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A clerk of Oxenford : essays on literature and life

Author: Gilbert Highet
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays based upon his radio talks, Highet discusses a range of topics, including Japanese haiku, Icelandic sagas, the Gettysburg Address, and the works of George Orwell, Yeats, Byron, and Tennyson.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978.
Clerk of Oxenford.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1954
(OCoLC)592133397
Named Person: Ray Bradbury; Sydney Smith; Lytton Strachey; George Orwell; Abraham Lincoln; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; William Shakespeare; W B Yeats; A E Housman; Ray Bradbury; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; A E Housman; George Orwell; Sydney Smith; Lytton Strachey; W B Yeats
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Highet
OCLC Number: 224112
Description: xii, 272 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: [1.] The arts of prose: Perchance to dream --
One Smith in a billion --
Ice and fire --
Looking back on today --
Books of wisdom --
An eminent historian --
Arms and the woman --
The outsider --
Words and meanings --
The Christians and the lions --
The Gettysburg Address --
[2.] Poetry and poets: What use is poetry? --
Seventeen syllables --
The poet and his vulture --
Rhythm in poetry --
Melody in poetry --
The madness of Hamlet --
The poet and the musician --
A drinking song --
The old wizard --
Professor paradox --
[3.] Imagination and reality: The art of invective --
The witches and their god --
I to the hills will lift up mine eyes --
Kitsch --
A new pleasure --
The philosopher of the atom --
The small flat world --
A bouquet of poison ivy --
Perspectives of science --
Escape.
Responsibility: Gilbert Highet.

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In this collection of essays based upon his radio talks, Highet discusses a range of topics, including Japanese haiku, Icelandic sagas, the Gettysburg Address, and the works of George Orwell, Yeats, Byron, and Tennyson.

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