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Hollander, John

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American poetry : the nineteenth century by John Hollander( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 3,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century America, poetry was, part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveals the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These two volumes reassess America's poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. This second volume follows the evolution of American poetry from the monumental mid-century achievements of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson to the modernist stirrings of Stephen Crane and Edwin Arlington Robinson. The cataclysm of the Civil War - reflected in fervent antislavery protests, in marching songs and poetic calls to arms, and in muted post bellum expressions of grief and reconciliation - ushered in a period of accelerating change and widening regional perspectives. Among the unfamiliar pleasures to be savored in this volume are the penetrating meditations of the reclusive Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, the eloquent lyricism of Emma Lazarus, the mournful, superbly crafted fine simple verse of Trumbull Stickney. Here too are the pioneering African-American poets (Frances Harper, Albery Allson Whitman, Paul Laurence Dunbar); popular humorists (James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field); writers embodying America's newfound cosmopolitanism (Edith Wharton, George Santayana); and extravagant self-mythologizing figures who could have existed nowhere else, like the actress Adah Isaacs Menken and the frontier poet Joaquin Miller. Parodies, dialect poems, song lyrics, and children's verse evoke the liveliness of an era when poetry was accessible to all. Here are poems that played a crucial role in American public life, whether to arouse the national conscience (Edwin Markham's "The Man with the Hoe") or to memorialize the golden age of the national pastime (Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat"). An entire section of this volume is devoted to American Indian poetry in nineteenth-century versions, making available - some for the first time since their initial publication - an astonishing range of translations and adaptations: Ojibwa healing rituals, the songs of the Ghost Dance religion, Zuni mythological narratives, chants from the Kwakiutl Winter Ceremonial. Also included is a generous selection from America's rich heritage of anonymous folk songs, ballads, and hymns. Unprecedented in its textual authority, the anthology includes newly researched biographical sketches of each poet, a year-by-year chronology of poets and poetry from 1800 to 1900, and extensive notes
Rhyme's reason : a guide to English verse by John Hollander( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this classic text, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. This substantially expanded and revised edition includes a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the schemes and patterns he has described. Book jacket."--Jacket
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )
87 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fully-annotated, two-volume work which presents the major literary achievements of English writers from the medieval period to the twentieth century together with examples of art from each era
The work of poetry by John Hollander( )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Work of Poetry is organized into three parts. "Poetic Substance" explores the nature of poetry and the poet, with essays that cover the poet "being-and-feeling-at-home" in his or her work and the parallels between dreams and poetry. Next, "Poetic Experiences" examines the relationship between the poems and the individual, whether a poet or a reader of poetry, through such writings as "Hearing and Overhearing the Psalms," recounting Hollander's poetic childhood, and "My Poetic Generation." The final chapters, "The Work of Poets," deal with the poets themselves, and it is here that Hollander gives insightful readings of the works of Whitman, Robert Penn Warren, and others. Readers who have struggled with the verse of poets like John Ashbery will be grateful for Hollander's masterful readings. They will also discover the enchantment this visionary poet can create from a seemingly dry topic, like the preposition "of," and the clarity he imparts to such contested and ambiguous topics as originality. Serious admirers and students of verse who seek to comprehend its subtleties will find The Work of Poetry a rich and moving source of wisdom
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 21 stories in Complete Stories 1892-1898 represent James at the peak of his storytelling powers. Among them are "The Turn of the Screw," one of his most popular works, a terrifying exercise in psychological horror centering on the corruption of childhood innocence; "The Real Thing," a playful consideration of the illusions of art and the paradoxes of authenticity; "The Figure in the Carpet," "The Death of the Lion," and "The Middle Years," three very different expositions of the mysteries of authorship, embodying some of James's most profound insights into the nature of his own art; "The Altar of the Dead," a somber, ultimately wrenching meditation on the relation of the living to the dead; and "In the Cage," an extended evocation of the inner life of a young woman trapped in a dehumanizing job at a postal-and-telegraph office
Committed to memory : 100 best poems to memorize by John Hollander( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of over 100 poems selected specifically for memorization, emcompassing a wide variety of genres, structures, and patterns, and drawn from a period ranging from Biblical times through the mid-twentieth century
Modern poetry: essays in criticism by John Hollander( Book )
18 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tricks of the light new and selected poems by Vicki Hearne( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From The Horse That, Trotting The horse that, trotting with open heartAgainst the wind, achieves bend and flowWill live forever. So far, so good, But they never do, until too late, Bend properly and time spreads from the momentary hesitations Of their spines, circles their tossing necks, Falls from their teeth like rejected oats, Litters the ground like penitence. This is where we come in, where the dropOf time congeals the air and someone Speaks to the discouraged grass ... Tricks of the Light explores the often fraught relationships between domestic animals and humans through mythological fig
The untuning of the sky; ideas of music in English poetry, 1500-1700 by John Hollander( Book )
25 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of American poetry ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With contributions from over 100 scholars, this encyclopedia provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry. Besides presenting essential factual information, each entry amounts to an in-depth critical essay, and includes a bibliography that directs readers to other works by and about a particular poet
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vision and resonance : two senses of poetic form by John Hollander( Book )
22 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American wits : an anthology of light verse ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book John Hollander offers a buoyant guided tour of American light verse-a tradition he pursues from Ambrose Bierce's sardonic The devil's dictionary quatrains to the latter-day comic inventions of Edward Gorey, Kenneth Koch, and James Merrill. Along the way, American wits gathers a rich harvest of couplets, clerihews, epigrams, parodies, burlesques, and other forms of fractured verse. The varied and often surprising list of contributors includes Edwin Arlington Robinson, Don Marquis, T.S. Eliot, Christopher Morley, Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ogden Nash, Phyllis McGinley, and Anthony Hecht
Poems of our moment by John Hollander( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary poems of the English language
I.A. Richards; essays in his honor by I. A Richards( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of the best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
A crackling of thorns by John Hollander( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Types of shape; poems by John Hollander( Book )
19 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melodious guile : fictive pattern in poetic language by John Hollander( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spectral emanations : new and selected poems by John Hollander( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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