter follows his poetry of mourning and melancholia during the early to mid 1970s, as Hughes goes from abandoning English altogether in his experiments with Orghast (1971) to creating a vision of the Goddess in the mystical sequences of Gaudete (1977) and Cave Birds (1978). This is followed in Chapter Four by a discussion of how Hughes resolves some of his dialectical thinking by returning to animal and landscape poetry in Remains of Elmet (1978), Moortown (1979) and River (1983). Chapter Five takes advantage of his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1984 and publication of his parable of Englishness, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being (1992), to take a slight diversion and address his dialectic of nationhood. Finally, Chapter Six examines how Hughes's final collection, Birthday Letters, relates back to his poetry of mourning and melancholia (looking at Crow in particular) and ultimately to the central concern of this thesis: Hughes's dialectical idea of the 'true self'
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English (75)

Polish (1)

Carol Ann DuffyModern women poetsConsorting with angels : essays on modern women poetsWriting Liverpool : essays and interviewsThe memory traySigns round a dead bodyQuiverConsorting with angels : modern women poets