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Ellmann, Richard 1918-1987

Overview
Works: 324 works in 1,760 publications in 15 languages and 51,916 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Literature  Records and correspondence  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Compiler, Translator, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6019.O9, B
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Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann( Book )

124 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 6,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist
James Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )

131 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an intimate and detailed account of the life of Irish modernist James Joyce, which greatly informs an understanding of this author's complex works
The New Oxford Book of American Verse by Richard Ellmann( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems by American poets from Taylor and Bradstreet to Plath, Ginsberg, and Ashbery, reflecting the traditions and achievements of three centuries
The Norton anthology of modern poetry by Richard Ellmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of more than 1200 poems by 155 British and American poets, beginning with Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and culminating during the first half of the twentieth century
Yeats : the man and the masks by Richard Ellmann( Book )

113 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical biography of the great Irish poet traces his intellectual growth and relates his mystical concerns and involvement in public affairs to his poetry
The identity of Yeats by Richard Ellmann( Book )

73 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic study of Yeats’ verse examines the poet’s development of theme, symbol, style, and pattern. Through his knowledge of Yeats’ life as well as his published and unpublished work, Ellmann recreates Yeats’ ways of thinking, seeing, and writing and clarifies his difficult poems
Four Dubliners : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett by Richard Ellmann( Book )

50 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern tradition; backgrounds of modern literature by Richard Ellmann( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Danish and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses on the Liffey by Richard Ellmann( Book )

57 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The critical writings of James Joyce by James Joyce( Book )

43 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembled from unpublished manuscripts, playbills, random pamphlets and obscure periodicals, this choice collection of James Joyce's little-known essays and critical writings reflects the wide-ranging mind of a pungent and often savage commentator, a master of language, and a defender of his craft. Each of the fifty-seven items has an introduction by the editors, explaining its genesis and relating it to the Joyce canon; there are also explanatory notes on many references in the texts
Eminent domain : Yeats among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot, and Auden by Richard Ellmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetry( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new revision of the classic anthology presents 195 poets and 1,596 poems representing the range of English language modern and contemporary poetry
The artist as critic; critical writings of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consciousness of Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Joyce by James Joyce( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Joyce is a short story written by James Joyce in 1914, and published posthumously, about the frustrated desire of a teacher - James Joyce himself - for one of his female students. The writing is a compilation of fragments of prose and poetry in which the influences of the East on Trieste's setting and the erotic desire for the female protagonist are omnipresent. A wonderfully rich style both obscures the meaning of the text as well as opens it up for wide interpretation. Great writing, but for some maybe a little enigmatic
Edwardians and late Victorians by Richard Ellmann( Book )

34 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by James Joyce( Book )

in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden codgers : biographical speculations by Richard Ellmann( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long the riverrun : selected essays by Richard Ellmann( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays for Richard Ellmann : omnium gatherum by Susan Dick( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellmann's sensitivity to what it meant to be an artist shaped his work from the outset: "The life of an artist ... differs from the lives of other persons in that its events are becoming artistic sources even as they command his present attention. Instead of allowing each day, pushed back by the next, to lapse into imprecise memory, he shapes again the experiences which have shaped him." Richard Ellmann died in 1987. His life and work have touched the lives of many. Some of the essays in this collection commemorate Richard Ellmann and his commitment to Twentieth Century literature: most provide a continuing investigation of the Twentieth Century literature to which he devoted his carrer. Contributors include: Alison Armstrong, Daniel Albright, Christopher Butler, Carol Cantrell, Jonathan Culler, Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Andonis Decavelles, Rupin Desai, Susan Dick, Terence Diggory, Terry Eagleton, Rosita Fanto, Charles Feidelson, James Flannery, Charles Huttar, Bruce Johnson, John Kelleher, Brendan Kennelly, Frank Kermode, Declan Kiberd, Peter Kuch, Bruce Johnson, James Laughlin, A. Walton Litz, Dominic Manganiello, Ellsworth Mason, Christie McDonald, Dougald McMillan, Sean O'Mordha, Vivian Mercier, Mary T. Reynolds, William K. Robertson, Joseph Ronsley, S.P. Rosenbaum, Ann Saddlemyer, Sylvan Schendler, Daniel Schneider, Fritz Senn, Jon Stallworthy, Lonnie Weatherby, Thomas Whitaker, and Elaine Yarosky
 
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James Joyce
Alternative Names
Ellmann, Richard

Ellmann, Richard 1918-

Ellmann, Richard David

Richard Ellman amerikansk författare

Richard Ellmann Amerikaans schrijver (1918-1987)

Richard Ellmann amerikansk skribent

Richard Ellmann critico letterario e biografo statunitense

Richard Ellmann critique littéraire et biographe américain

Richard Ellmann US-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Schriftsteller

Richardus Ellmann

Ричард Эллманн

エルマン, リチャード

リチャード・エルマン

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James JoyceThe New Oxford Book of American VerseThe Norton anthology of modern poetryYeats : the man and the masksFour Dubliners : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and BeckettUlysses on the LiffeyThe Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetryThe artist as critic; critical writings of Oscar WildeEssays for Richard Ellmann : omnium gatherum