By A. E. Housman
A. E. Housman was once one of many best-loved poets of his day, whose poems conjure up a powerful and idyllic rural international imbued with a poignant feel of loss. they're expressed in basic rhythms, but express an exceptional ear for the subtleties of metre and alliteration. His scope is huge -- starting from non secular doubt to excessive nostalgia for the nation-state. This quantity brings jointly 'A Shropshire Lad' (1896) and 'Last Poems' (1922), in addition to the posthumous decisions 'More Poems' and 'Additional Poems', and 3 translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that exhibit his mastery of Classical literature.
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Before being installed, objectified in a representation, given a usage, a thing falls before one’s eyes, it makes sense, it takes place, it lands. Its “first time” was unforeseeable, dependent upon the chance of an encounter. The contingency or grace of its apparition does not indicate a far-off or invisible provenance. It is rather the mark of that which comes to its own site without a trace of provenance: of a thing which is not yet an object, given before being presented. In the simplest relation between a word and a thing, the word names the thing.
He gave me the print for the southeast section of the fifth floor so that I could finish laying out the wall penetrations. After that I’m to go back to the basement. Del told everyone before break time that, now that we are going to work a nine-hour day, Gale has given our breaks back—he told everyone but me, although he had plenty of opportunities to pass the word on. I found out about it just before lunch when I arrived back in the basement. A man, using a jackhammer, cuts a square into the sidewalk.
Do you understand what I’m saying? What if someone like me takes the hard path because they’re too weak to compete for the big prizes. But then, having done that, they have to tell themselves that they’re in a position to realize what no one else can. No matter how hard I struggle to reveal what a scam the educational system is, I’m living a lie, because people do get what they want out of universities and their victory is an economic reality. It’s me who is false in relation to that reality, because my argument has no context.