Goblins and Pagodas

John Gould FLETCHER (1886 - 1950)

John Gould Fletcher (1886 – 1950) is considered by many literary scholars to be among the most innovative twentieth-century poets. He enjoyed an international reputation for much of his long career and earned the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1939. Fletcher lived in England from 1909 to 1932 and while in Europe he associated closely with Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, and other Imagist poets. In addition to being an adherent of Imagism, which used free verse and was dedicated to replacing traditional poetics with new rhythms, concise use of language, and a concrete rather than symbolic treatment of subject, Fletcher also wrote poetry that drew from such varied sources as French Symbolism, Oriental art and philosophy, and music. The 1st part of this book, "Ghosts of an Old House," evoke, out of the furniture and surroundings of a certain old house, emotions and childish terror which the poet had concerning them. In the "Symphonies," which form the second part of this volume, the poet narrates certain important phases of the emotional and intellectual development—in short, the life—of an artist. - Summary by Nemo

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Nemo
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Play 01 The Ghosts of an Old House - Prologue Nemo
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Play 02 Part I. The House Nemo
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Play 03 Part II. The Attic Nemo
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Play 04 Part III. The Lawn Nemo
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Play 05 Symphonies - Blue Symphony Nemo
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Play 06 Solitude in the City (Symphony in Black and Gold) Nemo
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Play 07 Green Symphony Nemo
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Play 08 Golden Symphony Nemo
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Play 09 White Symphony Nemo
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Play 10 Midsummer Dreams (Symphony in White and Blue) Nemo
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Play 11 Orange Symphony Nemo
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Play 12 Red Symphony Nemo
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Play 13 Violet Symphony Nemo
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Play 14 Grey Symphony Nemo
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Play 15 Poppies of the Red Year (A Symphony In Scarlet) Nemo
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