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Notes on Thought and Vision ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Notes on Thought and Vision Author H.D. – Notes on Thought and Vision by Imagist poet HD Hilda Doolittle is an aphoristic meditation on how one works toward an ideal body mind synthesis; a contemplation of the sources of imagination and the c Notes on Thought and Vision by Imagist poet Thought and Kindle Õ HD Hilda Doolittle is an aphoristic meditation on how one works toward an ideal body mind synthesis; a contemplation of the sources of imagination and the creative process; and a study of gender differences HD believed Notes on MOBI :Ê to be inherent in women's and men's consciousness Here too is The Wise Sappho a lyrical tribute to the great poet of Lesbos for whom HD felt deep personal kinship.

  • Notes on Thought and Vision
  • H.D.
  • 18 November 2016
  • 9780720607222

About the Author: H.D.

An innovative modernist writer Hilda Doolittle – wrote Thought and Kindle Õ under her initials in a career that stretched from to Although she is most well known for her poetry lyric and epic HD also wrote novels memoirs short stories essays reviews a children’s book Notes on MOBI :Ê and translations An American woman who lived her adult life abroad HD was engaged in the formalist experimentation.

10 thoughts on “Notes on Thought and Vision

  1. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    How lucky the world is to have HD's wild attempts to name the over mind the state of being that opens our capacity for making and appreciating art I can imagine this essay productively paired with Lorca's In Search of Duende The over mind seems to lead to the same kind of immersive immediate spontaneous experience of art as duende but HD takes a very different tack from Lorca suggesting that we can only arrive at this over mind through the intellect rather than through a non conscious route My favorite passages stem from HD's descriptions of a statue of a charioteer at Delphi which she names as one of her sign posts those works of art that are straight clear entrances to over world consciousness At one point she imagines this statue as telegraphing a message and distinguishes between the bounty of art and the paucity of people who can receive the message of art There is no trouble about art it is the appreciators we want We want young men and women to communicate with the charioteer and his like I wrestled with this idea which seems to disrupt my populist sensibilities but even HD notes that this world is there for everyone it's only that we're likely to seek comfort than the kind of unusual consciousness that allows us to appreciate and make art My only uibble with Notes on Thought and Vision is that HD uses so much of what would now be considered ableist language I know she was a product of her time and that disability was perceived through a different paradigm than it often is now but the language still gratedThe book also includes another lyric essay The Wise Sappho a beautiful praise song that riffs on Meleager's statement that Sappho's work is little but all roses I'm not sure I've read one poet so unabashedly and lushly appreciating another I loved it and it made me want to return to If Not Winter Fragments of Sappho

  2. julieta julieta says:

    I feel like I´ve just had a conversation with someone I really love and admire just for trilogy a beautiful and moving book but like maybe she is looking straight ahead and saying something much too elevated for me which I can't really catch completely Is she a visionary? I think she is but is she crazy? maybe she is too

  3. cristiana cristiana says:

    it's a good book to pick up when one is feeling disillusioned by writing

  4. Sophia Sophia says:

    weird trippy all over in thought and writing perfect

  5. Damon Stanley Damon Stanley says:

    Your enjoyment depends how much mystical claptrap you can stomach but if you power through that you get a lot of wonderful rumination on HD's art and great lyrical passages

  6. Matt Martinson Matt Martinson says:

    I enjoyed this little book It consists of scattered notes Doolittle made after her jellyfish experience She was apparently on the Scilly Islands an archipelago south of Great Britain in 1919 when it happened From what I've learned HD had been working with Freud but it did not help her I imagine her as a sort of St John outcast on her island and failed by the world and its wisdom when she had her epiphany She envisioned the over mind which she says is like a jellyfish cap its tentacles coming down and enveloping the body we are not of course being literal here This covering is the clarity that comes to the artist through hard work understanding and achievement it is artistic understanding that comes through rigorous work rather than mere inspiration Reaching it is moving from normal consciousness to abnormal consciousness and is accompanied by grinding discomfort and mental agony In other words HD's enlightened vision of creative consciousness comes to artists through hard work she disregards the classic notion of inspiration and points to a bodily corporeal notion of the artist coming into his or her own It is what many today would call a dismissal of masculine notions of brilliance which she replaces with what those same people would call a feminine understanding I don't have much of a stance on it rather than finding it interestingI see a lot of similarities between HD's concept of the over mind and the ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nietzsche concerning Man Thinking the oversoul and the superman These all point to higher near unattainable ideals for what a person can become The obvious difference both in the works but also in the mere wording is the inclusivity of Doolittle's ideas versus the uber masculine nature of Emerson and Nietzsche's notions InterestingThe last portion of the book is a meditationhomage to Sappho titled The Wise Sappho In it Doolittle ruminates on Sappho particularly her place in ancient literature and culture and how that makes her someone to adore and respect today This part of the book was not as interesting to me though to be fair I am far too ignorant in regards to Sappho and this could certainly be swaying my opinion on the matterNevertheless the book as a whole is uite fascinating Moreover as a very short book a reader has very little to lose checking it out too honest? Here's a nice uote from the book to end on Flowers are made to seduce the senses fragrance form colour If you can not be seduced by beauty you cannot learn the wisdom of ugliness

  7. Jimmy Jimmy says:

    HD talks about the creative process in refreshingly direct yet appropriately ungraspable languageFor me it was the birth of my child that the jelly fish conciousness seemed to come definitely into the field or realm of the intellect or brainIn a later essay she talks about Sappho It's good but the language is a bit dense and hard to parse and I really don't care about Sappho as much

  8. Antonio Delgado Antonio Delgado says:

    Notes on Thought and Vision is the closest to understand HD’s poetics Throughout these aphorisms she creates a poetics that even though is Hegelian detaches from Freudian psychoanalysis while gets closer to embrace the Jungian collective unconsciousness as if Schopenhauer knocks the doors

  9. Ross Ross says:

    If you can not be seduced by beauty you cannot learn the wisdom of ugliness

  10. Neha Neha says:

    I love HD and half of this was super cool insight The other half I honestly couldn’t understand at all

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