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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Beyond Imagining : Notions of Transcendence in Judith Beveridge's "Between the Palace and the Bodhi Tree"
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'In his analysis of Judith Beveridge's poetry, Mike Heald contrasts poetic and philosophical engagements with Buddhism, arguing that "the imagination produces a conception of transcendence very different from that found in the meditative tradition," with the effect that in Beveridge's Siddhattha, the reader encounters "a figure who bodies forth the ineluctable suffering of the human condition, and thus the perennial elusiveness and implausibility of transcendence, rather than one who embodies the promise and indeed successful realisation of transcendence." This appears to be an occasion in which affect-driven literature diverges substantially from philosophical myth narratives, albeit in a complementary rather than a mutually exclusive manner.' (Source: Introduction p. 4)

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    y separately published work icon Refashioning Myth : Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses Jessica Wilkinson (editor), Eric Parisot (editor), David McInnis (editor), Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011 Z1832598 2011 anthology poetry criticism 'Robert Graves tells us that "the poet's first enrichment is a knowledge and understanding of myths." Certainly, as this collection of essays, poems and visual images affirms, mythology has been a field richly mined by poets and artists from antiquity through to the present day. It is testament to both the enduring power of myth, as well as the adaptability of its form, that poets and writers continually turn to the mythic for both inspiration and guidance. This volume presents a diverse collection of analytical and creative works by scholars, poets and visual artists, in response to their varied explorations of the prolific dialogue that exists between myth and poetry.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011
    pg. 121-138
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