Chicago Review

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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 2-3, Autumn

Elliott Carter: A Late Introduction
The American composer Elliott Carter is best known for writing complex, atonal compositions comprising layers of stratified and contrasting pitches, rhythms, tempos, and timbres. Individual instruments or orchestral sections are assigned sets of independent...
From "His True Penelope Was Flaubert: Ezra Pound and Nineteenth-Century Poetry"
Pound's relations with the nineteenth century have always been ambivalent, and this ambivalence can help us to situate with some precision the alternatives available to him at the crucial beginnings of his career. Such study will have the incidental...
From "Lilies from the Acorn"
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility. --"The Importance of Being Earnest" The activity of wringing lilies from the acorn that Pound attributes to...
Introduction
By the time of her death at age twenty-seven, Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-75) had produced a remarkable body of poetry and criticism. Her most influential work, Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry, published posthumously in 1978,...
Pastoral and Elegy in the Early Poems of Tennyson
The feeling that life is essentially inadequate to the human spirit ... is naturally at home with most versions of pastoral. --William Empson Pastoral and elegy resemble each other in obvious ways. Each juxtaposes a complex with a simple condition of...
The Future of the Past: The Carboniferous & Ecopoetics
"The earth under our feet--We are not asked to begin nowhere." --George Oppen Lingering here, first decade of the twenty-first century, we find ourselves better than ever able to trawl through different voices and dialects, but we're aware that the language...
The Place of Rhetoric in Contemporary American Poetics: Jennifer Moxley and Juliana Spahr
It may be time to recognize that aligning poetry with an aesthetics. shaped largely by the nonverbal arts--one central legacy of Modernism--denies the poet certain potentially crucial resources. My topic here is rhetoric, specifically the attempt by...
The Raw (2)
Shadows flit across the vaulted ceiling to a high winding jig that pipes through every crack and gap. The isolated bastle was exposed to the sweep of a reiving wind, drilling the shell of her home with the bit of its beak. Winter used the coulter to...
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