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Die Machtelite

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Author: Charles Wright Mills
Publisher: Westend Verlag
ISBN: 3864897572
Size: 60.89 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : de
Pages : 576
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Book Description: Charles Wright Mills war einer der schillerndsten amerikanischen Intellektuellen, ein "radikaler Nomade" und "postmoderner Cowboy". Zusammen mit Herbert Marcuse und Frantz Fanon zählt Mills zu den wichtigsten Wegbereitern der neuen Linken - und wurde selbst nach seinem vorzeitigen Tod 1962 von der CIA als "intellektuelle Bedrohung" eingestuft. Generationen von Leserinnen und Lesern wurden durch Die Machtelite zu kritischem Denken animiert. In seinem bahnbrechenden Buch beschreibt Mills einen Komplex von drei fest miteinander verbundenen Macht-zentren: die militärische, wirtschaftliche und politische Elite - und kritisiert dabei bereits jene Entwicklungen, die heute als "Postdemokratie" zusammengefasst werden. Über 60 Jahre nach Erscheinen ist sein Werk aktuell wie nie - wer sich für Elitenforschung interessiert, kommt an Mills nicht vorbei.


Country Music

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Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819572264
Size: 11.45 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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Book Description: Co-winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Poetry, Country Music is comprised of eighty-eight poems selected from Charles Wright’s first four books published between 1970 and 1977. From his first book, The Grave of the Right Hand, to the extraordinary China Trace, this selection of early works represents “Charles Wright’s grand passions: his desire to reclaim and redeem a personal past, to make a reckoning with his present, and to conjure the terms by which we might face the future,” writes David St. John in the forward. These poems, powerful and moving in their own right, lend richness and insight to Wright’s recently collected later works. “In Country Music we see the same explosive imagery, the same dismantled and concentric (or parallel) narratives, the same resolutely spiritual concerns that have become so familiar to us in Wright’s more recent poetry,” writes St. John.


Oblivion Banjo

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Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374719829
Size: 78.58 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 784
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Book Description: The selected works of one of our finest American poets The thread that dangles us between a dark and a darker dark, Is luminous, sure, but smooth sided. Don’t touch it here, and don’t touch it there. Don’t touch it, in fact, anywhere— Let it dangle and hold us hard, let it flash and swing. —from “Scar Tissue” Over the course of his work—more than twenty books in total—Charles Wright has built “one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century” (David Young, Contemporary Poets). Oblivion Banjo, a capacious new selection spanning his decades-long career, showcases the central themes of Wright’s poetry: “language, landscape, and the idea of God.” No matter the precise subject of each poem, on display here is a vast and rich interior life, a mind wrestling with the tenuous relationship between the ways we describe the world and its reality. The recipient of almost every honor in poetry—the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize, to name a few—and a former poet laureate of the United States, Wright is an essential voice in American letters. Oblivion Banjo is the perfect distillation of his inimitable career—for devout fans and newcomers alike.


Understanding Charles Wright

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Author: Joe Moffett
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037788
Size: 35.59 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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Book Description: "In this first book-length study of Charles Wright's extensive body of work, Joe Moffett offers an introduction to the books and themes that have defined the poet's illustrious career." "Wright's major work centers around a lengthy self-described "trilogy of trilogies" project in which each volume is a collection of poems stemming from a different trio of books. In his study of each segment of the trilogy, Moffett finds Wright returning to the distinctive landscape and culture of his native Appalachia in poetic quests for spiritual meaning. Moffett concludes with a survey of Wright's three subsequent volumes of poetry as a continuation of the poetic style and dialogue between southern landscapes and divine influences that defined the poet's earlier trilogies."--BOOK JACKET.


The Politics Of Truth

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Author: Charles Wright Mills
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195343050
Size: 21.41 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: The first collection of C. Wright Mills's rare and out-of-print papers and articles for the 21st century, selected and introduced by intellectual historian John Summers.


Appalachia

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Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466877464
Size: 54.87 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Book Description: Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic project of astonishing scope--a series of three trilogies. The first trilogy was collected in Country Music, the second in The World of the Ten Thousand Things, and the third began with Chickamauga and continued with Black Zodiac. Appalachia is the last book in the final trilogy of this pathbreaking and majestic series. If Country Music traced "Wright's journey from the soil to the stars" and The World of the Ten Thousand Things "lovingly detailed" our world and made "a visionary map of the world beyond" (James Longenbach, The Nation), this final book in Wright's great work reveals a master's confrontation with his own mortality and his stunning ability to discover transcendence in the most beautifully ordinary of landscapes.


Sestets

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Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466877448
Size: 50.17 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: Sestets is the nineteenth book from one of the country's most acclaimed poets, a masterpiece of formal rigor and a profound meditation on nature and mortality. It is yet another virtuosic showcase for Charles Wright's acclaimed descriptive powers, and also an inquiry into the nature of description itself, both seductive and dangerous: "a virtual world/ Unfit for the virtuous." Like his previous books, Sestets is seeded with the lyrics of old love songs and spirituals, and "there is always room to connect his highly polished poems to the world where most of us lead mundane lives" (Miami Herald). Soaring and earthy, lyrical and direct, Charles Wright is an American treasure, and his search for a truth that transcends change and death settles finally on the beauties of nature and language: "Time is a graceless enemy, but purls as it comes and goes."


Quarter Notes

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Author: Charles Wright
Publisher:
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Size: 15.60 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 173
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Book Description: Uncommon prose reflections on the craft of poetry


Bye And Bye

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Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466877480
Size: 30.93 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: Over the course of nineteen collections of poems, Charles Wright has built "one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century" (David Young, Contemporary Poets). Bye-and-Bye, which brings together selections from Wright's more recent work—including the entirety of Littlefoot, Wright's moving, book-length meditation on mortality—showcases the themes and images that have defined his mature work: the true affinity between writer and subject, human and nature; the tenuous relationship between description and actuality; and the search for a truth that transcends change and death. Bye-and-Bye is a wonderful introduction to the late work of one of America's finest and best-loved poets.


The Early Poetry Of Charles Wright

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Author: Robert D. Denham
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786441984
Size: 16.78 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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Book Description: This companion covers Charles Wright's first two trilogies, Country Music (1982) and The World of the Ten Thousand Things (1990), providing biographical details, information on Wright's sources and influences, and historical notes. It pays special attention to the way that Wright's poems work together and the links that are formed between them. While each poem is given its own commentary, the author argues that they work together in a concentrated whole to document a man's spiritual journey.


Charles Wright In Conversation

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Author: Robert D. Denham
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482583
Size: 49.47 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 183
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Book Description: Because Charles Wright occupies a large space in contemporary American poetry, it is only natural that his readers over the years have wanted to engage him in conversation and discover more about his career and inspirations. In this collection of richly detailed interviews conducted between 1979 and 2006, Wright eloquently discusses a range of topics, including the beginning of his poetic career in Italy, his experiences at the University of Iowa, the American and European influences on his work, contemporary poets he admires, his place in Southern literature, the art of translating poetry, and such formal matters as his lineation and rhythmic phrasing, his use of syllabics, and the development of his characteristic style. An extensive bibliography of writings by and about Wright supplements the interviews.