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James Thomson"s The city of dreadful night

a study of the cultural resources of its author and a reappraisal of the poem

by Henry Paolucci

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Published by Griffon House Publications [for] The Bagehot Council in Wilmington, DE .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thomson, James, 1834-1882,
  • Pessimism in literature,
  • Despair in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-196).

    StatementHenry Paolucci ; with a preface to the 2000 edition by Anne Paolucci.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5657.C63 P35 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6792851M
    ISBN 100918680875, 0918680883
    LC Control Number00058654

      The city of dreadful night: and other poems by Thomson, James, ; Kohler Collection of British Poetry; Heine, Heinrich, Publication date Publisher London: Reeves and Turner Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN ContributorPages: The City is of Night; perchance of Death, But certainly of Night. This is from the poem “The City of Dreadful Night” by James Thomson, (). Kipling first discovered this work in his school holidays while he was at United Services College [Martin Fido, p. 30].

      In The City of Dreadful Night, Thomson presents a modern experience, incorporating growing industrialism, science, loss of faith and alienation into his poetry. However, to describe Thomson within the terms of modernism can be problematic due to periodisation and his status as a Victorian poet. ***James Thomson ( - ), who wrote under the pseudonym B. V. (Bysshe Vanolis), was a Scottish Victorian poet, made famous primarily for his bleak long poem The City of Dreadful Night (), an expression of pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment. ***A nicely preserved copy of this work.

    The City of Dreadful Night has earned justly the Victorian poet James Thomson (B. V.) a distinct place in English literature. It is a unique poem in its insightful earnestness, force of thought and its pointed verses; that turned it. The cover design was not mentioned in the advertisements for the book, see for example The Academy (26 January ): 'Now ready, price 12 s. 6d. The Poetical Works of James Thomson ("B.V."). The City of Dreadful Night, Vane's Story, Weddah and Om-El-Bonain, Voice from the Nile and Poetical Remains. By James Thomson ("B.V."). Edited by Bertram Author: Paul Van Capelleveen.


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The City of Dreadful Night By James Thomson (Bysshe Vanolis) About this Poet Victorian poet James Thomson, who published under the pseudonym Bysshe Vanolis, was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, in His father, a sailor, was partially paralyzed by a stroke when Thomson was four, and his mother died of edema when he was nine.

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He is often distinguished from the earlier Scottish poet James Thomson by the letters B.V. after his name/5(21). The City of Dreadful Night is a long poem by the Scottish poet James "B.V." Thomson, written between andand published in the National Reformer inthen in in a book entitled The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems.

Thomson, who sometimes used the pseudonym "Bysshe Vanolis" — in honour of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Novalis — was a. The city of Thomson’s dreadful night is a dark, bleak place defined by the total absence of faith, love, and hope.

It is human alienation at its most extreme. It’s a place full of masses of disconnected bodies merely surviving the unrelenting agony of existence/5(19).

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The city, in this case London, is Dante’s Inferno, Victorian style/5(19). 8 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Cited by: James Thomson, who wrote under the pseudonym Bysshe Vanolis, was a Victorian-era poet famous primarily for the long poem The City of Dreadful Night (), an expression of bleak pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment.

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Messrs. Watts, the original publishers, have arranged to re-issue James Thomson’s “City of Dreadful Night” at a shilling in their Thinker’s Library. The name of the poem is often on men’s lips, the volume less often on their shelves. There, for the most part, acquaintance with it ends.

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James Thomson (23 November – 3 June ), who wrote under the pseudonym Bysshe Vanolis, was a Scottish Victorian-era poet famous primarily for the long poem The City of Dreadful Night (), an expression of bleak pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment.

Life. Thomson was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, and, at the age of eight (after his sister. The City of Dreadful Night is Thomson's most famous piece, a pessimistic long poem concerned with the universe's indifference towards humanity, and it sprang from the author's struggle with insomnia, alcoholism and chronic depression during his last : Across a clasped book in her lap the right Upholds a pair of compasses; she gazes With full set eyes, but wandering in thick mazes Comments about The City Of Dreadful Night by James Thomson.

There is no comment submitted by members. The City Of Dreadful Night Score Card User Rating: 3,0 / 5 (22 votes) 0Ratings: The City of the Dreadful Night Sunday at Hampstead ; James Thomson Beneath, on the serried house-tops, A chequered lustre falls: And the mighty city of London, Under the clouds and the light, Seems a low wet beach, half shingle, With a few sharp rocks upright.

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Thomson wrote The Doom of the City in and his best known poem, The City of Dreadful Night in Raymond Williams calls The City of Dreadful Night: ‘a symbolic vision of the city as a condition of human life’.

Williams asserts that, by the Victorian-era, the city had become a new form of human consciousness. Buy The City Of Dreadful Night First Edition by James Thomson (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(7).

The City of Dreadful Night is a study in melancholia and the introverted mind. For centuries melancholia was called the English Disease. Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy analysed it as early as You can see how widespread it was from all the nouns devoted to it: vapours, spleen, fits of the mother, hypp, hypocons, moonpals, markambles, hockogrockles.

Other articles where The City of Dreadful Night is discussed: James Thomson: his sombre, imaginative poem “The City of Dreadful Night,” a symbolic expression of his horror of urban dehumanization. James Thomson s epic poem The City Of Dreadful Night first appeared in and acheived in its day some fame and was read by many, but in the decades that followed the poem and the poet sank into obscurity, becoming known only to a few/5().Since its first appearance inJames Thomson’s City of Dreadful Night has initiated a long line of texts with titles strikingly alike.

One of its most noticeable descendants is Rudyard Kipling’s short story that bears exactly the same title ‘City of Dreadful Night’.[1].Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London, Volume 2 Number 1 (March ).

James Thomson, City of Dreadful Night, with drawings by Clifford Harper, London: Agraphia,96pp. Jane Desmarais A dark, pessimistic and deeply questioning work, James Thomson's epic poem first appeared in and describes the poet's journey through .