Companion Spider: Essays by Clayton Eshleman

By Clayton Eshleman

This is often the gathered paintings of a poet and translator who is going extra deeply into the artwork and its method and calls for.

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By Clayton Eshleman

This is often the gathered paintings of a poet and translator who is going extra deeply into the artwork and its method and calls for.

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3. The librar y would contai n n o book s o f literary criticism , an d th e only critical exercise required of students would be the writing of parodies. 4. Courses i n prosody, rhetoric, an d comparative philology would be required o f al l students, an d ever y studen t woul d hav e to selec t thre e courses out of courses in mathematics, natural history, geology, meteorology, archaeology, mythology, liturgies , cooking . 5. 1 Auden's "College," with its emphasis on memorization, which has become archaic in our time , is a model for poet as Man o f Letters, a Jack of All Literary Trades, who elaborates his life in poetry, letters, reviews, essays, possibly editing and translating etc.

O r hav e not th e wide seas on hot night s let you dream that w e were glowin g sparks on flying fish far abov e the se a and th e stars ? Splendid was your mask of black fire in which your long hair was burning—and you believed, at last, at last, that you held the young go d in your arms who would deliver you from povert y and ardent desire? Then came the other thing—the cold fire, the glory. Never again , you said, never agai n shall my will be slave to another. No w I want to be alone, alone with myself and my will to power and to glory.

Thousands o f lines of poetry in these languages would be learned by heart. 3. The librar y would contai n n o book s o f literary criticism , an d th e only critical exercise required of students would be the writing of parodies. 4. Courses i n prosody, rhetoric, an d comparative philology would be required o f al l students, an d ever y studen t woul d hav e to selec t thre e courses out of courses in mathematics, natural history, geology, meteorology, archaeology, mythology, liturgies , cooking .

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