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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Function of the poet and other essays.
Folcroft, Pa., Folcroft Press 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Russell Lowell
|Description:||xi, 223 pages 22 cm|
|Contents:||On poetry and belles-lettres: The function of the poet. Humor, wit, fun, and satire. The five indispensable authors (Homer, Dante, Cervantes, Goethe, Shakespeare) The imagination. Critical fragments: 1. Life in literature and language. 2. Style and manner. 3. Kalevala.--Reviews of contemporaries: Henry James: James's tales and sketches. Longfellow: The courtship of Miles Standish. Tales of a wayside inn. Whittier: In war time, and other poems. Home ballads and poems. Snow-bound: a winter idyl. Poetry and nationality. W.D. Howells: Venetian life. Edgar A. Poe. Thackeray: roundabout papers.--Two great authors: Swift: Forster's life of Swift. Plutarch's morals. A plea for freedom from speech and figures of speech-makers.|
|Responsibility:||Collected and edited by Albert Mordell.|