Kinloch, David (2008) Thyrsus. Journal of Stevenson Studies, 5. pp. 34-35. ISSN 1744-3857Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A two-page prose-poem about hearing a video in a 'gloomy gallery' of another writer rhapsodising about RLS's walking stick: wonderfully 'here', once 'actually' held by 'his hand'. He too attempts to 'lean in' and connect directly with the fictional worlds Stevenson created, through mixed recollections of 'Falesá', Treasure Island and Weir. T he 'capricious meanderings' of the piece seem to reflect those of the Bacchantes' thyrsus in the Baudelaire epigraph and the discourse about the stick being 'actually here' is deflated in a final note that claims that RLS never owned a walking stick.
|Keywords:||Robert Louis Stevenson, poetry, thyrsus, walking stick, English literature|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > English literature|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English|
|Depositing user:||Mr Douglas Iain Clark|
|Date Deposited:||16 Sep 2010 08:49|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 01:11|