By Jeffrey Wainwright
Geoffrey Hill has acknowledged that a few nice poetry 'recognises that phrases fail us'. those essays discover Hill's fight over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. This ebook seeks to teach how all his paintings is marked through the hunt for the best pitch of utterance if it is sorrowing, offended, satiric or erotic. It indicates how Hill's phrases are by no means calmly 'acceptable' yet a moral act, how he seeks out phrases he can stand by way of - phrases which are 'getting it right'.
This e-book is the main complete and up to date severe paintings on Geoffrey Hill to date, overlaying all his paintings as much as ‘Scenes from Comus’ (2005), in addition to a few poems but to seem in ebook shape. It goals to give a contribution whatever to the knowledge of his poetry between those that have it for a few years and scholars and different readers encountering this significant poet for the 1st time.
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Ailleurs,65 nous avons montré comment Marguerite de Valois parvient à déjouer, par ‘une écriture-fantasme’, le bruit de sa stérilité. 72–3. 92. 81. 81. 73. Nous nous permettons de renvoyer à notre article: Laurent Angard, ‘Les Mémoires de Marguerite de Valois: un retour salutaire sur soi’, VARIATIONS – Literaturzeitschrift der Universität Zürich, 14 (2006), 115–30. Faut-il encore un fois voir ici l’inf luence des Essais de Montaigne et plus particulièrement du chapitre X, livre III? 28 Laurent Angard Marguerite, par le truchement du récit spéculaire, montre à quel point c’est le sens général de sa vie qu’elle désire of frir à la postérité.
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Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill by Jeffrey Wainwright