A collection by an award-winning poet applies darkly comic language, classic and freestyle forms, and observations that explore a range of themes, in a volume that features such entries as "Half Mile Down," "Sixtieth-Birthday Dinner," and "Airplane Food."
“[In] preliterate societies, even those as late as ancient Greece and Anglo-Saxon England, the poet is the ideologue, historian, theologian, philosopher, TV, newspaper, Internet, and megamultiplex cinema rolled into one”--so begins Michael Ryan’s lively description of the cultural context of ancient poetry, in pointed contrast to that of poetry now. Informed by his own experience as a poet and writer, A Difficult Grace examines the lives and works of Dickinson, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Williams, Whitman, Frost, Bishop, and Stevens (as well as other poets and writers before and since), deftly combining literary history, critical writing by the writers themselves, and Ryan's expert understanding of their work. The result is a collection of powerfully argued essays written in a style easily accessible to a wide range of readers. Attending to the difficult graces of form, structure, rhythm, and technique, Ryan illuminates the unifying subject of his book: the vocation of the poet and the writer in the contemporary world. This is an essential book for both writers and readers.
Bibliografie : p. 321-324 The focus of this study is on the relationship between Hollywood film and American society from 1967 to the mid-eighties, a period characterized by a major swing in dominant social movements from Left to Right. Attention is given to the attitudes of the Hollywood film industry towards class, race, women and the cultural and political backgrounds of the researched period.
Investing in US Property has been written with international property investors squarely in mind. Almost every facet of the US property market differs from those of other countries, and even from those of other states in the US. The book explains the intricacies of the US property market, including looking at the overall economy, working out the correct strategy for individual investors, dealing with currency exchange, financing, locations, building an investment team, renovating and maintenance, researching the chosen market, finding properties, evaluating deals, making offers, closing, renting, selling and travelling to the US. As most people will turn to online research, more than one hun...
This hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to fashion and new formulations of gender identity Includes student exercises and activities for each chapter Teaches cultural analysis through practical examples and application Gives students across disciplines the tools to become practitioners of Cultural Studies and active cultural analysts The perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies Anthology (2008)
“Ryan is a scrupulously observant poet with a gift for going for the jugular . . . His work is finely honed, provocative, questing, and humane.” – Edward Hirsch, Washington Post Book World Michael Ryan’s first collection in fifteen years shows the acclaimed poet at the height of his powers. Highlighting the wit and passion displayed throughout his career, Ryan’s latest work comprises fifty-seven poems from three award-winning volumes and thirty-one new poems. In both dramatic lyrics and complex narratives, Ryan renders the world with startling clarity, freshness, and intimacy. New and Selected Poems is filled with the stuff of everyday life, and as the New York Times Book Review sa...
"A very powerful book. The final chapter, in particular, is one of the most provocative political-theoretical statements that I have read in a long time."--Bill Martin, Radical Philosophy Review of Books. "An impressive sequel to Marxism and Deconstruction."--Jonathan Culler, Cornell University.
Michael Ryan (d. 1840) remains one of the most mysterious figures in the history of medical ethics, despite the fact that he was the only British physician during the middle years of the 19th century to write about ethics in a systematic way. Michael Ryan’s Writings on Medical Ethics offers both an annotated reprint of his key ethical writings, and an extensive introductory essay that fills in many previously unknown details of Ryan’s life, analyzes the significance of his ethical works, and places him within the historical trajectory of the field of medical ethics.