the essential rumi is a more than worthy introduction to the enchanted spiritual poetics of jalaluddin rumi.[return][return]rumi� s famed mad dancing...morethe essential rumi is a more than worthy introduction to the enchanted spiritual poetics of jalaluddin rumi.[return][return]rumi� s famed mad dancing and his inspired utterances of pure genius gave birth to a major religious order known today as the whirling dervishes. his writings have influenced not only persian literature but world literature and world spirituality. his richly inspired work has been translated and published in languages all over the globe. in english alone, there are more than a dozen writers and scholars who frequently publish volumes of rumi� s work. interpretations of his poetry have been recorded as musical compositions by such diverse individuals as motivational speaker deepak chopra and famed music producers graeme revell and roger mason, among numerous others. [return][return]in addition, calendars, biographies, web sites, and discussion groups all based on the life and passion of rumi are in plentiful supply. rumi himself in many parts of the world is greatly revered as a saint. when he died, representatives from every major religion hailed him as one of their own. [return][return]aberjhani[return]author of visions of a skylark dressed in black[return]and encyclopedia of the harlem renaissance(less)
Aime� Cesaire's � Return to My Native Land,� one of the great prose-poetry works of the twentieth century, was parented by...moreA PRODUCT OF LITERARY FUSION
Aime� Cesaire's � Return to My Native Land,� one of the great prose-poetry works of the twentieth century, was parented by not one but three literary movements: the Negritude movement, the Harlem Renaissance, and French surrealism.
The book's very rich suffusion of cultural and political nuances may be attributed to the Harlem Renaissance and the Negritude movement while its linguistic dexterity and philosophical daring would have to acknowledge some allegiance to French surrealism. The result is a masterful examination of a soul simultaneously created by and torn between two cultural sensibilities: the European and the African.
Like James Baldwin, Albert Camus, and Frantz Fanon in their various works, Cesaire in � Return to My Native Land� take racism and class oppression to task at the same time that he delves most deeply into the greater nature of the human condition itself.
daniell started out as a poet who wrote lyrical verse on nature with such titles as "green frogs" and "black animals." between those innocent lyrical...moredaniell started out as a poet who wrote lyrical verse on nature with such titles as "green frogs" and "black animals." between those innocent lyrical beginnings, which served largely to hone daniell's mastery of her craft, and her volumes of noteworthy fiction and nonfiction, a sexual tour of the deep south stands as a singular explosive event in the corpus of her work. [return][return]crackling with the energies of self-liberation via a sudden focused expansion of consciousness, it is a uniquely significant document in the canon of womanist literature. much of the imagery and details in a sexual tour of the deep south are not for the mild-hearted or overly sensitive. the contents of the poetry swing back and forth between the erotically exceptional and the downright raunchy. one might nearly have expected baudelaire to compose these poems had he been a politically informed southern woman writing in the 1960s. whereas the book can be read with real pleasure on its more graphic levels, it assumes a deeper meaning when the erotic is accepted as a metaphor for the individual claiming all rights to her own being. [return][return]aberjhani [return]author of i made my boy out of poetry [return]and encyclopedia of the harlem renaissance(less)