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Poems My Father Taught Me, Carol Ann Johnston Oct 2001

Poems My Father Taught Me, Carol Ann Johnston

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Once, when you poked your garden hose
into a basket of geraniums hanging
from the eave, out twirled
a shining gray body,
a frosty, fanged mouth.


Epigram, Adrienne Su Apr 2001

Epigram, Adrienne Su

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Travelers And Tourists: Rules Of Engagement In William Mcilvanney's Detective Fiction, Robert P. Winston Jan 2001

Travelers And Tourists: Rules Of Engagement In William Mcilvanney's Detective Fiction, Robert P. Winston

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William McIlvanney has written three mysteries which revolve around the Glaswegian police detective, Jack Laidlaw.1 In each McIlvanney uses his versions of the detective novel to celebrate the continuing richness and diversity of Glasgow even as he depicts the struggles of his protagonist and his fellow citizens against a spreading anomie produced by Glasgow's battered economy and Scotland's anomalous position, both politically and culturally, in the predevolution United Kingdom. The passion of McIlvanney's social mission is clear from the terms he uses to describe his work. For example, in 1989, while discussing his collection of short ...


Heavenly Perspectives, Mirrors Of Eternity: Thomas Traherne's Yearning Subject, Carol Ann Johnston Jan 2001

Heavenly Perspectives, Mirrors Of Eternity: Thomas Traherne's Yearning Subject, Carol Ann Johnston

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The chance appearance in a London bookstall of Thomas Traherne's manuscripts of poems and meditations early in the twentieth century coincided with Modernist interests in seventeenth-century poetry.This coincidence naturally included Traherne in Modernist studies of lyric poetry. Modernist ahistoricism, however, relegated Traherne to a secondary place among already established poets such as Donne, Herbert, and Marvell: his work did not conform to standards that established poetry as "classic," such as compressed metaphors, double entendres, "telescoping images," and formal unity. In his essay "Mystic and Politician as Poet" (Listener 3 [1930]: 590-91), T. S. Eliot exercises his Modernist detachment ...


The Arab, Carol Ann Johnston Jan 2001

The Arab, Carol Ann Johnston

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Playing The Rio Palm Isle, Carol Ann Johnston Jan 2001

Playing The Rio Palm Isle, Carol Ann Johnston

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