True Confessions New Cliches

True Confessions   New Cliches

For a poet who believes so much in poetry belonging to the voice, these works hold a special place and they have become firm favorites with the many fans who attend her public readings.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 0954407539

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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In True Confessions & New Cliches, Liz Lochhead has brought together a selection of the best of her raps, songs, sketches and monologues from her plays and revues. She pokes fun at the seriousness with which we deal with everyday events in touching and hilarious ways. For a poet who believes so much in poetry belonging to the voice, these works hold a special place and they have become firm favorites with the many fans who attend her public readings.
Categories: Poetry

Poetry Off the Page

Poetry Off the Page

aLiz. Lochhead«s Lady Writer Talkin« Blues,« True Confessions and New
Clichés (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1985) 37. ... Girl«s Confession,« True Confessions
and New Clichés (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1985) 11. Brennan mentions this costume
: 4.

Author: Laura Severin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351910606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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This study examines the performed poetry of Charlotte Mew, Anna Wickham, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Liz Lochhead, and Jackie Kay as an alternative radical tradition of British poetry, developed to convey women's experience. Through a historical treatment in which the poets are discussed in pairs, the chapters trace how these six women used a performative poetry to deal with difficulties regarding women's representation: from simply presenting difference in the case of Mew and Wickham, to deconstructing difference in the case of Sitwell and Smith, to avoiding the recapture of cultural imagery in the case of Lochhead and Kay. Laura Severin claims that twentieth-century British women poets have been neglected by both feminist and more traditional literary critics because they cannot be read within available literary frameworks. Feminist criticism, in particular, has overlooked the value of other poetic ancestries by locating the only radical tradition of modern poetry in fractured form. At least one alternative radical tradition can be found in a narrative and performed poetry that maximizes its transgressive potential with multiple framing devices. Though a female poet always experiences difficulty in controlling both cultural imagery and her own public presentation, these framing devices work together both to deconstruct the essentialized category of woman and to recover the multiplicity of women's experience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Choosing

A Choosing

She is a natural storyteller, and her instinctive feel for rhythm and voice constantly delight. In A Choosing, she presents a crafted, personal selection of poems published over the last four decades.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9780857901040

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 366

'A career-capturing anthology' - Scottish Review of Books 'Delightful' - Scotsman Liz Lochhead, former Makar (Scotland's Poet Laureate, 2011-2016) is a writer and performer of immense warmth, wit and tenderness. She is a natural storyteller, and her instinctive feel for rhythm and voice constantly delight. In A Choosing, she presents a crafted, personal selection of poems published over the last four decades. Love and memory are the driving forces behind these poems, which range in theme from language to landscape, heartache to history, writing to womanhood. At times poignant, at others funny, always heartfelt and full of verve, A Choosing is a celebration of one of Britain's finest contemporary poets.
Categories: Poetry

Mary Shelley in Her Times

Mary Shelley in Her Times

Betty T. Bennett, Stuart Curran. This is the way the Scottish poet Liz Lochhead,
one of the most popular contemporary British women poets, begins her poem ''
True Confessions,'' which opens her collection True Confessions and New
Clichés, ...

Author: Betty T. Bennett

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Author of six novels, five volumes of biographical lives, two travel books, and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews, Mary Shelley is largely remembered as the author of Frankenstein, as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and as the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. This collection of essays, edited by Betty T. Bennett and Stuart Curran, offers a more complete and complex picture of Mary Shelley, emphasizing the full range and significance of her writings in terms of her own era and ours. Mary Shelley in Her Times brings fresh insight to the life and work of an often neglected or misunderstood writer who, the editors remind us, spent nearly three decades at the center of England's literary world during the country's profound transition between the Romantic and Victorian eras. The essays in this volume demonstrate the importance of Mary Shelley's neglected novels, including Matilda, Valperga, The Last Man, and Falkner. Other topics include Mary Shelley's work in various literary genres, her editing of her husband's poetry and prose, her politics, and her trajectory as a female writer. This volume advances Mary Shelley studies to a new level of discourse and raises important issues for English Romanticism and women's studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

Liz Lochhead True Confessions and New Clichés 1985 I didn't know where to
look, and that bizzum just sat there cool as a cucumber wolfing down my
Celebration Chile Con Carne Surprise. cool Britannia a phrase embodying the
revival of ...

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917689

Category: Reference

Page: 832

View: 306

Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even that we’ve been 'calling a spade a spade' since the sixteenth century. Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world – making knowledge everybody’s property.
Categories: Reference

The Colour of Black and White

The Colour of Black and White

The colour of both the black and the white. The collaboration with the printmaker Willie Rodger was also an essential part of the making of this book.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857900098

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 846

The Colour of Black and White is Liz Lochhead's first collection of poems for more than a dozen years, and, for her, the most important since the award-winning Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems in 1984. The poems within this remarkable collection are often poems of love or death and iconic figures, Jungian archetypes, animus figures with strong outlines, harsh comfort and, often, voices of their own which dominate the first, the 'title', section of the book. Here you can find poems that are both autobiographical or entirely fictional set in Liz Lochhead's native rural/industrial Lanarkshire. There are also poems dedicated to other poets and a section of the rude and the rhyming, the out-loud, boldly revealing Lochhead's interest in 'unrespectable' poetry, in black prison 'toasts', in recitations, folk-poems and music hall monologues. The colour of both the black and the white. The collaboration with the printmaker Willie Rodger was also an essential part of the making of this book. Lochhead, long an admirer of Rodger's work, felt strongly that he was a kindred spirit and his poetically pared down and essential lino cuts accentuate the positive and the negative, the black and the white.
Categories: Poetry

The Book of Prefaces

The Book of Prefaces

... Liberator (biography), The Thenew Factor (history of Glasgow women), gloss
on OWEN's NEW VIEW OF SOCIETY. ... Islands, Grimm Sisters, Dreaming
Frankenstein, Bagpipe Muzak (poetry), True Confessions and New Clichés (lyrics
and ...

Author: Alasdair Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526626196

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 843

This book is NOT a monster created by a literary Baron Frankenstein, but a unique history of how literature spread and developed through three British nations and most North American states. The result of a lifetime's reading and creative labour, intellectual and artistic, THE BOOK OF PREFACES will delight, amaze and inform both casual browsers and students. Its like will not be seen again for at least another millennium.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Poetry Matter

Making Poetry Matter

New York: New Directions. Lewis C. S., and Tillyard, E. M. W. (1939) The
Personal Heresy. London: Oxford University Press. Lochhead, L. (1985) True
Confessions and New Clichés. Edinburgh: Polygon. Locke, T. (2008) 'English in
a ...

Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441163530

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 526

Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.
Categories: Education

Three Scottish Poets

Three Scottish Poets

A familiar and popular performer on radio, television and live readings around
the country and abroad, Liz Lochhead's comic and satirical verses and songs
were published as True Confessions and New Cliches where a number of her
brilliant ...

Author: MacCaig Morgan Lochhead

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847675842

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 662

MACCAIG * MORGAN * LOCHHEAD Introduced by Roderick Watson This book contains a selection of the finest work from three of Scotland’s best-known and best-loved poets: Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead. They have fascinated and charmed thousands of readers and listeners across Europe and America with the energy, humour and compassion of their vision. MacCaig’s memorable celebrations of the physical world and the tragic-comic note of many of his short lyrics contrast strikingly with Morgan’s poems on the modern world and city life. Liz Lochhead writes with an alert and sensitive eye on personal relationships and women’s experience of them. The book provides an invaluable introduction to modern Scottish poetry and to the poets who are arguably its greatest practitioners. ‘A really pleasing short anthology of poetry by three exceptional contemporary Scottish Poets.’ The Scotsman
Categories: Poetry

Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead

Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead

... Dreaming Frankenstein & Collected Poems in 1984 and a new collection of
performance pieces, True Confessions and New Clichés in 1985. At the same
time, she was experimenting in fulllength theatre, adapting Frankenstein for the
stage ...

Author: Anne Varty

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 855

Explores the significance of Liz Lochhead's work for the twenty-first century.The first contemporary critical investigation since Liz Lochhead's appointment as Scotland's second Scots Makar, this Companion examines her poetry, theatre, visual and performing arts, and broadcast media. It also discusses her theatre for children and young people, her translations for the stage as well as translations of her texts into foreign languages and cultures.Several poets offer commentaries on the influence of Liz Lochhead on their own practice while academic critics from America, Europe, England and Scotland offer new critical readings inspired by feminism, post-colonialism and cultural history. The volume addresses all of Lochhead's major outputs, from new appraisal of early work such as Dreaming Frankenstein and Blood and Ice to evaluations of her more recent works and collections such as The Colour of Black and White and Perfect Days.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fugitive Colours

Fugitive Colours

This stunning new collection marks the end of Liz Lochhead's term as Makar (Poet Laureate, 2011–2016) and features never before published work alongside poems written during her time as Makar.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9780857903365

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 725

Liz Lochhead's new collection encompasses a life enriched with people, places and relationships; it is with humour and empathy that these relationships are captured, remembered and honoured in moments of joy and poignancy. There is sadness, truth, hope and optimism throughout the five sections in this collection, and each is varied in scope but are woven together as part of this life. This stunning new collection marks the end of Liz Lochhead's term as Makar (Poet Laureate, 2011–2016) and features never before published work alongside poems written during her time as Makar. Throughout her career Liz Lochhead has been described as a poet, playwright, translator and broadcaster; she maintains that 'when somebody asks me what I do I usually say writer. The most precious thing to me is to be a poet. As a playwright, I'd like to be known as a poet in the theatre.' Fugitive Colours is a brilliant, masterful collection.
Categories: Poetry

Dreaming Frankenstein

Dreaming Frankenstein

'Human relationships, especially as seen from a woman's point of view, are central: attraction, pain, acceptance, loss, triumphs and deceptions, habits and surprises; always made immediate through a storyteller's concrete detail of place or ...

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857900517

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 566

'Human relationships, especially as seen from a woman's point of view, are central: attraction, pain, acceptance, loss, triumphs and deceptions, habits and surprises; always made immediate through a storyteller's concrete detail of place or voice or object or colour remembered or imagined' - Edwin Morgan 'Dreaming Frankenstein is a rare thing: a book of poems which sparkles' - The Scotsman '. . . one of the few poets writing today capable of encompassing the matter of contemporary life in terms that are both attractive and thought-provoking' - Books in Scotland Liz Lochhead has built an impressive reputation as poet, playwright and performer, attracting a large and admiring public. Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems stands as a monument to her early work. Four collections - Memo for Spring (1972), Islands (1978) and Grimm Sisters (1981) and the title volume together provide a complete record of her poetry from 1967 to 1984. In Dreaming Frankenstein human relationships, especially as seen from a woman's point of view, are central. Attraction, pain, acceptance, loss, triumphs and deceptions are all made immediate through her imagery and acute powers of observation and through her flair as a storyteller.
Categories: Poetry

The Edwin Morgan Twenties Scotland

The Edwin Morgan Twenties  Scotland

Introduced by Liz Lochhead, in this selection we journey round Scotland in 'Canedolia', study its history in 'Picts', home in on Morgan's own city of Glasgow in 'Glasgow Sonnet v', imagine the country's future in 'The Coin'.

Author: Edwin Morgan

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 1846975441

Category:

Page: 64

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Introduced by Liz Lochhead, in this selection we journey round Scotland in 'Canedolia', study its history in 'Picts', home in on Morgan's own city of Glasgow in 'Glasgow Sonnet v', imagine the country's future in 'The Coin'.
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True Stories of False Confessions

True Stories of False Confessions

Separating true from false confessions in this category isn't easy because
mentally fragile adults often are very good at ... Any number of clichés describe
the not-so-arduous task of eliciting confessions from suspects in this category—
piece of ...

Author: Rob Warden

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810126039

Category: Law

Page: 514

View: 905

Collects thirty-eight articles describing how innocent men and women have been coerced into confessing to crimes they did not commit, revealing the questionable methods police officers use to get confessions from suspects.
Categories: Law

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Such, nevertheless, was the instant cliché: best since ... Dylan was back, again,
never having ... More thanonce he has triedto saythat a song involving 'I'and 'me'
isnot necessarily an example of true confessions. Then again, he has sometimes
 ...

Author: Ian Bell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780574561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 647

Half a century ago a youth appeared from the American hinterland and began a cultural revolution. The world is still coming to terms with what he did. How he did it - and why - has never been fully explored. In Once Upon a Time, award-winning writer Ian Bell draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal. In this acclaimed book, full of new insights into the legendary singer, his songs, his life and his era, the artist who invented himself in order to reinvent America is uncovered. Once Upon a Time is a biographical study of a personality that has splintered and reformed, time after time, in a country forever struggling to understand itself. Dylan has become the puzzle that illuminates. Here, in the first part of a major two-volume work, the puzzle is explained.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

The self - deprecating awkwardness with which she flavors phrases like " the
music of the spheres " has its own honest eloquence ... The eccentric but precise
visual stagecraft at which Ms . Landau , the director of " Floyd Collins " and "
Dream True , " has ... Confessions and confrontations occur with metronomic
regularity .

Author: New York Times Theater Reviews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415936977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 625

View: 222

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Confessions of a Psychedelic Christian

The Confessions of a Psychedelic Christian

These are exciting times for a psychedelic Christian.

Author: Sebastian Gaete

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798623455925

Category:

Page: 438

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These are exciting times for a psychedelic Christian. Psychedelic research is experiencing something of a renaissance, ayahuasca shamanism is booming, and there even appears to be renewed interest in Christianity as a viable spiritual path in a supposedly post-Christian world.This book charts my own adventures with psychedelics and Christianity, as well as visiting a range of other wisdom traditions, including Tibetan Buddhism, Bengali Tantra, Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita Vedanta and Zen, in an attempt to uncover the essence of man's true relation to God. It is a passionate and serious call for the renewal of belief in a cynical age. The book also explores the ways in which we sabotage our spiritual development and looks at the cultural forces that mitigate against it. Scientific materialism, postmodernism, political radicalism and religious fundamentalism are just four of the prime suspects. Although inspired by psychedelic experiences, which are generally associated with the counter-culture, the conclusions and prescriptions offered here are oriented towards a more traditional, conservative understanding of our place in the world. Central to this vision is the centrality of Christianity to our self-understanding and to the integrity of Western civilisation. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a wealth of exciting new ideas, insights and spiritual practices, this book is one of a kind. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in religion, psychedelics, philosophy and the present state and potential future of humanity. Avoiding the worn-out platitudes of a facile New Age or the clichés of an exhausted Christianity, "Confessions of a Psychedelic Christian" makes religion live again for a new generation.
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Pink Steam

Pink Steam

PINK STEAM barges beyond the cliches of gendered experience; unafraid of the personal, unabashed by politics and sex, Bellamy makes confusion her OK Corral. Dodie Bellamy is the author of CUNT-UPS and FEMININE HIJINX, both available at SPD.

Author: Dodie Bellamy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060838383

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Fiction. "PINK STEAM is not kitschy, it is a culturally astute document of the real written by a master at the height of her powers"--Jennifer Moxley. The intimate secrets of Dodie Bellamy's life--sex, shoplifting, voyeurism, and writing are illuminated in Bellamy's incredibly tailored latest work where true confession bleeds into high theory into trash cinema. PINK STEAM barges beyond the cliches of gendered experience; unafraid of the personal, unabashed by politics and sex, Bellamy makes confusion her OK Corral. Dodie Bellamy is the author of CUNT-UPS and FEMININE HIJINX, both available at SPD.
Categories: Fiction

Confessions of a Heretic

Confessions of a Heretic

I have learned more about the character and nature of true love from being a
parent than I could ever have imagined I would. It may sound like a cliché, but my
kids have taught me more than I will ever be able to teach them. One of the things
 ...

Author: Brent Mccay

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468904147

Category: Religion

Page:

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Categories: Religion

Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic

Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic

The cliche' country song: “You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for
anything” is simply not true. Another way of looking at this idea of “at least I'm
standing for something” would be loyalty no matter what, and in religious cases it
could ...

Author: C. M. Blakeson

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458207975

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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For some, religious people who think and act irrationally can be confounding, while for others, unbelievers who don't see the reality of God are just as baffling. C. M. Blakeson, an agnostic who grew up living a fundamentalist lifestyle in Kansas, explores both perspectives in this candid memoir. From his initial journey to Jesus to his deepening belief in fundamentalist Pentecostalism, he explores how religion affected his thoughts on love and life. With God rooted as such a reality for him, he never imagined he'd one day become an agnostic--or how happy he'd be to reach such nonreligious enlightenment. Now he seeks to battle misconceptions about agnosticism. Get the true definition of agnosticism, learn how to break free from spiritual bondage, and join Blakeson as he seeks to understand various religions. If you've ever pondered what goes through the minds of fundamentalists, or if you're a religious person who wonders why your best friend left the faith, Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic seeks to help you find answers.
Categories: Religion