Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Poetic Muse

I suspect most people are more familiar with the poet, Robert Graves, through the successful BBC television series, I, Claudius than for his poetry (he earned his daily bread from his prose work which allowed him the time for his … Continue reading

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Cinema Poetics

“Carpe diem!” (John Keating, The Dead Poets  Society) This first time I came across this phrase was in Saul Bellow’s novella, Seize the Day (required reading in a college lit class). I would have to put Dead Poets Society at the top … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Rilke

Finally got around to finishing reading William Gass’s Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation after starting it then putting it down for several years.  It opened up a whole new world of insight, not only on the problems of … Continue reading

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