Ritual, Myth & Mysticism the Work of Mary Butts Between Feminism & Modernism (c)

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University of Arkansas Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 182 pages
 

Contents

I Strove to Seize the Inmost Form The Crystal Cabinet 1937
15
A Warfairytale Ashe of Rings 1925
31
Disease Armed with Madness 1928
51
Visible Pan Imaginary Letters 1928 Death of Felicity Taverner 1932 Warning to Hikers 1932
73
Brightness Falls Three Collections of Short Stories
95
Conclusion
115
Appendix
119
Notes
129
Bibliography
151
A Chronological Listing of the Works of Mary Butts
157
Index
159
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Page 19 - To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive wrongs darker than death or night; To defy Power, which seems omnipotent; To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates...
Page 25 - With ardour fierce and hands of flame, But burst the Crystal Cabinet, And like a weeping Babe became — A weeping Babe upon the wild, And weeping Woman pale reclin'd, And in the outward air again I fill'd with woes the passing wind. The Grey Monk 'I die, I die!
Page 25 - Thence did I drink the visionary power ; And deem not profitless those fleeting moods Of shadowy exultation : not for this, That they are kindred to our purer mind And intellectual life ; but that the soul, Remembering how she felt, but what she feh> Remembering not, retains an obscure sense Of possible sublimity, whereto With growing faculties she doth aspire, With faculties still growing, feeling still That, whatsoever point they gain, they yet Have something to pursue.
Page xvii - em then the cattle must. Make many slugs where the stranger goes Better than barbed wire the briar rose; Swarm on the down-tops the flint men's hosts Taboo the barrows, encourage ghosts. Arm the rabbits with tigers...

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