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Kenneth Patchen

Kenneth Patchen  

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Literature
(1911–72),born in Ohio and educated at the University of Wisconsin (1929–30), lived in New York and later in California. His poetry, marked by religious symbols and intricate figures recalling the ...
Patchen, Kenneth

Patchen, Kenneth (1911–1971)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... and novelist Before the Brave ( 1936 ) Poetry First Will and Testament ( 1939 ) Poetry The Teeth of the Lion ( 1942 ) Poetry Cloth of the Tempest ( 1943 ) Poetry An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air ( 1945 ) Poetry Memoirs of Shy Pornographer ( 1945 ) Fiction Sleepers Awake ( 1946 ) Poetry See You in the Morning ( 1948 ) Fiction Red Wine & Yellow Hair ( 1949 ) Poetry Hurrah for Anything ( 1957 ) Poetry Because It Is ( 1960 ) ...

Patchen, Kenneth

Patchen, Kenneth (1911–72)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
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120 words

...1929–30 ), lived in New York and later in California. His poetry, marked by religious symbols and intricate figures recalling the metaphysicals, is also free in structure and associations. Collections include Before the Brave ( 1936 ), First Will and Testament ( 1939 ), Sleepers Awake ( 1946 ), Selected Poems ( 1946 , enlarged 1958 ), Red Wine & Yellow Hair ( 1949 ), and Collected Poems ( 1969 ). Many of his works are illustrated with his own abstract, expressionistic art. His prose includes The Journal of Albion Moonlight ( 1941 ), a...

Boscastle

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
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145 words

... A Pair of Blue Eyes ( 1873 ) as ‘Castle Boterel’. In Howard Jacobson's Peeping Tom ( 1984 ), Barney Fugelman abandons his Finchley life to go on a Thomas Hardy quest to ‘Castle Boterel’. Boscastle is also the setting for the opening of H. G. Wells's novel The Sleeper Awakes ( 1899 ), which he calls the first of a series of ‘fantasies of possibility’. In the story Mr Isbister, a young artist lodging at Boscastle, walks over to the picturesque cove of Pentargon, ½ m. NE, and encounters a melancholy insomniac about to commit suicide. He takes him...

Wells, Herbert George

Wells, Herbert George (1866–1946)   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
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142 words

... Ewelme , E. Nesbit at Well Hall, London ( Eltham ); lives in London ( Marylebone : Marylebone Rd) 1930–7 ; last years and d. in London ( Regent's Park : Hanover Ter.) 1937–46 . The Chronic Argonauts (later The Time Machine ) 1895 , The War of the Worlds 1898 , The Sleeper Awakes 1899 , Mankind in the Making 1903 , The Food of the Gods 1904 , Kipps 1905 , Tono‐Bungay 1909 , The History of Mr. Polly 1910 , The New Machiavelli 1911 , Mr. Britling Sees It Through 1916 , The Shape of Things to Come 1933 , Mind at the End of its...

Patchen, Kenneth

Patchen, Kenneth (1911–72)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
201 words

...the metaphysicals, is also free in structure and associations. Collections include Before the Brave ( 1936 ), First Will and Testament ( 1939 ), The Teeth of the Lion ( 1942 ), Cloth of the Tempest ( 1943 ), An Astonished Eye Looks Out of the Air ( 1945 ), Sleepers Awake ( 1946 ), Selected Poems ( 1946 , enlarged 1958 ), Red Wine & Yellow Hair ( 1949 ), To Say If You Love Someone ( 1949 ), Hurrah for Anything ( 1957 ), Because It Is ( 1960 ), But Even So ( 1968 ), and Collected Poems ( 1969 ). He has written poems in cadenced...

Sachs, Hans

Sachs, Hans (1494–1576)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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570 words

...and devotion to the common weal. In 1520 Sachs discovered Martin Luther , and from then on he made the reformer's cause his own. His first publication as an advocate of the Reformation was The Wittenberg Nightingale , a long didactic poem with a rousing opening line, “Sleepers awake! A new day is dawning.” Written in 1523 after several years of apparently intense study (he owned forty Lutheran books and tracts by 1522 ), it was his most famous work, reprinted many times as a popular summary of Reformation teachings and a call for conversion to them....

Bly, Robert

Bly, Robert (1926–)   Reference library

Peter Stitt

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

...For criticism see Howard Nelson, Robert Bly: An Introduction to the Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1984) , Richard Jones and Kate Daniels (eds.), Of Solitude and Silence: Writings on Robert Bly (Beacon Press, 1981) , and Joyce Peseroff (ed.), Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake (University of Michigan Press, 1984). Peter Stitt * ps...

Utopianism

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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2,717 words

...published until the nineteenth century) is another legalistic utopia. The final utopian category is that in which the utopia is placed in the remote future. In 1771 , Louis-Sebastien Mercier completed his novel L'an deux mille quatre cent quarante (a.d. 2440) , in which a sleeper awakes in the twenty-fifth century, into a better Paris, a better France, and a better world. To Mercier belongs the distinction of pioneering the first voyage of this kind into the future, and thus of being the remote precursor of Edward Bellamy's and William Morris's...

Merzbow

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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2,544 words

...٭ ٭ ٭ Batztoutai With Memorial Gadgets (RRRecords 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ Metalvelodrome: Exposition Of Electro-Vivisection 4-CD set (Alchemy 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ Yantra Material Action cassette (Anomalous 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ Pornoise 1kg (RRRecords/Statutory Tape 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ with Christoph Heemann Sleeper Awakes On The Edge Of The Abyss (Streamline 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ Continuum (Cheeses International 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ with KK Null Deus Irae (Nux Organisation 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ with the Haters, AMK Sniper cassette (Banned Production 1993) ٭ ٭ ٭ Noisembryo: Psycho-Analytic Study Of Coital Noise...

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