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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 447

Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

What is the role of the senses in the creation and reception of poetry? How does poetry carry on the long tradition of making experience and suffering understood by others? With Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, Susan Stewart traces the path of the aesthetic in search of an explanation for the role of poetry in our culture. The task of poetry, she tells us, is to counter the loneliness of the mind, or to help it glean, out of the darkness of solitude, the outline of others. Poetry, she contends, makes tangible, visible, and audible the contours of our shared humanity. It sustains and transforms the threshold between individual and social existence. Herself an acclaimed poet, Stewart not onl...

Cinder
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Cinder

“One of the finest poets of the last fifty years.” —Salt to the Nth, like the truth of an ending unskeined across the crust of the white field. Though it happened only once, I am sending the thought of the thought continuing. To return to the field before the mowing. When a goldfinch swayed on a blue stem stalk, and the wind and the sun stirred the hay. —from “After the Mowing” Cinder: New and Selected Poems gathers for the first time poetry from across Susan Stewart’s thirty-five-year career, including many extraordinary new poems. From brief songs to longer meditative sequences, and always with formal innovation and exquisite precision, Stewart evokes the innocence of childho...

Crimes of Writing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Crimes of Writing

From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this pioneering book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--the forgeries of George Psalmanazar, the production of "fakelore," the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the imposture of Thomas Chatterton, and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. In this way, she emphasizes the issues which arise once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality. Finally, Stewart demonstrates that crimes of writing are delineated by the law because they specifically undermine the status of the law itself: the crimes illuminate the irreducible fact that law is written and therefore subject to temporality and interpretation.

On Longing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 213

On Longing

Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall tales, and objects of tourism and nostalgia: this diverse group of cultural forms is the subject of On Longing, a fascinating analysis of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or realize certain versions of the world. Originally published in 1984 (Johns Hopkins University Press), and now available in paperback for the first time, this highly original book draws on insights from semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist criticism. Addressing the relations of language to experience, the body to scale, and narratives to objects, Susan Stewart looks at the "miniature" as a metaphor for interiority and at the "gigantic" as an exaggeration of aspects of the exterior. In the final part of her essay Stewart examines the ways in which the "souvenir" and the "collection" are objects mediating experience in time and space.

Conflict Resolution
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186

Conflict Resolution

  • Categories: Law

A book that deals with the resolution of conflict across the legal, social and political spectrum by means of alternative methods to confrontation and conflict and adversarial approaches.

Columbarium
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 132

Columbarium

Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award in the category of poetry. In her long-awaited fourth book of poetry, Susan Stewart gives us a series of splendid, numinous poems about truths learned with the mind but set free through the senses. Modeled on the seventeenth-century practice of century forms, or books of one hundred pages, Columbarium expresses the bond between the living and the dead in voices of parent to child, lover to beloved, and mortal to the gods. The book arrives as a meditative gift from one of our most respected poet-critics. Stewart frames her Columbarium with four poems paying homage to the elements-to their destructive and creative aspects and to their roles...

The Forest
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 78

The Forest

Susan Stewart plumbs human history in an attempt to articulate the way language, memory, and art join in evoking consciousness. The Forest is about violence and memory: the violence we do to our surroundings and to ourselves; and the propensity of the human mind to exploit and rationalize in its longing for truth.

Have You Had Lunch?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 60

Have You Had Lunch?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-01-27
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  • Publisher: Author House

As hairdressers we can afford to forget the ‘real us’. No matter how we are feeling we tend to put on a ‘show’ for our clients. A good friend once said, “There are two Sue’s — Sue, my friend, and Sue, my hairdresser!” Have You Had Lunch? aims to guide you through a realistic career in everyday Hairdressing. It will give you an insight as to what life as a Saturday girl/boy, apprentice and stylist is all about. Throughout this demanding yet very rewarding career, you may bathe in much glory, but will also unfortunately suffer the occasional disaster. How you learn from and deal with these obstacles could transform you in to something amazing. A career in Hairdressing may take you around the world, see you working in television or on movie sets, but at the end of the day seeing an individual transformed by your vision is an experience which is second to none.

Nonsense
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 228

Nonsense

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989-12-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Stewart explores the labyrinthine relationships between common sense and nonsense in folklore, literary theory, anthropology, and sociology.

Explaining the Low Intensity of Ethnopolitical Conflict in Ukraine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 259

Explaining the Low Intensity of Ethnopolitical Conflict in Ukraine

This study analyzes the reasons for the relative lack of ethnopolitical conflict in Ukraine after 1989. Starting from the assumption that such conflict would have required higher levels of ethnic group mobilization, the book utilizes a multifactor model to explain why such mobilization remained extremely low in most cases. It reaches the conclusion that the interplay of historical and international factors was in large part responsible for the low mobilization levels.