Form and Value in Modern Poetry (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Form and Value in Modern Poetry We are familiar with the consequences of/this frame of mind in religion, in politics, and in what passes for phi losophy. We should also be familiar with it in the chores of daily life: the life we get over withas so much blind action, but which 'yet needs its excuse, its quick, quibbled justifica tion. We are not familiar with it in, the works of rational imagination - at least not as a dominant value or as a source of strength; When we see it, we see it as weakness, as sub stitution, precisely as Work not done: as, at its best, melo drama, and at its worst, dead convention or the rehearsal of formula; and that is what we see in the great bulk of Hardy's verse. The very frame of mind that provided the pattern of his writing provided also, and at once, the terms of its general failure: leaving success, so far as his conscious devotions went, an accident of escape from the governing frame. Concern is in the end with the success; and will show it no accident; in the meantime with the considera tions that make it seem so. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 408 pages
- 152 x 229 x 21mm | 544g
- 21 Apr 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 60 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white