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Dalzell, Alexander

Overview
Works: 83 works in 197 publications in 4 languages and 6,595 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Sources  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PA8511.A5, 199.492
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Most widely held works by Alexander Dalzell
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The criticism of didactic poetry : essays on Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid by Alexander Dalzell( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley thought all didactic poetry an 'abhorrence, ' and most of the Romantics agreed with this judgment. Critics in this century have been less dismissive of the genre, but seem puzzled by it. There has been a tendency to treat a didactic poem as though it were a kind of lyric, in which the focus of interest lies in the emotions and feelings of the writer. But didactic poetry has a purpose, history, and character of its own. This original and important book asks the question, 'What can the practising critic usefully say about a didactic poem?' This is not primarily a book about theory, but a guide to practical criticism combined with a fresh reading of the chosen texts. Through a close analysis of three of the major didactic poems in the classical canon, the De rerum natura of Lucretius, the Georgics of Virgil, and the Ars amatoria of Ovid, Dalzell's aim is to consider these poems as a genre and to ascertain what tools are available to the critic for their understanding. He raises questions about the limits of genre criticism, the relationship of poetry and knowledge, reader-response, and historical reception. Can there be a poetry of statement? Is all genuine poetry necessarily fictive in some sense? To what extent is a serious didactic intent compatible with poetry?The Criticism of Didactic Poetry is primarily of interest to classicists. It will also be of great value to scholars of other literatures who are interested in the history of the genre or in the theoretical debate about whether poetry can encompass knowledge. This book is a significant original contribution to the field, with the potential to influence future scholarly thinking on didactic poetry
Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Torontonensis : proceedings of the seventh International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies : Toronto, 8 August to 13 August, 1988 by 1988, Toronto) International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (7( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents three of Erasmus' polemic works against Alberto Pio, Prince of Carpi. Pio angered Erasmus by criticizing him for his denunciations of church practices and officials, and by accusing him of supporting Luther and holding dangerous opinions
Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the letters 1523-4, Erasmus' mounting anger at the authors of these attacks goes hand in hand with his slowly formed decision to publish a book against Luther on free will
Spiritualia and pastoralia : Exomologesis, Ecclesiastes 1 by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 2082 to 2203, 1529 by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the surviving correspondence of Erasmus for the first seven months of 1529. For nearly eight years he had lived happily and productively in Basel
Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 2204 to 2356, August 1529 - July 1530 by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters in this volume reflect Erasmus' anxiety about the endemic warfare in Western Europe, the advance of the Ottoman Turks into Europe, and the increasing threat of armed conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Germany
Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritualia and pastoralia : exomologesis and ecclesiastes by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected Works of Erasmus presents these two important works, complete with extensive introductions and annotations, in an elegant and precise modern translation for the first time
Spiritualia and pastoralia by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 1658 to 1801, January 1526-March 1527 by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The letters in Volume 12 cover Erasmus' correspondence for all of 1526 and roughly the first quarter of 1527. This was a difficult period for Erasmus for various reasons, including two bouts of illness serious enough to cause him to draw up his first will in January 1527, and the fact that the Reformers were gaining more and more influence over religious policy in Basel, where he resided. Tension caused by Erasmus' open opposition to this trend was multiplied by the continuing decline in his relations with Oecolampadius, Pellicanus, and Zwingli, all of them former friends or even collaborators in his scholarly editions. These many distractions slowed but did not stop his continuing biblical, patristic, and classical scholarship. Fearing that the Lutherans might gain complete control of public discourse on the disputed issue of free will, Erasmus rushed to complete his rebuttal to Luther's De servo arbitrio in March 1526. He also felt deeply aggrieved by the attacks launched against him by conservative Catholics at a time when he was actively engaged in opposing the spread of heresy in Germany and Switzerland. His most redoubtable antagonist was Nodl BTda of the University of Paris, who pressed ahead with his plans for a condemnation of Erasmus by the faculty, which he achieved in December 1527. Erasmus' critics at Louvain were more discreet than BTda; their published works obliquely criticized his publications but did not attack him by name. The letters of 1526-1527 also reflect Erasmus' growing fame in Spain, where not only the Latinate intellectuals but also readers of the new Spanish translations of his spiritual writings and satirical works were attracted to his ideas of spiritual renewal.CWE 12 also contains translations of his earliest will and selections from correspondence among his Spanish admirers during the years 1522-1527. An important and extremely useful appendix, 'Money, Wages, and Real Incomes in the Age of Erasmus,' by Joh
The Correspondence of Erasmus Letters 1535-1657 (1525) by Desiderius Erasmus( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peasant's War in Germany and his own ill-health combined to keep Erasmus confined to the city of Basel during 1525, but he was still able to maintain an active correspondence spanning all of Europe. In the preceding year, he had published De libero artbitrio/Freedom of the Will, his first open attack on the teachings of Martin Luther. Despite this public defence of Catholic doctrine, Erasmus was continually forced in his correspondence to reply to open or veiled attacks by Catholic critics. Erasmus directly addressed one of his critics, No+l BTda, of the Paris theological faculty, in the spring of 1525. BTda was preparing analyses of Erasmus' publications that would eventually form the basis for a formal condemnation. Erasmus' correspondence with BTda, intended to head off such a condemnation, continued past 1525 and became increasingly hostile in tone. That same year, Erasmus also followed up reports that an influential Italian humanist, Alberta Pio, Prince of Carpi, was circulating at the papal curia a manuscript accusing Erasmus of being the major source of Luther's errors. Again, he directly addressed his opponent in order to prove his orthodoxy and to urge (in vain) that no such attack be published. In both cases, however, despite his break with Luther and his public and private opposition to the Protestant leader Oecolampadius in Basel, he was unsuccessful in turning aside the hostility of his Catholic critics
 
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