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Poetry as survival

Author: Gregory Orr
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2002.
Series: Life of poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intended for general readers and for students and scholars of poetry, "Poetry as Survival" is a complex and lucid analysis of the powerful role poetry can play in confronting, surviving, and transcending pain and suffering. Gregory Orr draws from a generous array of sources. He weaves discussions of work by Keats, Dickinson, and Whitman with quotes from three-thousand-year-old Egyptian poems, Inuit songs, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Orr
ISBN: 0820324272 9780820324272 0820324280 9780820324289
OCLC Number: 49285469
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 235 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Everywhere and Always --
pt. 1. The Self, Jeopardy, and Song. 1. Poised on a Mountain Peak, Floating on the Ocean. 2. The Dinner Party and the Sailor at War. 3. The Embodied Self. 4. The Edge as Threshold. 5. Bags Full of Havoc. 6. The Two Survivals. 7. The Powers of Poetry --
pt. 2. Trauma and Transformation. 8. The Dangerous Angel. 9. Convulsive Transformation of the Overculture. 10. Wordsworth and the Permanent Forms. 11. Keats and the Ardor of the Pursuer. 12. Whitman and the Habit of Dazzle. 13. Dickinson and the Brain's Haunted Corridors. 14. Wilfred Owen and the Horrors of War. 15. The Quest and the Dangerous Path. 16. Constellations and Medicine Pouches. App. A. Sacred and Secular Lyric.
Series Title: Life of poetry.
Responsibility: Gregory Orr.
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An analysis of the powerful role poetry can play in confronting, surviving and transcending pain and suffering. Gregory Orr draws on an array of sources, from Keats, Dickinson and Whitman to  Read more...

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