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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
... dueling national claims to Israel/Palestine, exerts enormous existential pressure. This essay draws on an eclectic but substantial number of poems composed by canonical contemporary figures such as Nizār Qabbānī, Adonis, and Mahmoud Darwish to demonstrate how Arab poets strategically (even routinely...
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Public Culture (1 May 1990) 2 (2): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 1990
... selection of translations are among the best-known postcolonial poets in Hindi and Marathi, two of the major literary languages of the Indian subcontinent. Although all six poets belong to the generation born between 1910 and 1935, which came into lit- erary maturity during the last decade of the...
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Public Culture (1 January 1991) 4 (1): 143.
Published: 01 January 1991
.... But Homer hew it and Vyasa too, black river and bridge sllmmon those whose stinging eyes criss-cross red lights, metal implements, battlefields: birth is always bloody. Meena Alexander, a poet and writer, teaches English at Hunter College and the Grad...
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Public Culture (1 January 1991) 4 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 January 1991
..., No. 1: Fall 1991 142 begins to wilt brown, in a confused morning full of sunlight and dust, monkeys and history. Whal Disanayake is a national award-winning Writer and a leading poet from Sn Lanka. He has published six volumes of poetry in his mother...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 1999
... not Poets enough to frighten one from such excursions, and who really want a little Art to shape them.”9 If we examine Russian views of translation, however, we see a very different picture. For while Russia has unquestionably been and remains an imperialist power, it has also been a country in...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 141–142.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., pop music needs the vital juices of undiscov- ered cultures and subcultures to suck. But that by itself is neither here nor there. As T.S. Eliot said, poetasters borrow, but poets steal. To put it dif- ferently, talent lies in the inability to imitate. A thief makes the purloined object his...
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Public Culture (1 September 2001) 13 (3): 485–505.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: American Women Poets and the Second World War (1990). Althizer, Nell. 1994 . Collected poems, 1930-83, by Josephine Miles. Thirteenth Moon 9 : 1 -2, 144-50. Baird, Joseph L., and Deborah S. Workman, eds. 1986 . Toward Solomon's mountain: The experience of disability in poetry . Philadelphia...
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Public Culture (1 September 2007) 19 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the thing” — U.S. patriotic poets believed that all democracy, liberty, and equality were embodied in “the honest words” appropriated by U.S. English, and thus the word “Mississippi,” said Whitman, “winds with chutes” and “rolls a stream three...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 93–112.
Published: 01 May 1991
...- ininity.8 The first ad features a few lines from the venerated Bengali poet Ra- bindranath Thakur (known more commonly as Tagore)? The -stylized pro- See David Kopf, British Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance (Berkeley: Univer- sity of California Press, 1969), for a minutely detailed...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Center’s “How American Women Got the Right to Vote” display faces off against the Iranian Studies Room’s oversized bust of the Persian epic poet Ferdowsi. The Germans have given up: since funding for their Goethe Institut reading room was cut, it has sat pad-locked and unused with half-stocked shelves...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to have in the classroom. In a seminar on literary translation that I’ve taught with the poet Forrest Gander, I begin by telling students about my own favorite untranslatable—that is, one of those words found in every language for which there is no equivalent in any other, which consequently seem to...
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Public Culture (1 September 2001) 13 (3): 359–366.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Eli Clare © 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Eli Clare is a poet, essayist, and activist living in Michigan. She is the author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (1999). PC 13.3-02 Clare 9/14/01 3:36 PM Page 359...
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Public Culture (1 May 2003) 15 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., and Isidore Okpewho, who kindly read through the first draft of the paper. A somewhat different and abridged version, entitled “Explorations in Animist Materialism and a Read- ing of the Poetry of Niyi Osundare,” is scheduled to appear in Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah, ed., The Peo- ple’s Poet: Emerging...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 119–126.
Published: 01 January 2010
... 125 project:rendition Participants William Allen is a poet and painter. His poetry books include The Man on the Moon (1987) and Sev- astopol: On Photographs of War (1997). His art and poetry can be seen at www.ekphrases.com. Jake Araujo-Simon attends Stuyvesant High School in...
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Public Culture (1 May 1994) 6 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Boym , Svetlana . 1991. Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Boym , Svetlana . In press. “Soviet Everyday Culture.” In...
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Public Culture (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
... the poet Baal is caught and waits for his execution, he ad- dresses Mahound: "Whores and writers, Mahound. We are the people you can't forgive. Mahound replies: Writers and whores, I see no difference here." The second theme is that of transformatiordmigration.The main 'carrier' of this...
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Public Culture (1 May 1993) 5 (2): 347–352.
Published: 01 May 1993
... Israelite are chosen to carry it out; when the Germans compete with the poets of Rome, they do not choose a Hans Sachs and a Bathyllus, but Virgil and Klopstock (93); in short, we refer to the Greek and Roman public in its fullest flowering, and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 441–450.
Published: 01 September 2009
... numerous and not always properly interconnected historical injustices that converge on its rusting surface (fig. 5). Colliure versus Port Bou On one of our brief trips into France in the early 1960s, my family visited the grave of Antonio Machado, arguably the greatest Spanish poet of the twentieth...
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Public Culture (1 May 2005) 17 (2): 217–234.
Published: 01 May 2005
... heart of history is a critical discourse that is antithetical to spontaneous memory. History is perpetually suspicious of memory, and its true mission is to suppress and destroy it.”5 Souls defi es this expectation, for Du Bois writes as both a historian and a poet/preserver of the cultural memory...
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Public Culture (1 January 1995) 8 (1): 127–158.
Published: 01 January 1995
...” as formulated within indigenous Pacific notions of space, time, community, and transoceanic flow, see Epeli Hau’ofa, “This Sea of Islands” (1995) as well as the complexly situated Maori poetics of New Zealand novelists and poets, Patricia Grace...