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Charnel Rose - Early Poetry of Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken

In Earth Triumphant, Conrad Aiken's first major book of poetry, he took on a significant subject: What is the ultimate source of the human spirit? When the young human spirit loves, rages, strives, plays, where does that energy come from? When the old human spirit sees that time has passed and death is coming, where does that spirit find rest? Aiken's answer is unequivocal: in the ancient, ageless, inhuman, nurturing, commanding, accepting Earth. Where many poets might fly off in high abstraction with such a theme, Aiken does not; he keeps his feet on his good earth and connects to everyday reality in ways that have not dated in nearly 100 years. His verse is sophisticated, musically structured, and reads very well. Enjoy!

In Earth Triumphant, Conrad Aiken's first major book of poetry, he took on a significant subject: What is the ultimate source of the human spirit? When the young human spirit loves, rages, strives, plays, where does that energy come from? When the old human spirit sees that time has passed and death is coming, where does that spirit find rest? Aiken's answer is unequivocal: in the ancient, ageless, inhuman, nurturing, commanding, accepting Earth. Where many poets might fly off in high abstraction with such a theme, Aiken does not; he keeps his feet on his good earth and connects to everyday reality in ways that have not dated in nearly 100 years. His verse is sophisticated, musically structured, and reads very well. Enjoy!
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In Earth Triumphant, Conrad Aiken's first major book of poetry, he took on a significant subject: What is the ultimate source of the human spirit? When the young human spirit loves, rages, strives, plays, where does that energy come from? When the old human spirit sees that time has passed and death is coming, where does that spirit find rest? Aiken's answer is unequivocal: in the ancient, ageless, inhuman, nurturing, commanding, accepting Earth. Where many poets might fly off in high abstraction with such a theme, Aiken does not; he keeps his feet on his good earth and connects to everyday reality in ways that have not dated in nearly 100 years. His verse is sophisticated, musically structured, and reads very well. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

2h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:53