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Hearing things : the work of sound in literature

Author: Angela Leighton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.
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Hearing Things is a meditation on sound's work in literature. Drawing on the writings of critics and philosophers but especially on the comments of many poets and novelists who have pointed to the role of the ear in writing and reading, it offers a reconsideration of literature itself as an exercise in hearing things. Ranging from Alfred Tennyson to Alice Oswald, Virginia Woolf to Marilynne Robinson, Walter de la  Read more...
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Leighton, Angela, 1954-
Hearing things.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017051393
(OCoLC)1006452665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Leighton
ISBN: 9780674985360 0674985362
OCLC Number: 1030578588
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Sound's work: an introduction --
Listening thresholds --
Tennyson's hum --
Humming Tennyson: Christina Rossetti and Virginia Woolf --
Pennies and horse-play: W.B. Yeats's recalls --
"Coo-ee:" calling Walter de la Mare, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost --
A book, a face, a phantom: Walter de la Mare's "The green room" --
Hearing something: Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorie Graham --
"Wherever you listen from:" W.S. Graham's art of the letter --
Incarnations in the ear: hearing presence in Les Murray --
Justifying time in ticks and tocks --
Poetry's knowing: so what do we know?
Responsibility: Angela Leighton.
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Drawing on the writings of critics and philosophers and on the comments of poets and novelists who have pointed to the role of the ear in writing and reading, Angela Leighton offers a reconsideration  Read more...

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[Full] of immense grace and critical intelligence...A book about beauty and a perhaps unfashionable defense of the beautiful as a reason for poems to exist.--Seamus Perry"Times Literary Supplement" Read more...

 
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