The Unswept Room

These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imagination with unexpected wordplay, sprung rhythms, and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life.

The Unswept Room

From Sharon Olds—a stunning new collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and counterpoint, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humor. From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical, emotional, and spiritual sensations that are seldom the stuff of poetry. These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imagination with unexpected wordplay, sprung rhythms, and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection. From the Hardcover edition.

Rhetoric and Innovation in Hellenistic Art

Yet his context for the Unswept Room is problematic. Neither the original mosaic
nor the Vatican copy was laid in Pompeii. And it did not stand in a “feminine”
kitchen. We must question Bryson's claim about a lack of syntax. It may be, in fact,
 ...

Rhetoric and Innovation in Hellenistic Art

Hellenistic artworks are celebrated for innovations such as narrative, characterization, and description. The most striking examples are works associated with the Hellenistic courts. Their revolutionary appearance is usually attributed to Alexander the Great's conquest of the Near East, the start of the Hellenistic kingdoms, and Greek-Eastern interactions. In Rhetoric and Innovation in Hellenistic Art, Kristin Seaman offers a new approach to Hellenistic art by investigating an internal development in Greek cultural production, notably, advances in rhetoric. Rhetorical education taught kings, artists, and courtiers how to be Greek, giving them a common intellectual and cultural background from which they approached art. Seaman explores how rhetorical techniques helped artists and their royal patrons construct Hellenism through their innovative art in the scholarly atmospheres of Pergamon and Alexandria. Drawing upon artistic, literary, and historical evidence, this interdisciplinary study will be of interest to students and scholars in art and archaeology, classics, and ancient history.

The Art of Ancient Greece

The most famous artist in this genre was Sosos , who laid the floor in Pergamon
which they call the asarotos oikos ( the " unswept room ” ) because , by means of
small tesserae tinted in various colors , he depicted on a paved floor the debris ...

The Art of Ancient Greece

A collection of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts.

Using the Greek Goddesses to Create a Well Lived Life for Women

In The Unswept Room, 40-41. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2002. —. “Directly.” In The
Unswept Room, 54. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2002. —. “Grown Children.” In The
Unswept Room, 57. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2002. —. “Sleep Suite.” In The
Unswept ...

Using the Greek Goddesses to Create a Well Lived Life for Women

This book brings to life the meaning of the stories of the seven goddesses of Greek mythology. Each goddess represents a “sacred calling,” a way of life whose goal is to live for the sake of something greater than oneself. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and justice; Artemis is the woods woman who protects the natural world; Demeter is the goddess of the fertility of the earth and the birth and nurturing of children; Hera is the wife of Zeus, the king, who dedicates her life to creating a high quality of public life through nurturing various community activities; Aphrodite is the goddess of creativity; Persephone is the victim who was raped by Hades and abducted to the underworld where she punishes those who victimized others while alive; and Hestia is the contemplative, she who reflects upon human affairs and “sees” how all the parts fit a larger whole. The book will allow readers to recognize themselves and their own sacred passions in these stories. Once recognized, women can educate themselves and each other. They can use the wisdom represented in Greek mythology to create meaningful and complete lives in the context of a culture that is still dominated by men and their passions. In this way, women will be liberated to do everything they can to leave a better world behind for their children, grandchildren and future generations.

Peerless Cathleen

He had sent in furniture from a neighboring broker's , and , while he occupied
those rooms , dinner was sent to him from an adjacent coffee - house . When
Oscar found himself in the unswept room which he occupied , he proceeded to
fling off ...

Peerless Cathleen


The Unswept Path

At the farmhouse we remove our shoes and gather in the main room , settling
down on the tatami . Murayama - san goes outside to his kiln and selects some
sake cups from a recent firing . He presents each of us with a pristine cup and fills
it ...

The Unswept Path

"The Unswept Path" offers a diverse gathering of American poets who have chosen the haiku as one of the forms in which they write. Each of these poets has worked the territory of the haiku into a personal landscape, and they offer a panorama of images and sounds, joy and sadness, recollection and thought. A wonderful introduction to the art of the haiku for the writer and reader alike. Poets included are: John Brandi; Willliam J Higginson; Margaret Chula; Elizabeth Searle Lamb; Cid Corman; Michael McClure; Diane DiPrima; Sonia Sanchez; Patricia Donegan; Steve Sanfield; Penny Harter; Edith Shiffert; Christopher Herold.

A Companion to Greek Art

BC), named Sosos, who laid a mosaic floor called The Unswept Room showing
all the leftovers from a feast that had just been completed. The illusionistic effect
of three-dimensional items (from empty sea-shells to fruit piths) was achieved ...

A Companion to Greek Art

A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

Clay Record

... and Des they called “ the unswept room ' ( Asaroton Aicon ) , be Moines is
destined to take the lead in the West in brick , cause he had represented all the
leavings of a repast in tile and crockery . About ten days ago there was
pubvarious ...

Clay Record


International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

... 1980; The Dead and the Living, 1984; The Gold Cell, 1987; The Matter of This
World: New and Selected Poems, 1987; The Sign of Saturn, 1991; The Father,
1992; The Wellspring, 1996; Blood, Tin, Straw, 1999; The Unswept Room, 2002.

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

The Minister s Son Or Home with Honours

He found the shoemaker a miserable figure , unkempt and dirty , crouching on his
bench , while the unswept room and empty grate , below which yesterday's ashes
still lay , showed that there had been no great attempt at breakfast that ...

The Minister s Son  Or  Home with Honours


The Witches of New York

It was one o'clock , P.M. , but she attempted an apology for the unmade bed , the
unswept room , the unwashed breakfast dishes , and the untidy appearance of
everything . Before she had concluded her fruitless explanation , the boy with the
 ...

The Witches of New York


The Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Review

Yet after a few visits , when the novelty has a little worn off , they sink back into
old habits of sloth and untidiness ; the work is left undone and ingenious excuses
are framed for the neglect , while the unswept room and unwashed faces of the ...

The Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Review


Shepp s New York City Illustrated

Usually there are boxes and bundles of cheap American and foreign “ notions
foreign “ notions ” piled up on one side of the unswept room ; a rickety divan
occupies the opposite side , and the customer is politely invited to take a seat
upon the ...

Shepp s New York City Illustrated


The Witches of New York as Encountered by Q K P D

It was one o'clock , P.M. , but she attempted an apology for the unmade bed , the
unswept room , the unwashed breakfast dishes , and the untidy appearance of
everything . " Before she had concluded her fruitless explanation , the boy with
the ...

The Witches of New York  as Encountered by Q  K  P  D


The Undiscovered Country

Satanic Mills Sharon Olds. The Unswept Room. Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Kevin
Young. Jelly Roll. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Karl Kirchwey. At the Palace of Jove.
Putnam's, 2002. Les Murray. Poems the Size of Photographs. Farrar, Straus and
Giroux ...

The Undiscovered Country

William Logan has been called both the "preeminent poet-critic of his generation" and the "most hated man in American poetry." For more than a quarter century, in the keen-witted and bare-knuckled reviews that have graced the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement (London), and other journals, William Logan has delivered razor-sharp assessments of poets present and past. Logan, whom James Wolcott of Vanity Fair has praised as being "the best poetry critic in America," vividly assays the most memorable and most damning features of a poet's work. While his occasionally harsh judgments have raised some eyebrows and caused their share of controversy (a number of poets have offered to do him bodily harm), his readings offer the fresh and provocative perspectives of a passionate and uncompromising critic, unafraid to separate the tin from the gold. The longer essays in The Undiscovered Country explore a variety of poets who have shaped and shadowed contemporary verse, measuring the critical and textual traditions of Shakespeare's sonnets, Whitman's use of the American vernacular, the mystery of Marianne Moore, and Milton's invention of personality, as well as offering a thorough reconsideration of Robert Lowell and a groundbreaking analysis of Sylvia Plath's relationship to her father. Logan's unsparing "verse chronicles" present a survey of the successes and failures of contemporary verse. Neither a poet's tepid use of language nor lackadaisical ideas nor indulgence in grotesque sentimentality escapes this critic's eye. While railing against the blandness of much of today's poetry (and the critics who trumpet mediocre work), Logan also celebrates Paul Muldoon's high comedy, Anne Carson's quirky originality, Seamus Heaney's backward glances, Czeslaw Milosz's indictment of Polish poetry, and much more. Praise for Logan's previous works: Desperate Measures (2002)"When it comes to separating the serious from the fraudulent, the ambitious from the complacent, Logan has consistently shown us what is wheat and what is chaff.... The criticism we remember is neither savage nor mandarin.... There is no one in his generation more likely to write it than William Logan."—Adam Kirsch, Oxford American Reputations of the Tongue (1999)"Is there today a more stringent, caring reader of American poetry than William Logan? Reputations of the Tongue may, at moments, read harshly. But this edge is one of deeply considered and concerned authority. A poet-critic engages closely with his masters, with his peers, with those whom he regards as falling short. This collection is an adventure of sensibility."—George Steiner "William Logan's critical bedevilments-as well as his celebrations-are indispensable."—Bill Marx, Boston Globe All the Rage (1998)"William Logan's reviews are malpractice suits."—Dennis O'Driscoll, Verse "William Logan is the best practical critic around."—Christian Wiman, Poetry

One Secret Thing

The Unswept Room (2002) was a finalist for the National Book Award and the
National Book Critics Circle Award. Sharon Olds was the New York State Poet
from 1998 to 2000. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative
Writing ...

One Secret Thing

Sharon Olds completes her cycle of family poems in a book at once intense and harmonic, playful with language, and rich with a new self-awareness and sense of irony. The opening poem, with its sequence of fearsome images of war, serves as a prelude to poems of home in which humor, anger, and compassion sing together with lyric energy—sometimes comic, sometimes filled with a kind of unblinking forgiveness. These songs of joy and danger—public and private—illuminate one another. As the book unfolds, the portrait of the mother goes through a moving revisioning, leading us to a final series of elegies of hard-won mourning. One Secret Thing is charged throughout with Sharon Olds’s characteristic passion, imagination, and poetic power. The doctor on the phone was young, maybe on his first rotation in the emergency room. On the ancient boarding-school radio, in the attic hall, the announcer had given my boyfriend’s name as one of two brought to the hospital after the sunrise service, the egg-hunt, the crash—one of them critical, one of them dead. I was looking at the stairwell banisters, at their lathing, the necks and knobs like joints and bones, the varnish here thicker here thinner—I had said Which one of them died, and now the world was an ant’s world: the huge crumb of each second thrown, somehow, up onto my back, and the young, tired voice said my fresh love’s name. from “Easter 1960” From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres Arts Sciences c

In the evenworker was Sosus , who strewed at Pergamus what we have an arrear
of two or three meetings to fill ing , at a soirée in the Town Hall , Mr. Wilson , the
they call “ the unswept room , ( A saroton Aicon , ) up the whole regular course ...

The Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences   c


Art and Geometry

THE UNSWEPT ROOM BY SOSOS : ORDER IN CHAOS SEYMOUR HOWARD
LEONARDO'S VITRUVIAN FIGURE : MAN , THE MEASURE OF ALL. as a good
map : " Every visual image worthy of existing is an interpretation of its subject , not
 ...

Art and Geometry


Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Frequency Control

Room temperature irradiation did not increase the A1 , band strength much ( only
by about 7 % ) in Na - swept condition while the Als band intensity increased
significantly much in comparison with the unswept condition . Also , the final low ...

Proceedings of the     Annual Symposium on Frequency Control