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Refiguring the Muse

Refiguring the Muse Book
Author : Gayle A. Levy
Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release : 1999
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Levy's approach to the subject is twofold. First, she redefines the term "muse" in order to take into account the changes that the word has undergone within the French historical and literary context since the thirteenth century. Then, she shows how the figure of the poetic muse itself changes and begins to be liberated from the nineteenth-century concept that had kept the trope frozen in a passive role.

The Muse Learns to Write

The Muse Learns to Write Book
Author : Eric Alfred Havelock
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780300043822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When oral culture becomes literate, in what way does human consciousness itself change? And how does the new form of communication affect the content and meaning of texts? In this book, one of the most original and penetrating thinkers in Greek studies describes the transformation from orality to literacy in classical times and reflects upon its continued meaning for us today. "Fresh insights into the orality-literacy shift in human consciousness from one who has long been studying this shift in ancient Greece and has now brought his vast learning and reflections to bear on our own times. This book is for a wide audience and calls for thoroughly rethinking current views on language, thought, and society from classical scholarship through modern philosophy, anthropology, and poststructuralism."--Walter J. Ong "All in all, we have in this book the summary statement of one of the great pioneers in the study of oral and literate culture, fascinating in its scope and rewarding in its sophistication. As have his other works, this book will contribute mightily to curing the biases resulting from our own literacy."--J. Peter Denny, Canadian Journal of Linguistics "An extremely useful summary and extension of the revisionist thinking of Eric Havelock, whom most classicists and comparatists would rank among the premier classical scholars of the last three decades. . . . The book presents important (though controversial) ideas in. . . an available format."--Choice

The Muse that Sings

The Muse that Sings Book
Author : Ann McCutchan
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780195168129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Muse That Sings is a collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic creations to the printed page.

Cultivating the Muse

Cultivating the Muse Book
Author : Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου,Don Fowler,The Late Don Fowler
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780199240043
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cultivating the Muse looks beyond the secure and benign images traditionally associated with inspiration in classical literature and scholarship. In contrast to the shapeless collectivity of the Muses in ancient accounts, this collection aspires to redeem their shape in other more vitalforms, closer or more distant incarnations of the ever-elusive maiden. Protagonists -- or victims -- in a complex game of cultural exploration, the alternative Muses and muse-like figures of this book are manipulated, abused, or effaced, but at the same time they also advocate or resist their fatesand explore their own powers of persuasion. Inspiration is here not so much explored in its traditional cultic dimensions, but rather invoked for its capacity to trigger fervent debates about power, desire, knowledge, identity, and gender in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.

Finding the Muse

Finding the Muse Book
Author : Mark Freeman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0521392187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author identifies the problems of artistic creativity and outlines conditions conducive to artistic creation.

The Muse

The Muse Book
Author : Jessie Burton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-07-26
ISBN : 1443444995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the bestselling author of The Miniaturist comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women—a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain—and the powerful mystery that links them together July 1967, Mayfair, London—a painting left propped on the doorstep of the Skelton Gallery is discovered by Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean immigrant newly employed and in thrall with her enigmatic colleague, Marjorie Quick. The painting is rumoured to be the work of Isaac Robles, whose mysterious death at the burgeoning of his artistic powers has confounded the art world for decades. The excitement over the painting is only matched by the tension caused by the conflicting stories of its discovery. Odelle is unsure whom or what to believe as she finds herself drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions. Thirty years earlier, as Spain is on the brink of civil war, Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese Jewish art dealer, follows her parents to Arazuelo, a village in the south rife with unrest. It is here Olive meets Maria Teresita, the young housekeeper, and Maria’s half-brother Isaac Robles, newly returned from the Paris salons, his head full of revolution and dreams of being a painter as famous as Picasso. Both siblings are the illegitimate offspring of the local landowner and have nothing to lose when it comes to exploiting these new guests in their poverty-stricken town. They insinuate themselves into the family, helping to hide Olive’s own artistic talents while Isaac plays at both painting and revolution. The consequences are devastating and echo into the decades to come. In vividly rendered detail, acclaimed and bestselling author Jessie Burton spins a tale of desire, ambition and the ways in which the tides of history inevitably shape and define our lives.

The Muse is Music

The Muse is Music Book
Author : Meta DuEwa Jones
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0252036212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This wide-ranging, ambitiously interdisciplinary study traces jazz's influence on African American poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary spoken word poetry. Examining established poets such as Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and Nathaniel Mackey as well as a generation of up-and-coming contemporary writers and performers, Meta DuEwa Jones highlights the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality within the jazz tradition and its representation in poetry. Applying prosodic analysis to emphasize the musicality of African American poetic performance, she examines the gendered meanings evident in collaborative performances and in the criticism, images, and sounds circulating within jazz cultures. Jones also considers poets who participated in contemporary venues for black writing such as the Dark Room Collective and the Cave Canem Foundation, including Harryette Mullen, Elizabeth Alexander, and Carl Phillips. Incorporating a finely honed discussion of the Black Arts Movement, the poetry-jazz fusion of the late 1950s, and slam and spoken word performance milieus such as Def Poetry Jam, she focuses on jazz and hip hop-influenced performance artists including Tracie Morris, Saul Williams, and Jessica Care Moore. Through attention to cadence, rhythm, and structure, The Muse is Music fills a gap in literary scholarship by attending to issues of gender in jazz and poetry and by analyzing recordings of poets both with and without musical accompaniment. Applying the methodology of textual close reading to a critical "close listening" of American poetry's resonant soundscape, Jones's analyses include exploring the formal innovation and queer performance of Langston Hughes's recorded collaboration with jazz musicians, delineating the relationship between punctuation and performance in the post-soul John Coltrane poem, and closely examining jazz improvisation and hip-hop stylization. An elaborate articulation of the connections between jazz, poetry and spoken word, and gender, The Muse Is Music offers valuable criticism of specific texts and performances and a convincing argument about the shape of jazz and African-American poetic performance in the contemporary era.

Betting on the Muse

Betting on the Muse Book
Author : Charles Bukowski
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 9780061860690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.

Politics and the Muse

Politics and the Muse Book
Author : Adam J. Sorkin
Publisher : Popular Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780879724481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These fourteen original essays on the politics of literature investigate aspects of our understanding of the political muse, with a focus on American writing since World War II. Essays include: “American Literature, Politics, and the Last Good War,” “The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten,” “The Plight of the Left-Wing Screenwriter,” and “Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture.”

The Muse

The Muse Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1827
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smacking The Muse

Smacking The Muse Book
Author : Darin Waugh
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2009-04-12
ISBN : 1435731220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The creative mind contributes so much to our human existence, and having the desire and ability to create is the closest we can come to having super-powers. Often though, the "muse" is hard to control and it needs to be "smacked." This is one of the themes of this book; which also includes personal stories, philosophical thought and even poetry from its author who is a martial artist with over thirty years experience. As a martial artist, Darin Waugh's approach can be hard edged, but by "smacking the muse," he dutifully illustrates how life is made up of creative connections.

The Muse

The Muse Book
Author : Katherine Grey
Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
Release : 2012-05-30
ISBN : 1612171664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Noted poet Blaine Hobson counts the Prince Regent among his patrons. But ever since the socialite he wished to marry took her life, he has been unable to compose a single line of poetry. With a sonnet commissioned by the Regent due in a few weeks, Blaine spends his time alternating between trying to write ... and wishing he had the courage to join his beloved in the grave. Raised in an orphanage with her sister, seamstress Emma Tompkins lives with the guilt of her sibling's death. Accidently finding a suicide note penned by Blaine, she resolves to keep him alive at all costs. Vigilant, she returns each day, pushing her way into his home--and losing her heart. Can Blaine forget his beloved and return the affections of the seamstress? Or once finished with his work, will he cast Emma out of his life forever?

Unveiling the Muse

Unveiling the Muse Book
Author : Howard Philips Smith
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2017-12-18
ISBN : 1496814029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traditional Carnival has been well documented with a vast array of books published on the subject. However, few of them, if any, mention gay Carnival krewes or the role of gay Carnival within the larger context of the season. Howard Philips Smith corrects this oversight with a beautiful, vibrant, and exciting account of gay Carnival. Gay krewes were first formed in the late 1950s, growing out of costume parties held by members of the gay community. Their tableau balls were often held in clandestine locations to avoid harassment. Even by the new millennium, gay Carnival remained a hidden and almost lost history. Much of the history and the krewes themselves were devastated by the AIDS crisis. Whether facing police raids in the 1960s or AIDS in the 1980s, the Carnival krewes always came back each season. A culmination of two decades of research, Unveiling the Muse positions this incredible story within its proper place as an amazing and important facet of traditional Carnival. Based on years of detailed interviews, each of the major gay krewes is represented by an in-depth historical sketch, outlining the founders, moments of brilliance on stage, and a list of all the balls, themes, and royalty. Of critical importance to this history are the colorful ephemera associated with the gay tableau balls. Reproductions of never-before-published brilliantly designed invitations, large-scale commemorative posters, admit cards, and programs add dimension and life to this history. Sketches of elaborate stage sets and costumes as well as photographs of ball costumes and rare memorabilia further enhance descriptions of these tableau balls.

Wrestling with the Muse

Wrestling with the Muse Book
Author : Melba Joyce Boyd
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2004-01-13
ISBN : 0231503644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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And as I groped in darkness and felt the pain of millions, gradually, like day driving night across the continent, I saw dawn upon them like the sun a vision. —Dudley Randall, from "Roses and Revolutions" In 1963, the African American poet Dudley Randall (1914–2000) wrote "The Ballad of Birmingham" in response to the bombing of a church in Alabama that killed four young black girls, and "Dressed All in Pink," about the assassination of President Kennedy. When both were set to music by folk singer Jerry Moore in 1965, Randall published them as broadsides. Thus was born the Broadside Press, whose popular chapbooks opened the canon of American literature to the works of African American writers. Dudley Randall, one of the great success stories of American small-press history, was also poet laureate of Detroit, a civil-rights activist, and a force in the Black Arts Movement. Melba Joyce Boyd was an editor at Broadside, was Randall's friend and colleague for twenty-eight years, and became his authorized biographer. Her book is an account of the interconnections between urban and labor politics in Detroit and the broader struggles of black America before and during the Civil Rights era. But also, through Randall's poetry and sixteen years of interviews, the narrative is a multipart dialogue between poets, Randall, the author, and the history of American letters itself, and it affords unique insights into the life and work of this crucial figure.

Federalizing the Muse

Federalizing the Muse Book
Author : Donna M. Binkiewicz
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2005-12-15
ISBN : 0807863262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The National Endowment for the Arts is often accused of embodying a liberal agenda within the American government. In Federalizing the Muse, Donna Binkiewicz assesses the leadership and goals of Presidents Kennedy through Carter, as well as Congress and the National Council on the Arts, drawing a picture of the major players who created national arts policy. Using presidential papers, NEA and National Archives materials, and numerous interviews with policy makers, Binkiewicz refutes persisting beliefs in arts funding as part of a liberal agenda by arguing that the NEA's origins in the Cold War era colored arts policy with a distinctly moderate undertone. Binkiewicz's study of visual arts grants reveals that NEA officials promoted a modernist, abstract aesthetic specifically because they believed such a style would best showcase American achievement and freedom. This initially led them to neglect many contemporary art forms they feared could be perceived as politically problematic, such as pop, feminist, and ethnic arts. The agency was not able to balance its funding across a variety of art forms before facing serious budget cutbacks. Binkiewicz's analysis brings important historical perspective to the perennial debates about American art policy and sheds light on provocative political and cultural issues in postwar America.

Fishing the Muse

Fishing the Muse Book
Author : Al Sorci
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2004-01-12
ISBN : 9781462813209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Woody Washborns dream is to be artist. Only he doesnt have what it takes. Or does he? By fateful circumstance Woody is suddenly freed from the obligations of the family farm he has come to loathe. Desperate to learn the secret of artistic expression, he ventures off in search of his hero, Ford Sinclair, a modern day Renaissance man not seen or heard from in twenty years. A seemingly farfetched odyssey, it takes the unlikely detective from the sleepy pastures of Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania to jazzy Harlem, ritzy Palm Beach, crazy Key West, a Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico, and starlit Hollywood; and then on to a remote island in the South Pacific. Where at last Woodrow Wilson Washborn IV uncovers the bittersweet truth.

The Muse at Play

The Muse at Play Book
Author : Jan Kwapisz,David Petrain,Mikolaj Szymanski
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 3110270617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers contributions on a range of topics linked by the theme of linguistic play. With its broad spectrum of approaches, the book serves as companion to a fascinating but somewhat neglected area of ancient culture - the domain of the Playful Muse.