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: P D Meany Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015019126104

Category: Poetry

Page: 135

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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

True Confessions New Cliches

True Confessions   New Cliches

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: IND:30000044447567

Category: English literature

Page: 135

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Categories: English literature

Poetry Off the Page

Poetry Off the Page

Confessions,« True Confessions and New Clichés (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1985) 3. Brennan 4. Lochhead,. aTrue. Confessions« 3. Lochhead,. aTrue. Confessions« 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

History of Scottish Women s Writing

History of Scottish Women s Writing

What there is has been collected in the ' black book ' , 18 True Confessions and New Clichés ( 1985 ) . Sugar and Spite transferred from the Traverse to the ...

Author: Gifford Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748672660

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 752

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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

Mary Shelley in Her Times

Mary Shelley in Her Times

So would I, and the cast too” (True Confessions and New Clichés, 1). The stage history of this “first try,” demarcating her move from poetry to drama,5 ...

Author: Betty T. Bennett

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9780801874628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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“Some of the strongest essays of recent times on Shelley’s work . . . A valuable piece of criticism.” —Byron Journal 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—author of six novels, five volumes of biographical lives, two travel books, and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews—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 and 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 her 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 Cliches 1985 Of course somebody, Who Shall Be Nameless, would bring up the subject of Burns-And-You-Know-What, ...

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917689

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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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

Liz Lochhead s Voices

Liz Lochhead s Voices

Writes and performs True Confessions with Siobhan Redmond and Esther Allan at the Tron Theatre Club ... True Confessions and New Clichés published in July .

Author: Crawford Robert Crawford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474465946

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 224

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A study of the Scottish female writer and dramatist Liz Lochhead. It examines the full range of her work and supplies a variety of contexts in which her work can be read, including feminist ideology and theatre history. It also contains a full bibliography of her work and new material.
Categories: LITERARY CRITICISM

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 ... Poems 1967–84 Edinburgh : Polygon 1985 True Confessions and New Cliches ...

Author: Jane Dowson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521819466

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Book of Prefaces

The Book of Prefaces

LOCHHEAD, Liz: author of Memo for Spring, Islands, Grimm Sisters, Dreaming Frankenstein, Bagpipe Muzak (poetry), True Confessions and New Clichés (lyrics ...

Author: Alasdair Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526626196

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 848

A great, fascinating work from Scottish literary legend Alasdair Gray, beautifully illustrated throughout, chronicling the history of how literature spread and developed throughout the world. This is a unique history of literature as presented through the collected and annotated prefaces of major writers, including commentary by a range of authors including James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, and Virginia Woolf. 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. 'Superb ... There is no disputing the enormous knowledge, the sheer love of books that is gathered here' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Praise for Alasdair Gray 'A necessary genius' ALI SMITH 'One of the brightest intellectual and creative lights Scotland has known in modern times' NICOLA STURGEON
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Poetry Matter

Making Poetry Matter

New York: Chelsea House. ... Kress, G. (2003) Literacy in the New Media Age. London: Routledge. ... Lochhead, L. (1985) True Confessions and New Clichés.

Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441163530

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 194

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

Ethically Speaking

Ethically Speaking

London and New York: Routledge. 81–118. —. 1991. Bagpipe Muzak. London: Penguin. —. 1993. True Confessions & New Clichés. 4th ed. Edinburgh: Polgyon. —.

Author: James McGonigal

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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As politics and cultures interact within an increasingly diverse Scotland, and differences in values become more evident across generations, the need for clear understanding and cooperation within and between communities becomes a pressing issue. This relates both to local and larger concerns: language, violence, morality, gender and sexuality, education, ethnicity, truth and lies. The chapters gathered here focus on significant Scottish writers of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries, (Edwin Morgan, A.L. Kennedy, Liz Lochhead, John Burnside, Jackie Kay, Robin Jenkins, Muriel Spark, William McIlvanney, Ali Smith, James Kelman and others) and the communities described are certainly Scottish, but the issues raised are universal. Questions are asked about the relationship of the individual to others, and therefore, on a larger scale, about the means through which any community is both constructed and sustained: linguistically, spiritually, ethically. If their multiple voices evoke a “zigzag of contradictions”, it is at any rate a creative zigzag which discovers, or uncovers, many contradictory aspects of life in modern Scotland that should particularly be brought to light in a re-emergent nation. Ethically speaking, Scottish writers point out the need to attend to many different narratives and retellings, in order that Scots might live more honestly and clear-sightedly with themselves and with the wider world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

Honours: Sandesha Media Award for the Arts, 1991; New Leader Award, 1994; ... 1984; True Confessions and New Cliches, 1985 ; Bagpipe Muzak, 1991; ...

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781857432695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 631

The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Myths of Oppression

Myths of Oppression

True Confessions and New Cliches. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1987. Print. --- . "An Interview with Liz Lochhead." Ed. Carla Rodriguez Gonzalez. ATLANTIS 26.1.

Author: Inci Bilgin Tekin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9783838263083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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Inci Bilgin Tekin's study offers a comparative perspective on two very challenging contemporary female playwrights, Liz Lochhead and Cherrie Moraga, and their Scottish and Chicanese adaptations of myths—such as the Greek Medea and Oedipus or the Mayan Popul Vuh—which address ethnic, racial, gender, and hierarchical oppression. Her book incorporates postcolonial and feminist readings of Lochhead's and Moraga's plays while it also explores different mythologies on the background. Bilgin Tekin not only introduces an original point of view on Liz Lochhead's and Cherrie Moraga's plays as adaptations or rewrites, but also calls attention to the non-canonized Scottish, Aztec, and Mayan mythologies. Following an innovative approach, she discusses the question in which ways Lochhead's and Moraga's adaptations of myths are challenges to the canon and further suggests a feminist version of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.The study appeals to readers of mythology, drama, and comparative literature. Those interested in postcolonial and feminist theories will also gain valuable new insights.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

... 1979 ) Lochhead , Liz , Blood and Ice ( Edinburgh : Salamander Press , 1982 ) True Confessions and New Clichés ( Edinburgh : Polygon , 1985 ) Tartuffe ...

Author: Stevenson Randall Stevenson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474472869

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 256

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Written accessibly for the theatre-going general public, this is an ideal guide to the new Scottish theatre: its people, its plays, its politics, its companies and its audiences. Directors, playwrights, journalists and distinguished theatre critics offer personal, challenging and wide-ranging insights into the last 25 years of Scottish theatre.
Categories: PERFORMING ARTS

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Concise Volume B Third Edition

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature  Concise Volume B     Third Edition

“A Village After Dark,” originally published in The New Yorker, May 21 2001. ... “Men Talk,” from True Confessions & New Clichés. Copyright © Liz Lochhead ...

Author: Joseph Black et al.

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770488205

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2000

View: 222

The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the Concise Edition nevertheless provides substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled selection of illustrations and of contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, these volumes provide concise yet extraordinarily wide-ranging coverage for British Literature survey courses. New to this volume are Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; new authors include Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The third edition now also offers substantially expanded representation of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh literatures, as well as contextual materials on Gothic literature, Modernism, and World War II. Material that no longer appears in the bound book may in most cases be found on the companion website; many larger works are also available in separate volumes that may at the instructor’s request be bundled together with the anthology at no extra cost to the student. Features New to the Third Edition — New longer texts including Dickens’s performance reading of “David Copperfield,” Gaskell’s The Manchester Marriage, Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Beckett’s Endgame — New short selections from longer works including Eliot’s Middlemarch, Shelley’s Frankenstein, Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh, and Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H. — New bound-book author entries for Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Emily Brontë, Thomas de Quincey, Walter Pater, Isaac Rosenberg, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, Jeanette Winterson, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — New selections representing “Literary Currents in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in the Long Nineteenth Century” — New “Contexts” section on “Gothic Literature” including materials by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, and Jane Austen — “Literature, Politics, and Cultural Identity” section includes numerous new authors and pieces, including work by Sorely MacLean, James Kelman, Gillian Clarke, Kamau Brathwaite, Kim Moore, and Warsan Shire
Categories: Literary Collections

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Concise Volume B 3e Modified eBook UK Edition

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature  Concise Volume B  3e     Modified eBook UK Edition

“Men Talk,” from True Confessions & New Clichés. Copyright © Liz Lochhead, 1985. Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd. Reproduced with permission of the Licensor through ...

Author: Joseph Black et al.

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781554815203

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1800

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This Modified eBook version of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3rd edition omits in-copyright readings that are found in the print book. This ebook is available for purchase in the UK and select international markets. The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the Concise Edition nevertheless provides substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled selection of illustrations and of contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, these volumes provide concise yet extraordinarily wide-ranging coverage for British Literature survey courses. New to this volume are Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; new authors include Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The third edition now also offers substantially expanded representation of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh literatures, as well as contextual materials on Gothic literature, Modernism, and World War II. Material that no longer appears in the bound book may in most cases be found on the companion website; many larger works are also available in separate volumes that may at the instructor’s request be bundled together with the anthology at no extra cost to the student.
Categories: Literary Collections

British Playwrights 1956 1995

British Playwrights  1956 1995

Sections published in True Confessions & New Clichés . Edinburgh : Polygon Books , 1985 . Same Difference . Sections published in True Confessions & New ...

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018373600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 502

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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

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

... hold of Anthony Ashley Cooper , Lord Ashley , later True Confessions and New Clichés ( 1985 ) , which 1st Earl of Shaftesbury , a position from which he ...

Author: Dominic Head

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 312516138X

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A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama 1880 2005

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama  1880   2005

The heroine, Verena, first appeared in two monologues, 'Security' and 'Anklebiters', in True Confessions and New Clichés (1985) and resurfaced in Bagpipe ...

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470751473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.
Categories: Literary Criticism