Life Writing as Self-Collecting in the 1930s. Cecil Day Lewis and Louis MacNeice

Teresa Bruś
ISBN: 978-83-229-3310-7
Liczba stron: 308
Format: B5, oprawa broszurowa
Rok wydania: 2012
Cena: 55,00 PLN   10,00 PLN  

Książka Teresy Bruś Life Writing as Self-Collecting in the 1930: Cecil Day Lewis and Louis MacNeice stanowi porównanie twórczości autobiograficznej dwóch ważnych angielskich poetów irlandzkiego pochodzenia — Cecila Day Lewisa i Louisa MacNeice. Publikacja koncentruje się na latach 30. XX wieku, w których tworzyli obaj poeci należący do tzw. pokolenia Audena. Analizie poddano między innymi takie teksty, jak A Hope for Poetry i The Buried Day Cecila Day Lewisa czy Autumn Journal i The Strings Are False Louisa MacNeice. Publikacja stanowi istotny wkład w badania nad kulturą i literaturą brytyjską.

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface

Chapter I: Autobiographical Life in the Thirties

  • The Thirties: Between Remembered and Proleptic Crises
  • “As It Seemed to Us”
  • Crisis of the Self
  • Collecting and Gathering
  • Homo Collector
  • Abundance and Privation: Problems with Life Writing

Chapter II: Essaying in Autobiography: Cecil Day Lewis’s and Louis MacNeice’s Critical Extensions of the Experience of Poetry in A Hope for Poetry and Modern Poetry: A Personal Essay

  • Poets Speaking in Prose
  • Critical Arbitration of Poetry in the Thirties
  • Modern Poetry and the “Pattern of Hope”
  • Configurations of Essayistic Subjects
  • Ancient Greeks, “All Alive”
  • Mental Libraries and the Experience of Reading
  • Experience in the Essay

Chapter III: Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal as a Place of Asylum in Space and an Archive in Time

  • “Eyes on the World”: A Journey of the Journal
  • Diarizing in the Thirties
  • Keeping a Journal and Writing a Poem
  • Writing Life
  • Time of the Now and the Order of Days
  • Collecting “I to I”
  • “And” as Terminus Technicus
  • Autumnal Archiving

Chapter IV: Autobiographical Selves in Cecil Day Lewis’s Th e Buried Day: A Personal Memoir and Louis MacNeice’s Th e Strings Are False: An Unfinished Autobiography

  • The Buried Day and the Use of Memoir
  • Photography in Memoir
  • Family and Home in Focus
  • Self in Focus
  • Self in a Muddle: The Strings Are False
  • Resources of the Past
  • “On the Track of a Synthesis”

Conclusions

List of Abbreviations

Works Cited

Index of Names

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