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The Resource Approaching prayer : ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey, Robert Kirschten

Approaching prayer : ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey, Robert Kirschten

Label
Approaching prayer : ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey
Title
Approaching prayer
Title remainder
ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kirschten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Approaching Prayer is a critical study in a mythopoeic mode of two of the most distinguished southern poets of the second half of the twentieth century - A.R. Ammons and James Dickey. Not a comparative study in the traditional style, this work explores two lines of separate inquiry into how each writer employs myth and ritual in creating his art. Kirschten finds that, although Ammons and Dickey differed radically in emotion, method, and format, their poetry shares ancient ceremonial strategies that require close comparison with a plurality of religious traditions
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Kirschten, Robert
Dewey number
811/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3501.M6
LC item number
Z83 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prayer in literature
  • Ritual in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Religious poetry, American
  • Ammons, A. R
  • Dickey, James
  • Southern States
Label
Approaching prayer : ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey, Robert Kirschten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-167) 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
This black rich country : Ammons' mythic "way" begins at Sumer -- Ammons' Sumerian songs : desert laments and eastern quests -- Dickey's "Approaching prayer" : ritual and the shape of myth -- Form and genre in Dickey's "Falling" : the great goddess gives birth to the earth -- The momentum of word-magic in Dickey's The eye-beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and mercy
Control code
38090958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780807122471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97051186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Approaching prayer : ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey, Robert Kirschten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-167) 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
This black rich country : Ammons' mythic "way" begins at Sumer -- Ammons' Sumerian songs : desert laments and eastern quests -- Dickey's "Approaching prayer" : ritual and the shape of myth -- Form and genre in Dickey's "Falling" : the great goddess gives birth to the earth -- The momentum of word-magic in Dickey's The eye-beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and mercy
Control code
38090958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780807122471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97051186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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