This book of Epic poems gives meaning to every moment of our living as it uses language to meander through ideas and philosophies of peoples and cultures, effecting behaviors, visions and changes. The Dance of Words, written with fire, reminds its readers of a time when integrity, honor and love were in flower, and lost moments of mankinds existence come vividly alive, with dramatic accounts of modern life, history, myths and fantasy. The Poems emerge with power and passion showing the values that impact upon human development and forces us to look deeply into our humanity in order to embrace fully this Blast of Light called life.
This volume argues for a fundamental difference in the modes of expression of actor and chorus in Sophoklean tragedy. The chorus views the action and the world of the play from the perspective of dancers and singers, while the actors' understanding is shaped by the responsibility they have to make things happen.
Must poetic form be, as Yeats demanded, "full, sphere-like, single, " or can it accommodate the "impurities" Yeats and his Modernist generation found so problematic? Sixty years later, these are still open questions, questions to which Marjorie Perloff addresses herself in the essays collected here. The first group of essays deals with Pound's own poetics as that poetics related to two of his great contemporaries, Stevens and Joyce, as well as to the visual arts of his day. The second group deals with the more technical aspects of verse and prose. In the last four essays, Perloff takes up broader issues, including the current pessimism about the state of poetry, and the work of experimental poets and conceptual poets.
Through the language of a father-daughter dance, Hunt seeks to help women understand their Heavenly Father's desire to dance with His daughters through the experiences of their lives. As He dances, He teaches and heals.
In this book David develops a revolutionary approach to Greek poetics, which takes seriously and concretely the role of dance. His conclusions, when applied to Homeric poetry, constitute a radically new theory about its origin and composition.
'My theme is the dance: the dance of life; the dance of the cosmos, of the natural world and the tiniest particles of matter; the dance of music and paint and words; the dance of those cruel times which feels like dancing in the dark; the dance of relationships, of forgiveness, friendship and love; the dance of faith; and finally, that hidden dance that some call heaven.' Few writers have explored the borderland between faith and contemporary living more eloquently and engagingly in recent years than Michael Mayne. In Learning to Dance he creates a magical weave of poetry, science and spirituality, touching on the longings, doubts and hopes of all of us. 'An enchanted and enchanting book. Michael Mayne has brought us through a dance of treasures of nature and a fascinating store of literature, from the mystery of the galaxies to the intricacies of the snowflake.' From the Foreword by Dame Cecily Saunders
This is an extraordinary autobiography of a young girl growing up in Iran. The daughter of an English Christian mother and an Iranian Zoroastrian father, Nesta Ramazani sketches her personal life story against the backdrop of a society marked by the fusion of Iranian, Islamic, and Western cultures, and by the efforts of an authoritarian state to force modernization on a traditional society. Within this multicultural tapestry of personal, cultural, and national life, the author portrays how she came to love Persian and Western music, poetry, and dance. But translating this love into practice seemed an insurmountable task until an American woman pioneered the establishment of the first indigenous Iranian ballet company. As a member of this troupe, the author violated convention, performing first in her native land and then traveling abroad to exhibit this beautiful synthesis of Persian/Western forms to foreign audiences. The significance of this work transcends an autobiography penned by an Iranian woman—still a taboo in traditional Iranian society—it is a unique microcosm of today’s universal quest for a dialogue among civilizations. Ramazani’s story will appeal not only to students of Iran, the Middle East, and women’s studies, but also to general readers.
An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate
Author: Eric Redman
Pubpsher: University of Washington Press
The Dance of Legislation has long been considered a classic description of the legislative process. In it, Eric Redman draws on his two years as a member of Senator Warren Magnuson�s staff to trace the drafting and passing of a piece of legislation � S.4106, the National Health Service Bill � with all the maneuvers, plots, counterplots, frustrations, triumphs, and sheer work and dedication involved. He provides a vivid picture of the bureaucratic infighting, political prerogatives, and Congressional courtesies necessary to make something happen on Capitol Hill. In a Postscript to the 2000 edition, Redman reflects on how that process has, and has not, changed in the thirty years since the book was first published.