Watson, Robert

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D. H. Lawrence's neglected art :  his theory and practice of drama 1976 183 Between 1908 and 1913 D. H. Lawrence wrote six plays: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, A Collier's Friday Night and The Daughter-In-Law, three naturalistic dramas; and The Merry-Go-Round, The Married Man, and The Fight For Barbara, three comedies of man...
The growth of a design : Frank O'Connor's story cycles 1979 217 Criticism on Frank O'Connor's short fiction since his death in 1966 generally draws upon a nucleus of assumptions--that the Irish storyteller's thematic interests take precedence over formal ones, that his style belongs to the realistic tradition of ...
First directions 1971 134 This thesis is a collection of poems written during the past few years. They are not arranged in the order of completion; neither are they arranged in the order of conception. There is a deliberate arrangement to the poems; however, it may have signi...
An ornament of civilization : the literary criticism of Randall Jarrell 1979 242 Randall Jarrell, one of America's foremost postwar poets, was also a distinguished literary critic, a man Alfred Kazin once described as a "prince of reviewers." This study traces the course of Jarrell’s critical development. It begins with a trio of...
Death and love in the poetry of Dylan Thomas 1958 175 The astonishing popularity of Dylan Thomas and his difficult poetry has in the last twenty years made a legend of the poet's life and obscured the fact that there has been very little said about his poetry. A great deal of what has been written about...
A collection of original work 1963 23 A Month of Snows It's been a month of snows And each day comes quieter than before As if the land is choking On the black smoke that winds from Country fires around here. Yesterday, when it was nearing supper time, I sat by the front window watching ...
The recognition of passion in selected fiction of E.M. Forster 1964 43 One does not read E. M. Forster without becoming aware very quickly that Mr. Forster is probably England's most articulate and convincing champion of the passionate life. Passion to Mr. Forster has many faces; indeed it is a whole way of life. It is ...
Five stories 1966 22 Jeanie stared at the wax figure of Mary Ann Lafferty laid out in a blue satin lined coffin across the room. The body reminded her of a wax, darkly flesh-colored hand that some boy had shown her when she was ten, saying that it had been his grandfathe...
Seven stories 1965 105 This thesis consists of seven stories, the titles of which are: "Mr. Rudishill," "Streetcars," "The Garden," "Summertime," "0, Roger," "A Month of Sundays," and "House of Gifts." The themes of these stories deal in some way with the problem of the in...
Art and religion in W.B. Yeats : the poet and the saint 1965 69 Yeats believed that the aim of poetry was to realize and communicate with an ideal spiritual world. To him, the illuminative powers of poetry were dependent upon the employment of symbolism, and the efficacy of symbols, in turn, was dependent upon th...
The O chronicle 1966 34 This thesis consists of twenty-six poems. The poems in this collection define things by describing their surroundings. They are personal, or autobiographical sometimes on an allegorical level; sometimes on an analogical level, and sometimes on a meta...
Flannery O'Connor : prophet and evangelist 1966 46 Flannery O'Connor is a Roman Catholic who believes that the Christian who would create art today can do so only by making his moral judgment a part of his act of seeing and recording. Thus her work is essentially Christian art and must be judged as s...
An examination of the contributions of Lady Augusta Persse Gregory to the development of the Irish National Theatre 1967 47 Augusta Persse, Lady Gregory, was a leading figure in the development of the Irish National Theatre. Her humble beginnings at Coole Park, in 1898 where the seed of the movement was planted and nurtured led her through a series of personal triumphs. S...
Lady with Unicorn 1967 45 This thesis consists of twenty-six poems. The poems vary in formality and subject but are essentially about defining human conditions within the frame of language. Most of the poems tell a story. The story they tell may be the poem or, perhaps, the s...
On this or that side 1967 19 This thesis consists of thirty-three poems which are concerned with change and the effect of the imagination on experience. In the poems it is primarily the imagination which attempts to give a meaning, an order, and a direction to life. More specifi...
That Grand Canyon and other stories 1967 20 Unloading a half ton of manure had made Melvin's shoulders and arms ache, and he rested his elbows against his legs, holding the steering wheel with one hand as he drove. His mother had done it deliberately, he figured. There was no other way to figu...
Between parentheses and other poems 1966 22 This collection of poems contains thirty-nine pieces. The subject matter of the poems is the body of experience, sensuous and otherwise, that an observant person in a modest Southern community with access to the ocean might gather without much diffic...
The ritual and other stories 1968 12 This thesis consists of four short stories, the titles of which are: "The Ritual", "The Celebration", "The Angels", and "The Great Bridge." These stories are about the realities of people’s lives and their fantasies, and about the conflicts which ari...
Mirrors and entrances 1968 37 This thesis is a collection of thirty poems written primarily over the seven-month span from September 1967 through March 1968. The poems here represent for me not only a conscious turning away from the formal metrics which had characterized my verse...
Immaculate perceptions and other poems 1968 21 The poems in this collection are divided into two sections. Those in the first half are the result of readings in the work of Carl Jung, the recording and analysis of dreams over a period of two years, and contact with two individuals concerned with ...
Exits 1968 27 These poems are an attempt to say a few things about the feeling of loss that one experiences by being human. Whether in the form of disenchantment, disillusionment, disappointment, or death, loss is something that affects one deeply, sometimes stran...
Poems, 1967-1968 1968 15 Poems 1967-68 is a collection of poems, translations from French and Spanish poetry, end poems for children. The diversity of the work is the result of the search for my own style and of my various explorations in poetry. My influences range from an ...
Zirconia poems 1968 53 This thesis consists of twenty-eight poems in four sections. Poems in the first section, DREAM, are short sequences of imagery aimed at disturbing or energizing the imagination and inner consciousness of the reader. The logic is emotion logic and the...
Thinking on sidewalks 1968 33 Most of these poems were written over the past two years and reflect, hopefully, a growing concern with form; the most clearly structured poems are most satisfying. But all of these poems are concerned chiefly or only with imagery and rhythm. So, if ...
Windows 1968 27 This thesis is a collection of poems, most of which were written during the past six months. They deal with both past and present experiences, attempting within the tension of their own form to render as accurately as possible these experiences, to s...
Poems 1970 22 This thesis is a collection of poems I have written that, for one reason or another, I consider finished. I think the "workshop" vocabulary for talking about poetry is usually silly and imprecise, but when we are talking about the actual writing of p...
Dubliner's in winter : a study of Joyce's "Chapter of Moral History" 1970 104 James Joyce called Dubliners "a chapter of moral history." This study will show how Joyce's moral intention can be illustrated through Northrop Frye's Mythol theory. The themes of the book correspond to the themes of the Winter Mythos. The motifs of ...
The entelechy of "Penelope" : the epiphany of the eternal in the temporal 1970 104 By an entelechy we mean a completely realized actuality, and by an epiphany a sudden realization and at the same time manifestation of the entire anima (i.e. "soul") living in an object which we observe. This study proposes an examination of the fina...
The angry woman poems 1971 87 This thesis consists of poems written and/or revised between September, 1969 and March, 1971, while the author was enrolled In the Master of Pine Arts in Creative Writing program of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The poems are divide...
Taken to biopsy : Piedmont poems and other poems 1971 92 This thesis consists of fifty-two poems written by the author, predominantly within the last two years, and offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts. The poems, written without exception in free verse, ...
Poems 1971 16 This thesis is a collection of poems I have written, polished, or finished during the 1970-71 academic year. Some of the poems are poems of loss, and some are love poems. Many of the love poems, however, are not love poems in the traditional sense, b...
Turtle 1972 22 This manuscript consists of 34 poems which progress, roughly, from the more personal to the less personal. Their common element is realistic description, often overlayed with a suggestion of that elusive force which makes things happen the way they d...
Single vision 1973 34 If there is ambivalence in the title poem of this thesis, "SINGLE VISION," then it is the result of inadequate empirical information provided by irrelevant measuring devices from a technology whose capability remains somewhere this side of infinity. ...
Poems, anatomy of melancholy, or, "There is much more need of Hellebor than tobacco"-- Robert Burton 1972 10 It was the purpose of this work to present a body of poetry that shows knowledge of traditional forms, while at the same time presenting poetry that Is freed from the restraints of tradition. The poems try to express old thoughts in a new way. There ...
Starnight touch 1973 14 Starnight Touch comprises three parts. Horse of a Different Wavelength establishes the life circumstances and attitude of the poet. Pignation of the Imaginement demonstrates the tactics of the poet's wit, for better and worse. A Cup of Kindness explo...
Vanishing species 1974 75 Let me quote from Stevens in attempting to introduce my poetry. When speaking about the nature of poetry, I think he sings the right thing in these lines from "The Idea of Order at Key West." It was her voice that made The sky acutest at its vanishin...
The poetry of Robert Duncan 1976 246 The poetry of Robert Duncan is basically derivative in character: that is, composed in accord with certain tenets selected from the tradition he uniquely forms and recognizes. Yet the changing aspect of that tradition, and the poet's imaginative re-i...
The song of the man whose touch 1975 50 The poems in The Song of the Man Whose Touch represent a kind of spiritual autobiography of the years 1970 to 1973. They represent a gradual awakening of a poetic consciousness, along with the increasing arrogance it takes to define onoself as poet. ...
Domingo 1975 34 With these five stories, the intention is to prompt reflection through description of varied themes and conditions. In some cases, the character's thoughts and words outline the shape of the reflection; in other cases, it is hoped the reader will ref...
Within the chrysalis 1976 23 The poems in this collection are unified, if at all, by nothing more than my own personal view of the world; a world which changes more rapidly than do our perceptions of it. I suppose all poems can be seen as attempts to crystallize the fluid substa...
Between the Eves of Allhallowmas 1976 42 The forty poems arranged in this collection were all written within a two year period roughly corresponding to the lapse of time between the Eves of Allhallowmas of 1974 and 1976. The scheme of things is such that nothing of much importance is lost i...
Scorpion 1977 18 The poems assembled here are the result of a strong dedication to the poetic line. Although most of them are written in the first person, they are autobiographical only in the vaguest sense: hardly any describe actual events, and while the various sp...
American dusk 1977 19 It is my hope that the poems in this collection provide the reader with a sense of place; that is, America; and a sense of hope....