The course introduces multiple different modes of inquiry, or pathways, to the Middle Ages. Team-taught by several instructors, the course focuses on a different unifying theme each year. Students examine both material and written sources, and participate in multiple field trips to receive a hands-on introduction to Medieval Studies and to the many resources on campus and in Washington, D. The longer class session is used for occasional off-campus visits.
There is not a crumb of dirt anywhere, nor a chair misplaced. We are all alone here and we are dead. The first three sentences are: I call Henry Miller the greatest living author because I think he is.
I do not call him a poet because he has never written a poem; he even dislikes poetry, I think. But everything he has written is a poem in the best as well as in the broadest sense of the word.
Here is a book which, if such a thing were possible, might restore our appetite for the fundamental realities. The predominant note will seem one of bitterness, and bitterness there is, to the full.
But there is also a wild extravagance, a mad gaiety, a verve, a gusto, at times almost a delirium. Late in the novel, Miller explains his artistic approach to writing the book itself, stating: Up to the present, my idea of collaborating with myself has been to get off the gold standard of literature.
My idea briefly has been to present a resurrection of the emotions, to depict the conduct of a human being in the stratosphere of ideas, that is, in the grip of delirium.
The novel is written in the first personas are many of Miller's other novels, and does not have a linear organization, but rather fluctuates frequently between the past and present. Themes[ edit ] The book largely functions as an immersive meditation on the human condition.
As a struggling writer, Miller describes his experience living among a community of bohemians in Paris, where he intermittently suffers from hunger, homelessness, squalor, loneliness and despair over his recent separation from his wife. Describing his perception of Paris during this time, Miller wrote: One can live in Paris—I discovered that!
A bitter nourishment—perhaps the best there is for certain people. At any rate, I had not yet come to the end of my rope. I was only flirting with disaster. I understood then why it is that Paris attracts the tortured, the hallucinated, the great maniacs of love.
I understood why it is that here, at the very hub of the wheel, one can embrace the most fantastic, the most impossible theories, without finding them in the least strange; it is here that one reads again the books of his youth and the enigmas take on new meanings, one for every white hair.
One walks the streets knowing that he is mad, possessed, because it is only too obvious that these cold, indifferent faces are the visages of one's keepers. Here all boundaries fade away and the world reveals itself for the mad slaughterhouse that it is. The treadmill stretches away to infinitude, the hatches are closed down tight, logic runs rampant, with bloody cleaver flashing.
Inliterary scholar Donald Gutierrez argued that the sexual comedy in the book was "undeniably low Boris A friend who rents rooms at the Villa Borghese. It may also be noted that in one of Nin's many passionate letters to Miller, she quotes his swoon found below.
Tania has an affair with Miller, who fantasizes about her: O Tania, where now is that warm cunt of yours, those fat, heavy garters, those soft, bulging thighs? There is a bone in my prick six inches long. I will ream out every wrinkle in your cunt, Tania, big with seed.
I will send you home to your Sylvester with an ache in your belly and your womb turned inside out. Yes, he knows how to build a fire, but I know how to inflame a cunt.The lives of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson have many similarities and differences.
Here, we will focus on the similarities in their lives in order to bring to attention a correlation between Whitman's poem I Saw in Louisiana a Live-oak Growing and Dickinson's poem # Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure (Dover Thrift Editions) [The American Poetry & Literacy Project] on yunusemremert.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced wanderlust. For many, the desire to explore is almost irresistible. Now for devotees of poetry. Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller that has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature".: 22 It was first published in by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States.
Its publication in in the U.S. by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that. Walt Whitman - Poet - Born on May 31, , Walt Whitman is the author of Leaves of Grass and, along with Emily Dickinson, is considered one of the architects of a uniquely American poetic voice.
In 'Overlooking the River Stour', evocation is the primary storytelling device; it is a work heavy with imagery and metaphor and one that relays feeling without expressing feeling. [ Top of Page] A Short History of the World - by H.G. Wells, - "Wells's two-volume Outline of History published in was the first general history constructed on an evolutionary, sociological, and anthropological basis.
It was immensely popular and set the basis for this Short History, which Wells created 'to meet the needs of the busy general reader, too driven to study the maps and.