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>Harvard Book Store Presents...
>Wednesday, November 28th
>
>HELEN VENDLER examines
>Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form
>
>Harvard Book Store and the Humanities Center at Harvard University 
>are honored to host HELEN VENDLER, whose new study takes a 
>comprehensive look at Yeats and the lyric form itself.
>
>The fundamental difference between rhetoric and poetry, according to 
>Yeats, is that rhetoric is the expression of one's quarrels with 
>others while poetry is the expression (and sometimes the resolution) 
>of one's quarrel with oneself. This is where VENDLER's Our Secret 
>Discipline begins. Through exquisite attention to outer and inner 
>forms, Vendler explores the most inventive reaches of the poet's 
>mind. This book is a space-clearing gesture, an attempt to write 
>about lyric forms in Yeats in unprecedented and comprehensive ways. 
>The secret discipline of the poet is his vigilant attention to 
>forms-whether generic, structural, or metrical. Yeats explores the 
>potential of such forms to give shape and local habitation to 
>volatile thoughts and feelings.
>
>VENDLER remains focused on questions of singular importance: Why did 
>Yeats cast his poems into the widely differing forms they ultimately 
>took? Can we understand Yeats's poetry better if we pay attention to 
>inner and outer lyric form? Chapters of the book take up many 
>Yeatsian ventures, such as the sonnet, the lyric sequence, paired 
>poems, blank verse, and others. With elegance and precision, Vendler 
>offers brilliant insights into the creative process and speculates 
>on Yeats's aims as he writes and rewrites some of the most famous 
>poems in modern literature.
>
>CONTACT:
>General Info:
>617.661.1515
>
>Event Information
>DATE:	Wednesday, November 28th
>TIME:	6:00 PM
>LOCATION:	Sackler Museum
>485 Broadway
>Cambridge
>TICKETS:	This event is free; no tickets are required
>
>Helen Vendler is A. Kingsley Porter University Professor of English 
>at Harvard University. Her most recent books include Poets Thinking: 
>Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats; Coming of Age As a Poet: Milton, 
>Keats, Eliot, Plath; and Seamus Heaney. Her reviews of contemporary 
>poetry and criticism have appeared in the New York Review of Books, 
>the New Yorker, the New Republic, and other publications.