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The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from .. That without hate or love .. The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Emil Rade, 16 February [email protected] Both kinds of love were a preoccupation for the soldier poet of the First evade the nature of the relationship between poet and subject which, in the end, summer with in Germany in , an English lecturer abroad then, now an own heart in his loves and hates, besides having been just my own age. In Britain in the s, but also later, many poems were written by people that Day Lewis was a nature poet, and also had a deep love for England. . Having worked as a schoolteacher in Germany from , Auden moved to London in . his state is to be preferred to earthly life, where people are 'sequestered in hate', .
The book was dedicated to his friend, the Philadelphia artist William Brooke Smithwho had recently died of tuberculosis. According to modernist scholar James Knapp, Pound rejected the idea of poetry as "versified moral essay"; he wanted to focus on the individual experience, the concrete rather than the abstract.
In December he published a second collection, A Quinzaine for This Yule, and after the death of a lecturer at the Regent Street Polytechnic he managed to acquire a position lecturing in the evenings, from January to Februaryon "The Development of Literature in Southern Europe".
He would wear trousers made of green billiard cloth, a pink coat, a blue shirt, a tie hand-painted by a Japanese friend, an immense sombrero, a flaming beard cut to a point, and a single, large blue earring.
No one ever presents a cape, or shakes a muleta at him without getting a charge. Through Olivia Shakespear he was introduced to her former lover W. Yeatsin Pound's view the greatest living poet. Pound had sent Yeats a copy of A Lume Spento the previous year, before he left for Venice, and Yeats had apparently found it charming.
The men became close friends, although Yeats was older by 20 years. Pound was also introduced to sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeskapainter Wyndham Lewis and to the cream of London's literary circle, including the poet T.
The American heiress Margaret Lanier Cravens — became a patron; after knowing him a short time she offered a large annual sum to allow him to focus on his work.
Cravens killed herself inafter the pianist Walter Rummellong the object of her affection, married someone else. She may also have been discouraged by Pound's engagement to Dorothy. It was favorably reviewed; one review said it was "full of human passion and natural magic". He loved New York but felt the city was threatened by commercialism and vulgarity, and he no longer felt at home there.
Montgomeryvisited the architects' offices almost every day to shout at them. On 22 February he sailed from New York on the R. Mauretaniaarriving in Southampton six days later. When he returned to London in AugustA. Orageeditor of the socialist journal The New Agehired him to write a weekly column, giving him a steady income.
Pound introduced her to his friends, including the poet Richard Aldingtonwhom she would marry in Before that the three of them lived in Church Walk, Kensington—Pound at no. The museum's visitors' books show that Pound was often found during and in the Print Room examining Japanese ukiyo-esome inscribed with Japanese waka versea genre of poetry whose economy and strict conventions likely contributed to Imagist techniques of composition.
What obfuscated me was not the Italian but the crust of dead English, the sediment present in my own available vocabulary You can't go round this sort of thing.
It takes six or eight years to get educated in one's art, and another ten to get rid of that education. Neither can anyone learn English, one can only learn a series of Englishes. Rossetti made his own language. On these grounds, he was willing to provide financial assistance to his son, but did not support his desire to be a writer.
Eventually, Hughes and his father came to a compromise: Hughes would study engineering, so long as he could attend Columbia. His tuition provided, Hughes left his father after more than a year. He left in because of racial prejudice. He was attracted more to the African-American people and neighborhood of Harlem than to his studies, but he continued writing poetry.
Malone inspending six months traveling to West Africa and Europe. Malone for a temporary stay in Paris. In Novemberhe returned to the U. After assorted odd jobs, he gained white-collar employment in as a personal assistant to historian Carter G. As the work demands limited his time for writing, Hughes quit the position to work as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel.
There he encountered poet Vachel Lindsaywith whom he shared some poems. Impressed with the poems, Lindsay publicized his discovery of a new black poet. By this time, Hughes's earlier work had been published in magazines and was about to be collected into his first book of poetry.
Hughes at university in The following year, Hughes enrolled in Lincoln Universitya historically black university in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He joined the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. After Hughes earned a B. Except for travels to the Soviet Union and parts of the Caribbeanhe lived in Harlem as his primary home for the remainder of his life.
During the s, he became a resident of Westfield, New Jersey for a time, sponsored by his patron Charlotte Osgood Mason. Hughes's story "Blessed Assurance" deals with a father's anger over his son's effeminacy and "queerness". Hughes did, however, show a respect and love for his fellow black man and woman.
Other scholars argue for his homosexuality: His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The title is taken from his poem " The Negro Speaks of Rivers ".
German poems presented to Darwin | Darwin Correspondence Project
Within the center of the cosmogram is the line: My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.
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Except for McKay, they worked together also to create the short-lived magazine Fire!! Devoted to Younger Negro Artists. Hughes and his contemporaries had different goals and aspirations than the black middle class. Hughes and his fellows tried to depict the "low-life" in their art, that is, the real lives of blacks in the lower social-economic strata. They criticized the divisions and prejudices within the black community based on skin color. The younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame.
If white people are pleased we are glad.
If they are not, it doesn't matter. We know we are beautiful. Henry James gave the bride away. United States[ edit ] Rudyard Kipling's America —, Kipling and his wife settled upon a honeymoon that would take them first to the United States including a stop at the Balestier family estate near Brattleboro, Vermont and then on to Japan.
Taking this loss in their stride, they returned to the US, back to Vermont — Carrie by this time was pregnant with their first child —and rented a small cottage on a farm near Brattleboro for ten dollars a month. We bought, second or third hand, a huge, hot-air stove which we installed in the cellar. We cut generous holes in our thin floors for its eight-inch [20 cm] tin pipes why we were not burned in our beds each week of the winter I never can understand and we were extraordinarily and self-centredly content.
Her Mother's birthday being the 31st and mine the 30th of the same month, we congratulated her on her sense of the fitness of things It was also in this cottage that the first dawnings of the Jungle Books came to Kipling: It chanced that I had written a tale about Indian Forestry work which included a boy who had been brought up by wolves.
In the stillness, and suspense, of the winter of '92 some memory of the Masonic Lions of my childhood's magazine, and a phrase in Haggard's Nada the Lilycombined with the echo of this tale.
After blocking out the main idea in my head, the pen took charge, and I watched it begin to write stories about Mowgli and animals, which later grew into the two Jungle Books ". Kipling named the house Naulakhain honour of Wolcott and of their collaboration, and this time the name was spelled correctly. In the short span of four years, he produced, in addition to the Jungle Books, a collection of short stories The Day's Worka novel Captains Courageousand a profusion of poetry, including the volume The Seven Seas.
The collection of Barrack-Room Ballads was issued in Marchfirst published individually for the most part inand containing his poems " Mandalay " and " Gunga Din ". He especially enjoyed writing the Jungle Books — both masterpieces of imaginative writing — and enjoyed, too, corresponding with the many children who wrote to him about them.
He described this moment in a letter: Next morning there was an answering signal from the swamp where the sumacs grow. Three days later, the hill-sides as fast as the eye could range were afire, and the roads paved, with crimson and gold.
Then a wet wind blew, and ruined all the uniforms of that gorgeous army; and the oakswho had held themselves in reserve, buckled on their dull and bronzed cuirasses and stood it out stiffly to the last blown leaf, till nothing remained but pencil-shadings of bare boughs, and one could see into the most private heart of the woods.
She died of pneumonia in aged 6. In FebruaryElsie Kipling was born, the couple's second daughter. By this time, according to several biographers, their marital relationship was no longer light-hearted and spontaneous.
By the early s, the United Kingdom and Venezuela were in a border dispute involving British Guiana. The US had made several offers to arbitrate, but inthe new American Secretary of State Richard Olney upped the ante by arguing for the American "right" to arbitrate on grounds of sovereignty on the continent see the Olney interpretation as an extension of the Monroe Doctrine. Although the crisis led to greater US-British co-operation, at the time Kipling was bewildered by what he felt was persistent anti-British sentiment in the US, especially in the press.
A family dispute became the final straw. For some time, relations between Carrie and her brother Beatty Balestier had been strained, owing to his drinking and insolvency. In Mayan inebriated Beatty encountered Kipling on the street and threatened him with physical harm. In Julya week before the hearing was to resume, the Kiplings packed their belongings, left the United States, and returned to England. Devon[ edit ] By Septemberthe Kiplings were in TorquayDevon, on the southwestern coast of England, in a hillside home overlooking the English Channel.
Although Kipling did not much care for his new house, whose design, he claimed, left its occupants feeling dispirited and gloomy, he managed to remain productive and socially active. The Kiplings had welcomed their first son, Johnin August Kipling had begun work on two poems, " Recessional " and " The White Man's Burden " which were to create controversy when published.
Regarded by some as anthems for enlightened and duty-bound empire-building that captured the mood of the Victorian agethe poems equally were regarded by others as propaganda for brazenfaced imperialism and its attendant racial attitudes; still others saw irony in the poems and warnings of the perils of empire.
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of the Nations, spare us yet. Lest we forget—lest we forget!