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Hearing Things

The Work of Sound in Literature

  • Sound’s Work: An Introduction
  • 1. Listening Thresholds
  • 2. Tennyson’s Hum
  • 3. Humming Tennyson: Christina Rossetti and Virginia Woolf
  • 4. Pennies and Horseplay: W. B. Yeats’s Recalls
  • 5. “Coo-ee”: Calling Walter de la Mare, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost
  • 6. A Book, a Face, a Phantom: Walter de la Mare’s “The Green Room”
  • 7. Hearing Something: Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorie Graham
  • 8. “Wherever You Listen From”: W. S. Graham’s Art of the Letter
  • 9. Incarnations in the Ear: Hearing Presence in Les Murray
  • 10. Justifying Time in Ticks and Tocks
  • 11. Poetry’s Knowing: So What Do We Know?
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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