Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams

I found this link, with audio of a lecture by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams. The notes say: First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams’s poems: “Thursday,” “To Elsie,” “Horned Purple,” and “The Term.” This class also covers the importance of Williams… Continue reading Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams

The Theme of Regret in Thomas Hardy’s Poetry

One of Thomas Hardy’s most powerful themes is, as Joanna Cullen Brown puts it, that ‘one awakes to understanding too late’. Many of his poems cover this territory, but take the Self Unseeing as an example: Here is the ancient floor, Footworn and hollowed and thin, Here was the former door Where the dead feet… Continue reading The Theme of Regret in Thomas Hardy’s Poetry

Thomas Hardy’s Poems 1912-13: Ghosts, Memory and the Presence of the Past

Throughout Thomas Hardy’s Poems of 1912-13, written after the sudden death of his first wife and originally published in the volume Satires of Circumastance, there’s a dominant theme of ‘haunting’, in both the supernatural and the psychological sense. Often this is a direct allusion, such as in the poem The Haunter, where the ghost of… Continue reading Thomas Hardy’s Poems 1912-13: Ghosts, Memory and the Presence of the Past

Free: 201 Stories by Anton Chekhov

Constance Garnett translated and published 13 volumes of Chekhov stories between the years 1916 and 1922. This site, 201 Stories by Anton Chekhov, presents all 201 stories in the order of their publication in Russia.  Found via: Open Culture.