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Centre And Periphery In Modern British Poetry

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : 0853237441
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Centre and Periphery in Modern British Poetry, Andrew Duncan raises the provocative question of just how accurate—and useful—the concept of a British literary culture is for a nation that stretches over 600 miles and includes four distinct national cultures. He identifies distinct regional poetic traditions in Scotland, Wales, and the north of England, examining writers such as Glyn Jones, Joseph Macleod, and Colin Simms and coming to the startling conclusion that the finest British poets of recent decades have lived not at the heart of "British" literary society, but in the outlands of the British Isles.

Hidden In Plain Sight

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 9780199366637
Genre : Social Science
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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Savage Survivals

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : 1905700032
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of works, written by the author of Switching and Main Exchange, Pauper Estate, Anxiety Before Entering a Room and The Imagination in Geometry, as well as the critical volumes, The Failure of Conservatism in Modern British Poetry and Centre and Periphery.

The Poetry Review

Author : Stephen Phillips
ISBN : UOM:39015066376289
Genre : Poetry
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Author : Leon E. Stover
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000028451
Genre : Social Science
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A Reader S Guide To Fifty Modern British Poets

Author : Michael Schmidt
ISBN : PSU:000028591702
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Centre And Periphery In The Ancient World

Author : Michael J. Rowlands
ISBN : 0521251036
Genre : History
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This collaborative volume is concerned with long-term social change. Envisaging individual societies as interlinked and interdependent parts of a global social system, the aim of the contributors is to determine the extent to which ancient societies were shaped over time by their incorporation in - or resistance to - the larger system. Their particular concern is the dependent relationship between technically and socially more developed societies with a strong state ideology at the centre and the simpler societies that functioned principally as sources of raw materials and manpower on the periphery of the system. The papers in the first part of the book are all concerned with political developments in the Ancient Near East and the notion of a regional system as a framework for analysis. Part 2 examines the problems of conceptualising local societies as discrete centres of development in the context of both the Near East and prehistoric Europe during the second millennium BC. Part 3 then presents a comprehensive analytical study of the Roman Empire as a single system showing how its component parts often relate to each other in uneven, even contradictory, ways.

The Failure Of Conservatism In Modern British Poetry

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113094838
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A treatment of 40 years of British poetry from the angle of time. We watch the wonderful helplessness of new poetics as it struggles to free itself from the chrysalis of the old. We watch the life-cycle of new ideas as they open up chaos, channel it into permanent form, and age into predictability and disillusion. We realise the strangeness of the past and go in to sample lost sounds and exotic shapes.

Mla International Bibliography Of Books And Articles On The Modern Languages And Literatures

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ISBN : PSU:000057119687
Genre : Languages, Modern
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The Central And The Peripheral

Author : Paweł Schreiber
ISBN : 9781443867818
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Representing reality in terms of secure, familiar centres and dangerous, lesser known peripheries is one of the most elementary human cognitive instincts. However, we live in a world where this established division is becoming more and more problematic. One person’s periphery can be another’s centre, and many simple geographies of the world and of the mind, clearly separating the known from the unknown, have become obsolete. How can one reconcile this complexity with the fact that human thinking cannot escape the centre/periphery dichotomy? How is it possible to find one’s way in a world in which peripheries become centres, and centres turn into peripheries? The chapters of this book try to determine how the problem of centres and peripheries has been dealt with in the domains of literature and culture. The contributors focus on different aspects of the issue – from travel writing, through attempts at mapping the self, to finding central and peripheral territories in narrative itself.

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