The Book of Birds

The Book of Birds

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528789394

Category: Poetry

Page: 51

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“The Book of Birds” is a pocket book of poetry written by William Wordsworth, with each poem connected through the common theme of birds. This fantastic collection also includes an introductory excerpt from “Reminiscences” (1881) by Thomas Carlyle. The poems in this collection include: “The Green Linnet”, “To a Sky-lark, 1807”, “To a Sky-lark, 1827”, “To the Cuckoo”, “The Sparrow's Nest”, “A Wren's Nest”, “Animal Tranquillity and Decay”, “A Sketch”, “Resolution and Independence”, “The Contrast – The Parrot and the Wren”, etc. A fantastic collection not to be missed by nature lovers and fans of Wordsworth's seminal written work.

Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?

Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?

Author: David Turner

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9780857653369

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 944

Did the Cetti’s Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven’s Second Symphony? Is the emu nature’s most devoted dad? Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more than the sum of its feathered, winged and webbed parts. Worshipped as gods and damned as agents of the Devil in equal measure, birds have also fostered scientific breakthroughs and even helped provoke a war. This entertaining guide is full of fascinating insights into the humble bird’s surprisingly large role in history and culture.

The Poetry of Birds

The Poetry of Birds

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141941868

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

View: 202

Birds are the most obvious wild things we have around us. They are much watched and much loved, not least by poets. Bird poetry is as old as British poetry itself, and a remarkable number of poets have written poems about birds. Indeed some of the most famous poems in the language concern birds, from Keats's nightingale and Shelley's skylark to Yeats's swans and Hardy's thrush. In this wonderful anthology poet Simon Armitage and birdwatching enthusiast Tim Dee gather together the best of the past and the present, including those famous poems but also many overlooked gems. And in a fascinating divergence from standard anthology practice, the poems are organized according to ornithological classification, beginning with poems by Marianne Moore and David Wright on the ostrich and the emperor penguin and ending with Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens on the oriole and the blackbird.

Music of the Birds

Music of the Birds

Author: Lang Elliott

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618006974

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 799

Presents the songs and calls of more than seventy North American birds. Includes audio compact disc featuring songbird concerts and solos.

Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Author: Brycchan Carey

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030327927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 158

This book examines literary representations of birds from across the world in anage of expanding European colonialism. It offers important new perspectives intothe ways birds populate and generate cultural meaning in a variety of literary andnon-literary genres from 1700–1840 as well as throughout a broad range ofecosystems and bioregions. It considers a wide range of authors, including someof the most celebrated figures in eighteenth-century literature such as John Gay,Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Cowper, MaryWollstonecraft, Thomas Bewick, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, andGilbert White. ignwogwog[p

Romantic Aversions

Romantic Aversions

Author: J. Douglas Kneale

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773518045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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In Romantic Aversions J. Douglas Kneale explicates the "double gesture" in the repression of the classical tradition by focusing on its rhetorical afterlife in the literary styles of Wordsworth and Coleridge. He provides new interpretations of both canonical and non-canonical texts and explores aspects of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's manuscripts and poems previously overlooked by scholars. Kneale combines original, close readings with the larger sweep of genre study to reveal new and unexpected convergences in the Romantic tradition.

Grasmere 2010: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference

Grasmere 2010: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference

Author: Richard Gravil

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847601858

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 594

A selection of keynote lectures and conference papers from the prestigious 2010 Wordsworth Summer Conference. Contains 1. Simon Bainbridge, 'The Power of Hills': Romantic Mountaineering; 2. Peter Spratley, Wordsworth's Walking Aesthetic; 3. Gary Harrison, The Poetics of Acknowledgment: John Clare; 4. James Castell, The Society of Birds in Home at Grasmere; 5. Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey, 'Kubla Khan' and Orientalism: The Roads to and from Xanadu; 6. Saeko Yoshikawa, Wordsworth in the Guides; 7. Daniel Robinson, Mary Robinson and the Della Crusca Network; 8. Erica McAlpine, Keats's Might: Subjunctive Verbs in the Late Poems; 9. Fay Yao, 'Old Romance' and New Narrators: A Reading of Keats's 'Isabella' and 'The Eve of St Agnes'; 10. Anthony John Harding, The Fate of Reading in the Regency; 11. Ken Johnston, Wordsworth at Forty: Memoirs of a Lost Generation; 12. Richard Gravil, Is The Excursion a 'metrical Novel?'; 13. Seamus Perry, Wordsworth's Pluralism.