COMPLETE [TRIO] Harmonium by Wallace Stevens - dl

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Post by KevinS » May 19th, 2020, 7:22 am

Harmonium by Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955).

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This is the first edition of Wallace Stevens's first book, with poetry written between 1914 and 1923. A later edition was printed with the inclusion of additional poems and, somewhat surprisingly, three of the earlier poems omitted. (KevinS)
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Post by aradlaw » May 19th, 2020, 8:25 am

Hi Kevin, be right back with your MW.
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Post by KevinS » May 19th, 2020, 8:33 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 8:25 am
Hi Kevin, be right back with your MW.
Wonderful! Thank you!
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Post by aradlaw » May 19th, 2020, 8:35 am

One MW as promised, will there be any keywords for this project ?
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Post by KevinS » May 19th, 2020, 8:42 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 8:35 am
One MW as promised, will there be any keywords for this project ?
I couldn't think of any beyond the title and author, but those are clear enough in the indexing, I assume.

Perhaps we could add "modernist poetry.'
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Post by KevinS » May 19th, 2020, 9:15 am

David, I'll fill out the titles as soon as we figure out a good solution for this. The poems are not numbered and I don't know if listing a range a page numbers makes sense. As there are sometimes five or six poems to a section, we certainly can't use poem titles. (In two cases we can use a title, but then we would not be consistent with the rest.) I just don't know yet. I think Eva and Nemo are the smart ones; maybe they will have the solution. Helen, too, though I haven't had the pleasure of working with her before. Have you had experience with this puzzle?
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Post by aradlaw » May 19th, 2020, 9:47 am

No, I have not run into this situation before. At 125 pages of poetry (80 poems by my count), that breaks down to approx 7 pages per section. As you say, there are a couple of longer poems rating their own section. The poems would not be searchable individually going by sections.
Would you consider each poem as one section, to simplify things?
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Post by NemoR » May 19th, 2020, 10:01 am

Checking in!!!
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Post by bluechien » May 19th, 2020, 10:09 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 9:47 am
No, I have not run into this situation before. At 125 pages of poetry (80 poems by my count), that breaks down to approx 7 pages per section. As you say, there are a couple of longer poems rating their own section. The poems would not be searchable individually going by sections.
Would you consider each poem as one section, to simplify things?
David, we were modeling this poem sectioning on some other poetry projects done at LV recently, like this one:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=79270&hilit=chymocles
and this one ...
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=79598&hilit=dickinson

We actually put quite a lot of work into breaking out sections intelligently this way, trying to create a reasonable section length and a good match to readers ... the main impetus originally, being that some listeners say that they don't listen to LV poetry at all because the constant intros and outros spoil the experience, or so I've read. This could be especially egregious with Stevens because as a sort of imagist-influenced poet, many of his poems are quite concise.

In this case, the description of each section would just be a guide to help the reader remember where they start, as in the examples listed above. We have a separate Google Doc to help keep track, too.

Is this something you can work with? I think we have really worked out all the nitty details, more or less. :hmm:

(Kevin, in one of Nemo's messages ... or the google doc, I can't remember now? must check ... there was suggested text for every section you can just paste in if you want to. It contains the first poem's title for that section.)
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Post by KevinS » May 19th, 2020, 12:30 pm

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Post by HZFerr » May 19th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Hi Eva, Nemo, & Kevin,
DPL checking in. Slowly returning to my normal pace. :D
Stay healthy. :thumbs:
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Post by NemoR » May 19th, 2020, 4:10 pm

HZFerr wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Hi Eva, Nemo, & Kevin,
DPL checking in. Slowly returning to my normal pace. :D
Stay healthy. :thumbs:
Hi Helen!

Nice to see you here! .. and don't worry, take your time ... Eva's and my normal pace is slow :D .... you know how we like to savour these!
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Post by KevinS » May 19th, 2020, 4:25 pm

NemoR wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:10 pm
HZFerr wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Hi Eva, Nemo, & Kevin,
DPL checking in. Slowly returning to my normal pace. :D
Stay healthy. :thumbs:
Hi Helen!

Nice to see you here! .. and don't worry, take your time ... Eva's and my normal pace is slow :D .... you know how we like to savour these!
Hahaha! I'm the reckless one. Wild abandon ... until I come across French!
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Post by bluechien » May 19th, 2020, 5:33 pm

Welcome, Helen! :9:
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Post by annise » May 19th, 2020, 6:19 pm

Sticking my fingers in where they shouldn't be - if you don't come up with anything better "Harmonium 1" Harmonium 2" etc sounds nicer than section 1 or part 1 (to my ears) - anne

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