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Washburn, Katharine

Works: 8 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 3,356 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author
Classifications: PN6101, 808.81
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Katharine Washburn
World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This long-awaited, indispensable volume contains more than 1600 poems drawn from dozens of languages and cultures, and spans a period of more than 4000 years from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century. World Poetry encompasses the many realms of poetry -- poetry of all styles, of all eras, of all tongues: from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh and the Pharaoh Akhenaten's "Hymn to the Sun" to the haiku of Basho and the dazzling imagery of Li Po; from Vedic hymns to Icelandic sagas to the "Carmina Burana"; from the magnificence of Homer and Dante to the lyricism of Goethe and Verlaine; from the piercing insights of Rilke and Yeats to the revelatory verse of Emily Dickinson, Garcia Lorca, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and so many more. While World Poetry includes a generous selection of the best English-language verse from Chaucer to the present, it is designed to lay before the reader the best that all the world's cultures have to offer -- more than eighty percent of the book is poetry originally written in languages other than English and translated by some of the finest talents working today, many of them brilliant poets in their own right. This is no mere sampler: In choosing only works of the highest intrinsic quality, the editors have created a book that will surprise knowledgeable readers and lead newcomers to an understanding of the glories of world poetry that is our common heritage
Dumbing down : essays on the strip mining of American culture ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The American scene, once so full of richness, promise, vitality, and achievement, now strikes many critics as a dispiriting carnival of follies, a spectacle of decline. In every area of our lives - including, but not limited to, education, politics, journalism, literature, ethics, film, religion, popular culture, jurisprudence, psychiatry, and even cuisine - one can observe an ominous slippage, a shift towards the bizarre, the third-rate, the purely opportunistic. How did such a vibrant legacy of knowledge, tradition, and competence come to be so rapidly squandered in so short a time? And can this pan-cultural "dumbing down" be halted or reversed?" "This volume collects twenty-three essays - most of them written for this book - that confront such developments with vigor, wit, learning, common sense, and urgency. Contributors include such superb critics and commentators as Philip Lopate, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Vincent Miller, Joseph Epstein, Sven Birkerts, George F. Kennan, Brad Leithauser, and John Simon. Various in their styles, concerns, and political allegiances, they are united in their dismay about a culture in the throes of dismantling itself. The essays in Dumbing Down, whether well-modulated or cries from the heart, are a call to action and renewal."--Jacket
Tongues of angels, tongues of men : a book of sermons ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Times greatest sermons of the last 2000 years : tongues of angels, tongues of men ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Byron's letters and journals : the complete and unexpurgated text of all the letters available in manuscript and the full printed version of all others by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Gordon Byron was born on 22 January 1788 and he inherited the barony in 1798. He went to school in Dulwich, and then in 1801 to Harrow. In 1805 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, later gaining a reputation in London for his startling good looks and extravagant behaviour. His first collection of poems, Hours of Idleness (1807), was not well received, but with the publication of the first two cantos of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) he became famous overnight and increased this fame with a series of wildly popular 'Eastern Tales'. In 1815 he married the heiress Annabella Milbanke, but they were separated after a year. Byron shocked society by the rumoured relationship with his half-sister, Augusta, and in 1816 he left England for ever. He eventually settled in Italy, where he lived for some time with Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli. He supported Italian revolutionary movements and in 1823 he left for Greece to fight in its struggle for independence, but he contracted a fever and died at Missolonghi in 1824. Byron's contemporary popularity was based first on Childe Harold and the 'Tales', and then on Don Juan (1819-24), his most sophisticated and accomplished writing. He was one of the strongest exemplars of the Romantic movement, and the Byronic hero was a prototype widely imitated in European and American literature
Lord Byron Selected Poems. by Katharine Washburn( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discus by Paul Celan( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Greatest sermons of the last 2000 years : tongues of angels, tongues of men ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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