By Muriel Spark
Within the seventy-three poems amassed right here Muriel Spark works in open types in addition to villanelles, rondels, epigrams, or even the travel de strength of a twenty-one web page ballad. She additionally exhibits herself a grasp of unforgettable brief poems. ahead of reaching status as a novelist (Memento Mori, The major of leave out Jean Brodie), Muriel Spark used to be already an acclaimed poet. The "power and control" of her poetry, as Publishers Weekly remarked, "is nearly startling." With the power and wit common of all her paintings, Dame Muriel hasn't ever stopped writing poems, which often look within the New Yorker. as with any her creations, the poems convey Spark to be "astonishingly gifted and really inimitable" (The San Francisco Chronicle).
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Chants Democratic;' Apostroph. 85. "Chants Democratic;' 1:35 and "Chants Democratic;' 1:21. 86. The seminal and perhaps still best history of nineteenthcentury nativism is John Higham, Strangers in the Land: Patterns ofAmerican Nativism 1860-1925 (New York: Atheneum, 1955). For an analysis of antebellum American nativism, see Jenny Franchot, Roads to Rome: the Antebellum Protestant Encounter with Catholicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994). 87. For a more thorough analysis of the structure of "Chants Democratic;' see Robin Hoople, "'Chants Democratic and Native American': A Neglected Sequence in the Growth of Leaves of Grass;' American Literature 42:2 (May 1970),181-96.
How curious! How real! Underfoot the divine soil-Overhead the sun. 5. See, revolving, The globe- the ancestor-continents, away, grouped together, The present and future continents, north and south, with the isthmus between. 6. See, vast, trackless spaces, As in a dream, they change, they swiftly fill, Countless masses debouch upon them, They are now covered with the foremost people, arts, institutions known. 7. See projected, through time, For me, an audience interminable.
Ll4. Leaves ofGrass (1855), 22. ll5. "Chants Democratic," 4. ll6. Leaves ofGrass (1855), 21. ll7. Rosemary Graham also notes that in these examples Whitman "compromise[d] the most radical tenants of his democratic philosophy-religion" in the 1860 edition, 16. Also see M. K. " ll8. org (accessed September 2008). The 1860 edition had an odd and surprising afterlife. After Thayer and Eldridge went bankrupt, the plates were auctioned and eventually bought by the unscrupulous publisher, Richard Worthington, who reprinted the edition several times and sold thousands of pirated copies in the 1880s, causing Whitman and his publishers many headaches.
All the Poems of Muriel Spark by Muriel Spark