Resisting Elegy

In this thoughtful collection of narratives, author Joel Peckham explores the transformative power of emotional and physical pain from the vantage point of a husband and parent who lost his wife and a child in an accident that left him in ...

Resisting Elegy

In this thoughtful collection of narratives, author Joel Peckham explores the transformative power of emotional and physical pain from the vantage point of a husband and parent who lost his wife and a child in an accident that left him in chronic distress. Along the way, he fills a need for a brutally honest literary examination of not only grief and suffering, but also of recovery.

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Resisting Elegy
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Joel Peckham
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04 - Publisher: Academy Chicago Pub

In this thoughtful collection of narratives, author Joel Peckham explores the transformative power of emotional and physical pain from the vantage point of a husband and parent who lost his wife and a child in an accident that left him in chronic distress. Along the way, he fills a need
Pastoral Elegy in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Iain Twiddy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-29 - Publisher: A&C Black

An examination of the nature and function of pastoral elegies in post-1960 British and Irish poetry.
Literature and Modern Time
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Trish Ferguson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-06 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Literature and Modern Time is a collection of essays that explore literature in the context of a wave of challenges to linear conceptions of time introduced by thinkers such as Bergson, Einstein, McTaggart, Freud and Nietzsche. These challenges were not uniform in character. The volume will demonstrate that literature of
Modernism and Mourning
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Patricia Rae
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Bucknell University Press

The essays in Modernism and Mourning examine the work of mourning in modernist literature, or more precisely, its propensity for resisting this work. Drawing from recent developments in the theory and cultural history of mourning, its contributors explore the various ways in which modernist writers repudiate Freud's famous injunction to
Forms of Poetic Attention
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Lucy Alford
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-28 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

A poem is often read as a set of formal, technical, and conventional devices that generate meaning or affect. However, Lucy Alford suggests that poetic language might be better understood as an instrument for tuning and refining the attention. Identifying a crucial link between poetic form and the forming of