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

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: 843

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

A History of Twentieth Century British Women s Poetry

A History of Twentieth Century British Women s Poetry

1972 Footprints New York : New Directions 1975 The Freeing of the Dust New
York : New Directions 1978 Life in the ... 1967–84 Edinburgh : Polygon 1985
True Confessions and New Cliches ( reprinted 1993 ) Edinburgh : Polygon 1991
 ...

Author: Jane Dowson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521819466

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

View: 349

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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: 263

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

British Playwrights 1956 1995

British Playwrights  1956 1995

In Bagpipe Muzak . Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1991 . Red Hot Shoes . Sections
published in True Confessions & New Clichés . Edinburgh : Polygon Books ,
1985 . Same Difference . Sections published in True Confessions & New Clichés
.

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018373600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 502

View: 636

The year 1956 marked a point when British drama and theater fell into the hands of a group of young playwrights who revolutionized the stage. Due to the contributions of playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, and Harold Pinter, the last four decades of British theater have been as rich and varied as any national theater in history. This reference includes entries for some three dozen British playwrights active from 1956 to 1995, with entries providing biographical, theatrical, critical, and bibliographical information.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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: 892

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: 201

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

A History of Scottish Women s Writing

A History of Scottish Women s Writing

Hence True Confessions ' and the technique was ' taking the ( gentle ) mickey out
of women ( i . e . ourselves ) ' . 19 The tautology of ' true confessions and the
oxymoron of ' new clichés ' , signal the artfulness with which these raps , songs ...

Author: Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022388636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 716

View: 306

This is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. Essays cover individual writers - such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and Liz Lochhead - as well as groups of writers or kinds of writing - such as women poets and dramatists, or Gaelic writing and the legacy of the Kailyard. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, a varied body of non-fiction writing is also covered, including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Poets

Contemporary Poets

Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems . Edinburgh , UniverFrankergh
Press , 19 Clichés . Edin Poetry True Confessions and New Clichés . Edinburgh ,
University of Edinburgh Press , 1985 . Bagpipe Muzak , London , Penguin , 1991
.

Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: Detroit, MI : St. James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015034904949

Category: American poetry

Page: 1336

View: 461

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.
Categories: American poetry

Spare Rib

Spare Rib

True Confessions and New Cliches is full of songs , sketches and monologues
from her reviews and plays . The New Cliches section contains new work
specially written for the book . Last year ' s volume Dreaming Frankenstein and
Collected ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001641314

Category: Feminism

Page:

View: 661

Categories: Feminism

The Reader s Companion to Twentieth century Writers

The Reader s Companion to Twentieth century Writers

In True Confessions and New Clichés she selected the best of the raps , songs ,
sketches and monologues from her plays and revues . In characters such as Mrs
Abernethy with her shortbread , and Sharon who has a crush on the English ...

Author: Peter Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015038429042

Category: American literature

Page: 825

View: 480

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell provides a concise overview of a popular therapeutic approach, starting with the ABCDE Model of Emotional Disturbance and Change. Written by leading REBT specialists, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden, the book goes on to explain the core of the therapeutic process: - Assessment - Disputing - Homework - Working through - Promoting self-change. As an introduction to the basics of the approach, this updated and revised edition of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell is the ideal first text and a springboard to further study.
Categories: American literature

Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106018740271

Category: English language

Page: 805

View: 987

Allen's Dictionary of English Phrasesis 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 Phrasesis 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: English language

Liz Lochhead s Voices

Liz Lochhead s Voices

1981 1982 1982 – 4 1983 School of Art . This year and the next , lengthy periods
in New York , where she almost goes to live . ... Writes and performs True
Confessions with Siobhan Redmond and Esther Allan at the Tron Theatre Club ,
Glasgow , in August , and ... True Confessions and New Clichés published in July
.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032443205

Category: Drama

Page: 198

View: 215

This is the first substantial study of the immensely popular writer and dramatist, Liz Lochhead. It examines the full range of her poetry and drama and supplies a variety of contexts - biographical, feminist and theatrical among others - in which her work can be read, heard, viewed and relished. One of the few books devoted to the work of a Scottish woman writer, and one of an even smaller number dealing in detail with contemporary Scottish drama, Liz Lochhead's Voices raises significant questions both for women's studies and Scottish literature in general. It includes the only extensive bibliography of Lochhead's writings, and is written in an accessible style which will appeal both to the student and to the general reader.
Categories: Drama

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English

... 1981, about Mary SHELLEY, her 'first try at a real play'; it later became Blood
and Ice, produced in 1982, and in a new ... material from which appears in True
Confessions and New Clichés, 1985 (True Confessions was the title of a work of
 ...

Author: Virginia Blain

Publisher: London : B.T. Batsford

ISBN: UCSC:32106009776540

Category: American literature

Page: 1231

View: 547

Categories: American literature

Best Verse

Best Verse

... monologues and performance pieces , many of which are collected in True
Confessions and New Cliches ( Polygon ... Her latest performance pieces ,
dramatic monologues , and poems are collected in Bagpipe Muzak ( Penguin ,
1991 ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068956344

Category: American poetry

Page:

View: 444

Categories: American poetry

Scottish Literature in English and Scots

Scottish Literature in English and Scots

They are not of course , actually saying to each other what they appear to be
saying ; these clichés and questions are the ... This is demonstrated in her
collections , True Confessions and New Clichés ( 1985 ) and Bagpipe Muzak (
1991 ) , and ...

Author: Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Scottish Language and Literatu

ISBN: UOM:39015051618265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1269

View: 938

This substantial new volume is a stimulating yet in-depth introduction to Scottish literature in English and Scots. From medieval to modern, the entire range of literature is introduced, examined and explored. Aimed primarily at those with an interest in Scottish literature, this guide also responds to the need for students and teachers to have detailed discussions of individual authors and texts. The volume looks at Scottish literature in six period sections: Early Scottish Literature, Eighteenth-Century, The Age of Scott, Victorian and Edwardian, The Twentieth-Century Scottish Literary Renaissance, and Scottish Literature since 1945. Each section begins with an overview of the period, followed by several chapters examining exemplary authors and texts. Each section finishes with an extensive discussion including suggestions as to how to further explore the rich and often neglected hinterlands of Scottish writing. Extensive reading lists identify primary texts of the period as well as details of a wide range of additional authors. Opening up neglected areas of study as well as responding to the burgeoning interest in novelists, modern poets and dramatists, this book serves as an invaluable guide to Scottish Literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Scottish Women Writers

Contemporary Scottish Women Writers

... music - hall aesthetics can be found ' , generating experience for audiences
that is ' not private , but rather communal and consensual ' . 18 Lochhead ' s
performance pieces in True Confessions and New Clichés ( also incorporating '
Sugar ...

Author: Aileen Christianson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050488074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 202

These essays fill a gap in critical response to contemporary Scottish women writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism