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"Interviewing" Mr. Larkin, Robert Phillips Apr 1989

"Interviewing" Mr. Larkin, Robert Phillips

The Courier

This article provides some details about the life of the English poet Philip Larkin. This enigmatic man wrote some of the best poetry in the English language of the twentieth century. His work had a lasting effect upon readers. After that of Sir John Betjeman, Larkin's verse was probably the best-loved of any contemporary poetry in the United Kingdom.


The Imperishable Perishable Press, Terrance Keenan Apr 1987

The Imperishable Perishable Press, Terrance Keenan

The Courier

When art and meaning come together so effectively, when craft and purpose meld so well, something precious emerges. Of the many one-of-a-kind things in the world, few have a memorable identity. In the work of Walter Hamady the art of bookmaking explores new terrain. The finished product is not a candidate for the museum or the gallery. It holds something for the eye and the mind both, something that was created by human hands to be held by human hands. Often beautiful, always different and provocative, the books of the Perishable Press are durable reminders of the creative spirit at ...


Delmore Schwartz: Two Lost Poems, Robert Phillips Oct 1985

Delmore Schwartz: Two Lost Poems, Robert Phillips

The Courier

This article details the discovery of two unpublished poems by Delmore Schwartz, written during his youth. The author critically analyzes both, and puts them into the context of Schwartz's life. A collection of Delmore Schwartz's poems can be found in the Syracuse University Special Collections.


A Reminiscence Of Stephen Crane, Paul Sorrentino Oct 1984

A Reminiscence Of Stephen Crane, Paul Sorrentino

The Courier

John S. Mayfield (1904-1983), a curator of rare books and manuscripts at Syracuse University from 1961 to 1971, assembled a small, but noteworthy, collection of material by and about Stephen Crane (1871-1900), one of the University's most famous students. Mayfield himself published several articles on Crane, including three in the Syracuse Library Associates Courier, which he edited from 1962 to 1970. Judging from Mayfield's own notes, one can conclude that he intended to publish, perhaps in the Courier, the following brief reminiscence of Crane.


William Lescaze And Hart Crane: A Bridge Between Architecture And Poetry, Lindsay Stamm Shapiro Apr 1984

William Lescaze And Hart Crane: A Bridge Between Architecture And Poetry, Lindsay Stamm Shapiro

The Courier

This article expounds upon the unique relationship between the architect William Lescaze and poet Hart Crane after Lescaze's emigration to the United States during the early twentieth century. Lescaze's knowledge of European modernism influenced Crane's poems, which sought to counteract the pessimism of modern poets (for example T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland"), and provide affirmation of the Machine Age.


John Cowper Powys: The Autobiography And The Man, Walter Eden Jul 1977

John Cowper Powys: The Autobiography And The Man, Walter Eden

The Courier

John Cowper Powys has become an important subject of critical and scholarly attention. Many of his works have been reissued, and dissertations, essays, and books are devoted to him. Still, one suspects that outside the ranks of specialists in twentieth-century British literature, Powys remains little known. This is particularly unfortunate because he hoped that his work would speak, not to academic specialists, but to a broad general audience.

As Powys's reputation continues to grow, literary scholars will become increasingly aware of the collection of Powysiana in the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University. It is ...


What Poetry Knows, George P. Elliot Jan 1973

What Poetry Knows, George P. Elliot

The Courier

Part of an address during the dedication of the Ernest S. Bird Library at Syracuse University, George Elliott describes the role of poetry in 1970s society, which he sees as both crucial and yet ignored by the younger generation in favor of popular music. He also argues the optimistic point that sociology and linguistic analyses have not added insight into poetry, which maintains an ineffable spirit in the modern era.


Dorothy Thompson's Role In Sinclair Lewis' Break With Harcourt, Brace, Helen B. Petrullo Apr 1971

Dorothy Thompson's Role In Sinclair Lewis' Break With Harcourt, Brace, Helen B. Petrullo

The Courier

In this article, Helen B. Petrullo utilizes several documents in the Dorothy Thompson Papers to shed new light on the break of her husband Sinclair Lewis with publisher Harcourt, Brace. It was previously thought the break was impulsive, but the documents reveal Dorothy Thompson had a significant influence on Sinclair Lewis' decision. Also describes the relationship between author and publisher in the twentieth century.