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The Witness of Poetry

The Witness of Poetry

  • Author: Czeslaw Milosz
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674953833
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 121
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Essays discuss the isolation of the poet, the tension between classicism and realism, the impact of reductionism, and the state of poetry in Europe

Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001

Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001

  • Author: Carolyn Forché,Duncan Wu
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393347664
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 704
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A groundbreaking anthology containing the work of poets who have witnessed war, imprisonment, torture, and slavery. A companion volume to Against Forgetting, Poetry of Witness is the first anthology to reveal a tradition that runs through English-language poetry. The 300 poems collected here were composed at an extreme of human endurance—while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death. All bear witness to historical events and the irresistibility of their impact. Alongside Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, this volume includes such writers as Anne Askew, tortured and executed for her religious beliefs during the reign of Henry VIII; Phillis Wheatley, abducted by slave traders; Samuel Bamford, present at the Peterloo Massacre in 1819; William Blake, who witnessed the Gordon Riots of 1780; and Samuel Menashe, survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. Poetry of Witness argues that such poets are a perennial feature of human history, and it presents the best of that tradition, proving that their work ranks alongside the greatest in the language.

The Witness of the Psalms to Christ and Christianity

The Witness of the Psalms to Christ and Christianity

Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1876 on the Foundation of the Late Rev. John Bampton

  • Author: William Alexander
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 312
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Against Forgetting

Against Forgetting

Twentieth-century Poetry of Witness

  • Author: Carolyn Forché
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393309768
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 812
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Modern poems deal with genocide, wars, revolutions, the Holocaust, political repression, apartheid, and the democracy movement in China

The Witness of the Stars

The Witness of the Stars

  • Author: Ethelbert William Bullinger
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602060460
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 296
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Draws on astronomy, celestial charts, and biblical quotes to argue that existence of God's word can be found within the movements and configurations of the stars.

Witness and Memory

Witness and Memory

The Discourse of Trauma

  • Author: Ana Douglass,Thomas A. Vogler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136073620
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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This is a collection within the anthropology of violence and witness studies, a discipline inaugurated in the 1980s. It accomplishes a tight focus while tackling seemingly disparate topics: from Rigoberat Menchu to O.J. Simpson, and from feminist poetry to Hiroshima Mon Amour. With approaches ranging from anthropological and historical to literary and philosophical, this collection is engaging in both subject matter and writing style.

Love's Witness

Love's Witness

Five Centuries of Love Poetry by Women

  • Author: Jill Hollis
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780786715060
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 334
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Collecting verse from the last five hundred years on the joys, sorrows, and mysteries of the love relationship, this fun, insightful book includes the work of Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, George Eliot, and Queen Elizabeth I, among others. Reprint.

Testimony to Otherwise: the Witness of Elijah

Testimony to Otherwise: the Witness of Elijah

The Witness of Elijah and Elisha

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • ISBN: 9780827236707
  • Category: Religion
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The Bible and its preaching are for every generation urgent and indispensable, but they are especially urgent today. Within the preaching of Elijah and Elisha lie the possibilities and inspiration for the church to recover its voice in a way that is unfettered and unencumbered by old habits. It is the chance, and the responsibility, of this new voice to replicate in the present life of the church alternatives underway in the biblical text itself, to show that life "could be otherwise, " and to make it so. Considering these narratives canonically, Walter Brueggemann shows how the memories of Elijah and Elisha took on a quality and authority of lasting testimony. They exhibit a world profoundly open to the gifts, energies, and visions given by God. Brueggemann shows how such prophetic narratives summon listening Israel to a radical either/or decision, endlessly insisting that there are choices to be made that hold options for the world as otherwise.

César Vallejo: The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence

César Vallejo: The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence

  • Author: Jean Franco
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521210631
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 296
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This is the first full-length study in English of the Peruvian poet, César Vallejo (1892-1938). Franco explores limitations on the poet's freedom of speech, and goes on to explore Vallejo's later poetry, which gestures towards the tentative nature of humanity and civilisation that gives the poetry its abiding relevance.