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Modernist alchemy : poetry and the occult, Timothy Materer

Label
Modernist alchemy : poetry and the occult
Title
Modernist alchemy
Title remainder
poetry and the occult
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Materer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The occult has been a source of both ideas and images for modern poets from W.B. Yeats to James Merrill. Poets as diverse as Ezra Pound, H.D., Sylvia Plath, Robert Duncan, and Ted Hughes were both fascinated by, and skeptical of, such phenomena as alchemy and astrology, Ouija boards and Tarot cards, Indian mysticism, the kabbalah, and gnosticism. All of these poets, Timothy Materer says, approached the occult with a modernist sophistication and a self-consciousness that are not entirely credulous nor entirely skeptical. Modernist Alchemy takes a close look at the work of twentieth-century poets whose use of the occult constitutes a recovery of discarded beliefs and modes of thought: Yeats and Plath try to dismiss conventional religion, Hughes captures a sense of adventure, H.D. seeks to liberate repressed concepts, while Duncan and Merrill hunt for a lost understanding of sexual identity which will allow for androgyny and homosexuality
  • Materer ends with Merrill, whose attempt to suspend both doubt and belief marks the culmination of the poetic style initiated by Yeats
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
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Materer, Timothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.O33
LC item number
M37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Yeats, William B
  • American poetry
  • Occultism in literature
  • Alchemy in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Poésie américaine
  • Occultisme dans la littérature
  • Alchimie dans la littérature
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Gedichten
  • Occultisme
  • Alchemie
  • Modernisme (cultuur)
  • Amerikaans
  • alchimie
  • occultisme
  • Poètes américains
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Littérature et ésotérisme
  • Alchimie
  • Lyrik
  • Okkultismus (Motiv)
  • Literatur
  • Alchemy in literature
  • American poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Occultism in literature
  • Englisch
  • United States
Label
Modernist alchemy : poetry and the occult, Timothy Materer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Literary Occultism -- 1. Daemonic Images: From W.B. Yeats to Ezra Pound -- 2. Ezra Pound as Magus -- 3. T.S. Eliot: Occultism as Heresy -- 4. H.D.'s Hermeticism: Between Jung and Freud -- 5. Robert Duncan and the Mercurial Self -- 6. Sylvia Plath: Occultism as Source and Symptom -- 7. Ted Hughes's Alchemical Quest -- 8. James Merrill's Romantic Unconscious
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 218 pages
Isbn
9780801431463
Lccn
95034932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32970200
  • (OCoLC)ocm32970200
Label
Modernist alchemy : poetry and the occult, Timothy Materer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Literary Occultism -- 1. Daemonic Images: From W.B. Yeats to Ezra Pound -- 2. Ezra Pound as Magus -- 3. T.S. Eliot: Occultism as Heresy -- 4. H.D.'s Hermeticism: Between Jung and Freud -- 5. Robert Duncan and the Mercurial Self -- 6. Sylvia Plath: Occultism as Source and Symptom -- 7. Ted Hughes's Alchemical Quest -- 8. James Merrill's Romantic Unconscious
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 218 pages
Isbn
9780801431463
Lccn
95034932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32970200
  • (OCoLC)ocm32970200

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