Goblins and Pagodas

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John Gould Fletcher (1886 – 1950) is considered by many literary scholars to be among the most innovative twentieth-century poets. He enjoyed an international reputation for much of his long career and earned the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1939. Fletcher lived in England from 1909 to 1932 and while in Europe he associated closely with Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, and other Imagist poets. In addition to being an adherent of Imagism, which used free verse and was dedicated to replacing traditional poetics with new rhythms, concise use of language, and a concrete rather than symbolic treatment of subject, Fletcher also wrote poetry that drew from such varied sources as French Symbolism, Oriental art and philosophy, and music.
The 1st part of this book, "Ghosts of an Old House," evoke, out of the furniture and surroundings of a certain old house, emotions and childish terror which the poet had concerning them. In the "Symphonies," which form the second part of this volume, the poet narrates certain important phases of the emotional and intellectual development—in short, the life—of an artist. - Summary by Nemo (2 hr 8 min)


Preface 28:20 Read by Nemo
The Ghosts of an Old House - Prologue 2:01 Read by Nemo
Part I. The House 6:19 Read by Nemo
Part II. The Attic 6:08 Read by Nemo
Part III. The Lawn 5:18 Read by Nemo
Symphonies - Blue Symphony 5:28 Read by Nemo
Solitude in the City (Symphony in Black and Gold) 9:30 Read by Nemo
Green Symphony 6:47 Read by Nemo
Golden Symphony 7:33 Read by Nemo
White Symphony 10:00 Read by Nemo
Midsummer Dreams (Symphony in White and Blue) 5:00 Read by Nemo
Orange Symphony 8:40 Read by Nemo
Red Symphony 8:22 Read by Nemo
Violet Symphony 5:34 Read by Nemo
Grey Symphony 5:37 Read by Nemo
Poppies of the Red Year (A Symphony In Scarlet) 7:25 Read by Nemo