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School of the Arts by Mark Doty

By Mark Doty

The darkly swish poems in Mark Doty's 7th assortment discover the ways that we're trained through the implacable powers of time and hope. the realm regularly renews itself, and the recent brings either danger and erasure. Given the boundaries of our personal our bodies, how are we to reside in the inevitability of despair?

This is the plainest of Doty's books, its language stripped and humbled. yet no matter what depths are sounded in those poems, their humane and open song sustains. artwork itself instructs us. Lucian Freud's startling renditions of human dermis, Virginia Woolf's ecstatic depiction of realization, Caravaggio's only-too-real humans increased to tricky glory -- all flip the sunshine of human intelligence upon "the evening of time."

Formally creative, hot, right away witty and disconsolate, college of the humanities represents a poet reinventing his personal voice at midlife, discovering a manner via a bothered passage. Acutely attentive, insistently alive, it is a publication of "fierce vulnerability."

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39 The formula This conclusion was also borne out by an examination, in terms of linguistic theory, of the songs of the Todas, a south Indian community. In an article on style and meaning in oral tradition, M. B. Emeneau analyses the difference between the structure of the Toda spoken language and that of their songs (1966). In the case of the Todas, both expression and content in song are far more restricted than in any European parallel, but in such an extreme case it is possible to analyse, relatively simply, how the two kinds of expression, song and speech, differ.

And in this song Kostantinos leaves his wife not to the care of his mother but of his father, since the threat has changed from that of minding sheep to remarriage against her will, and this is the responsibility of the father as head of the household. And another difference, really only a change of emphasis, lies in the increased weight given here to the recognition scene. But the main ingredient of this scene here, the asking for a token as proof of identity, was also found in example 6. Taking this song now as a starting point, it is possible to list a series of versions of a similar story, some of which can be related back to 'Mikrokostantinos', while others, according to the traditional classification into songs and variants, can only be regarded as separate songs.

And Kostantinos came by, returning from the war. He looked at those sheep with their collars of gold, and he looked at the dogs, with their ribbons of silver. ' [The singer glosses part of the story in prose:] Then he took 50 her, set her on his horse, they recognised one another there and he took her home. He put her on his horse and took her home. He left her below and himself went up [to the house]. He found his mother, with a distaff in her arms. ' He stabbed her through the middle, and took her to the mill.

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