Time's Stop In Savannah

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Times's Stop in Savannah examines the life and works of poet Conrad Aiken. The literary, spiritual, and psychological development of an often misunderstood figure of modern American literature is revealed in this study. Since Aiken's death, he has gained increasing recognition as an important figure in modern literature. Times's Stop in Savannah shows how Aiken developed his vision of cosmic harmony. The ripe fruit of discovery can be found in his universally acclaimed autobiography Ushant, a work that begins in ...
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Overview

Times's Stop in Savannah examines the life and works of poet Conrad Aiken. The literary, spiritual, and psychological development of an often misunderstood figure of modern American literature is revealed in this study. Since Aiken's death, he has gained increasing recognition as an important figure in modern literature. Times's Stop in Savannah shows how Aiken developed his vision of cosmic harmony. The ripe fruit of discovery can be found in his universally acclaimed autobiography Ushant, a work that begins in tragedy and ends in the triumphant vision of ever renewing life.
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Reveals the literary, spiritual, and psychological development of a poet who used writing to heal from the inner pain of his parents' deaths. Examines his life and works, and how his work reflected the psychic turmoil within himself and American society. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865545335
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Time's Stop in Savannah: Conrad Aiken and Psychoanalysis 7
2 Aiken in Savannah and Cambridge 21
3 Literary Comrades and Perilous Lovers 39
4 Aiken and Eliot: Poetry's Nature and Function 57
5 The Poet as Pilgrim 75
6 Fictional Descent into Hell 91
7 Apocalypse: Ushant and the Preludes 107
8 Visions of a Modern Romantic: Santayana, Nietzsche, and the Philosophic Mind 127
9 Immanence and Transcendence 141
Epilogue: The Quest for Home 161
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