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There seems to have been two. Although it probably remains the primary classroom methodology of conscientious teachers of college freshmen, it has certainly been abandoned by the most prominent and chichi literature faculty in the elite schools.
Ignore the modern punctuation: Its “hymns” follow the same arcing path as the poet’s earlier “bootless” prayers, but a bird doesn’t care if “heaven’s gate” is locked. But what are the limits of this creative clash between high and low?
Break, Blow, Burn by Camille Paglia – PopMatters
But without the context of Lowell’s troubled life and failed marriages, it is “simply” rich imagery. My initial skepticism notwithstanding, she actually succeeded, and what a pleasure it budn to read her commentary. There was a point in Break, Blow, Burnwhen I started thinking about just that pagliz. How refreshing to have Paglia turn her high-powered perception from something grand like Western history and Western sexual identity to something tiny, like a poem.
Paglia concludes with camlle words to Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock,” a wonderful song about which she says baffling things: Unfortunately, poetry has always seemed to me something outdated, boring, and either too random, too issue-oriented, or too melodramatic for my tastes. Why Poetry Still Matters Listen. Quotes from Break, Blow, Burn.
Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World’s Best Poems
The cinematic nature of Western perception, intellect, and psychological projection is one of the major, motivating, and of course controversial hypotheses of my work. Paglia, her broad knowledge, keen insight, and razor wit filling in the blanks, transforming the vaguely disturbing “Man and Wife” into an epic of Lowell’s rise and fall running in parallel with American culture – condensed in twenty-eight lines. Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson in announced the arrival of a new intellectual voice.
But no, what she had been laboring on for years was not a tome-ish SexII but rather a slim pink book explainin When I first read that Camille Paglia was working on a book about poetry my mind screamed: Nothing breaks Shakespeare’s way.
At the same time, it’s a burrowing into the themes of Sexual Personae – it’s the raw poetry and fire vreak Sexual Personae without the epic, without crossing an eon of human history. Our sense of life’s transience intensifies its pleasures. He seems to gesture this way and that toward a parade of envied others who do not see him, since he has become an invisible man. The poems are great and it’s evident that she is phenomenal at bkrn them. Sep 24, Jeannine rated it liked it Recommends it for: The passion of a few humans in isolated, ethereal moments is condensed here and it’s wickedly beautiful.
Housden’s editorial genius was his ability to ignore problematic subject matter and stir his declarations skyward, looking over the hill for the displaced Gods who formerly assured us a coherent world. It was enough to make one want to give up the game entirely and watch DVD reissues instead, camillw there is a blast of fresh air coming through the room, Camille Paglia’s BreakBlow, Burn, a collection of forty- three poems brought together for a close reading by the author.
Also, Paglia has turned me on to John Donne. Some of the instances where pagkia finds sexuality and violence just seem absolutely bizarre to me. She has us and we her all the way to downtown Brooklyn Over the tunnel and through the bridge to DeKalb Avenue we go all very chummy she stares at the number over the door and gives no sign yet the sign is on her If there were a centerpiece in the masterful collection, I’d go with Sylvia Plath’s acidic angst – “Daddy” – the longest at a mere 80 lines.
The thought is extended by a paradox: Oftentimes, she seems like she wants to get the reader riled up What is she thinking? The poems, most of them no more than a page, are imbued with a richness that Paglia masterfully shines light on, fulfilling her goal to “illuminate” them.
Break, Blow, Burn, by Camille Paglia
That’s not deep or genuine art-making to me–it’s adolescent skittishness, the posturing of a snippy, adenoidal grad student I remember that type all too well. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers—and continues to create generations of new ones.
These metaphors split off, in turn, into subordinate metaphors, to end each quatrain with a witty ourish. She definitely has renewed my interest in the Metaphysical poets, Whitman, Dickinson, Williams, and Roethke, among others. Sometimes she had something enlightening to say but often as not she was also condescending to the reader.
The poem concludes in unqualified direct address: She also proves entertainingly willing to say not only what a poem does and means, but why she likes it. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.
Reading Break, Blow, BurnI was reminded how quiet this book is, and yet how necessary. As the book progressed, I found myself disagreeing more and more with her take on the “deeper meaning” of each poem and, perhaps, I should have not read the book in a quick sitting. In her introduction, Paglia suggests that today’s “most honored poets” are overrated, describing their “poetic language” as “stale and derivative. I instinctively felt that Frost’s “honesty” was false and repressive.
Paglia sees paintings or movies almost every time she looks at a poem. But as the decades passed and poststructuralism, postmodernism, and New Historicism took root in the academy, I began to realize how many of my skills as a commentator on art and culture came from my early training in the New Criticism. Greer’s got my vote for the premiere feminist writer after Simone de Beauvoir, and nothing she does on TV or anywhere else will change that!
For Shakespeare, the human body is on fire from our day of birth. The waning of xamille suggests that poetry came more easily to the young Shakespeare than it does now. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It also limits her tastes, especially in the last quarter of this book. But I applaud her That said, I enjoyed following Camille’s sometimes counter-intuitive readings, sometimes there’s a stretch of logic, but on the whole, pretty entertaining.
She touches on the crux of my personal dilemma by contrasting the poems created for the stage vs. The implication is unsettling: