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ISBN-10: 0872861414
ISBN-13: 9780872861411
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 01/01/2001
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.30" W, 0.20" H

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Notes on Thought and Vision

Translator: Paul Bowles

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Notes on Thought and Vision by Imagist poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) is an aphoristic meditation on how one works toward an ideal body-mind synthesis; a contemplation of the sources of imagination and the creative process; and a study of gender differences H.D. believed to be inherent in women’s and men’s consciousness. Here, too, is The Wise Sappho, a lyrical tribute to the great poet of Lesbos, for whom H.D. felt deep personal kinship.

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Notes is filled with dualisms that seem to split experience at all levels: body and spirit, womb and head, feeling and thought, the unconscious and ego consciousness, female and male, nature and divinity, classical and Christian, Greek and Hebrew, Greek and Egyptian, Sphinx and Centaur, Pan and Helios, Naiads and Athene, thistle and serpent. But the impulse behind Notes is to account for those mysterious moments in which the polarities seemed to fall away, or–more accurately–to find their contradictions lifted and subsumed into a gestalt that illuminated the cross-patch of the past and released her to the chances of the future.–Albert Gelpi, Introduction

H. D.'s Notes on Thought and Vision [is] such a unique, inspiring, exploration of her notion of the creative process, orchestrated through an array of fully female, not feminine, not feminist, female figures.–Paul Kameen, University of Pittsburgh, English Department

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Details

ISBN-10: 0872861414
ISBN-13: 9780872861411
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 01/01/2001
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.30" W, 0.20" H
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