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Many gods and many voices : the role of the prophet in English and American modernism

Author: Louis Lohr Martz
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Many Gods and Many Voices distinguished scholar Louis L. Martz addresses works by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, H. D., and D. H. Lawrence, with brief treatment of the relation of Pound's Cantos to Joyce's Ulysses. In a graceful, lucid style, Martz argues that a prophetic tradition is represented in the Cantos, The Waste Land, Paterson, and H. D.'s Trilogy and Helen in Egypt, along with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: D H Lawrence; D H Lawrence
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Lohr Martz
ISBN: 0826211488 9780826211484
OCLC Number: 876629437
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Louis L. Martz.

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This study argues that biblical prophecy, with its mingling of poetry and prose and its abrupt shifts from violent denunciation to exalted poetry, provides a precedent for some modernist works that  Read more...

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Martz addresses works by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, H. D., and D. H. Lawrence, with brief treatment of the relation of Pound\'s Cantos to Joyce\'s Ulysses. In a graceful, lucid style, Martz argues that a prophetic tradition is represented in the Cantos, The Waste Land, Paterson, and H. D.\'s Trilogy and Helen in Egypt, along with Lawrence\'s Plumed Serpent and the second version of Lady Chatterley\'s Lover. Pound\'s often- cited view that an epic is a poem that \"includes history\" does not define epic alone, for the books of biblical prophecy also contain history: the history of Israel\'s misdeeds and continuous redemption. On the other hand, Martz suggests that the term prophecy should not be limited to works that foretell the future, arguing that the biblical prophet is concerned primarily with the present. The prophet is a reformer, a denouncer of evil, as well as a seer of possible redemption. 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