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The Resource Hearing things : the work of sound in literature, Angela Leighton

Hearing things : the work of sound in literature, Angela Leighton

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Hearing things : the work of sound in literature
Title
Hearing things
Title remainder
the work of sound in literature
Statement of responsibility
Angela Leighton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hearing Things is a meditation on sound's work in literature. Drawing on the writings of critics and philosophers but especially on the comments of many poets and novelists who have pointed to the role of the ear in writing and reading, it offers a reconsideration of literature itself as an exercise in hearing things. Ranging from Alfred Tennyson to Alice Oswald, Virginia Woolf to Marilynne Robinson, Walter de la Mare to Les Murray, Angela Leighton examines various ways of listening to the printed word, while examining how writers themselves manage the expressivity of sound in their silent writings. Although her focus is on poets from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries--Alfred Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Les Murray, Jorie Graham, and Anne Stevenson--Leighton expands her scope to include letter writing, rhythm, and the difficult relationship between philosophical and literary texts. While her larger argument is always answerable to the specifics of the writer under discussion, one clear message emerges from the whole: literature by its very nature commands listening, and listening is a form of cognitive attention that has often been overlooked.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Leighton, Angela
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.S47
LC item number
L45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Senses and sensation in literature
  • Hearing
  • Spoken word poetry
  • Hearing
  • Senses and sensation in literature
  • Spoken word poetry
Label
Hearing things : the work of sound in literature, Angela Leighton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sound's work: an introduction -- Listening thresholds -- Tennyson's hum -- Humming Tennyson: Christina Rossetti and Virginia Woolf -- Pennies and horse-play: W. B. Yeats's recalls -- "Coo-ee:" calling Walter de la Mare, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost -- A book, a face, a phantom: Walter de la Mare's "The green room" -- Hearing something: Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorie Graham -- "Wherever you listen from:" W. S. Graham's art of the letter -- Incarnations in the ear: hearing presence in Les Murray -- Justifying time in ticks and tocks -- Poetry's knowing: so what do we know?
Control code
1006452665
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780674983496
Lccn
2017051393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028125062
System control number
(OCoLC)1006452665
Label
Hearing things : the work of sound in literature, Angela Leighton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sound's work: an introduction -- Listening thresholds -- Tennyson's hum -- Humming Tennyson: Christina Rossetti and Virginia Woolf -- Pennies and horse-play: W. B. Yeats's recalls -- "Coo-ee:" calling Walter de la Mare, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost -- A book, a face, a phantom: Walter de la Mare's "The green room" -- Hearing something: Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorie Graham -- "Wherever you listen from:" W. S. Graham's art of the letter -- Incarnations in the ear: hearing presence in Les Murray -- Justifying time in ticks and tocks -- Poetry's knowing: so what do we know?
Control code
1006452665
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780674983496
Lccn
2017051393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028125062
System control number
(OCoLC)1006452665

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