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Mendelson, Edward

Overview
Works: 107 works in 602 publications in 2 languages and 20,384 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Librettos  History  Satire  Biography  Novels  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor, Adapter, Donor, Annotator
Classifications: PR6001.U4, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Edward Mendelson
Publications by Edward Mendelson
Most widely held works by Edward Mendelson
Early Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,615 libraries worldwide
An account of Auden's work from the start of his career until his departure for America in 1939
Pynchon : a collection of critical essays by Edward Mendelson( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
The English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939 by W. H Auden( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
All of Auden's books of poems from the 1930's, including previously unpublished poems, are augmented by selections from his essays, reviews, film scripts, and stage and radio plays of the same period
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938 by W. H Auden( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
Bevat werk van de Engelse auteur (1907-1973), waaronder enkele toneelstukken, geschreven samen met de Britse schrijver Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by W. H Auden( Book )
55 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
Volume 1. This book contains all the essays and reviews that W.H. Auden wrote during the years when he was living in England, and also includes the full original versions of his two illustrated travel books, Letters from Iceland (written in collaboration with Louis MacNeice) and Journey to a War (written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood). Auden's early prose ranges from extravagant indiscreet travel diaries through sharply observed critiques of writers from John Skelton to Winston Churchill. It includes studies of communism and Christianity; audaciously wide-ranging essays on literature, psychology, and politics; and writings about gossip, sex, prisons, and schools. Volume 2. W.H. Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to reflect on American culture and to explore the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and other Protestant theologians. This volume contains every piece of prose that Auden wrote during these years, including essays and reviews he published under a pseudonym. Most have never been reprinted in any form since their initial publication in such magazines and newspapers as the Nation, the New Republic, Common Sense, Vogue, and the New York Times
Later Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
"This book is the history of Auden's poems, and of the private and public events that went into them, from the time he moved from England to America in 1939 until his death in 1973. It completes the story begun in Edward Mendelson's Early Auden, and is even more revelatory about Auden's thought, life, and work." "Later Auden links the many changes in Auden's intellectual, emotional, religious, and erotic life with his shifting public role as a representative of political causes, as a uniformed researcher working with the U.S. Army in postwar Germany, as a public moralist, and above all as a poet."--Jacket
Homer to Brecht : the European epic and dramatic traditions by Michael Seidel( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
The poems of Lewis Carroll
The things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of life by Edward Mendelson( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
An exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries portray the essential experiences of life. For Mendelson--a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University--these classic novels tell life stories that are valuable to readers who are thinking about the course of their own lives. Looking beyond theories to the individual intentions of the authors and taking into consideration their lives and times, Mendelson examines the sometimes contradictory ways in which the novels portray such major passages of life as love, marriage, and parenthood.--From publisher description
Edward Lear by Edward Lear( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Provides examples of Lear's best poems, combined with original art
W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973 by W. H Auden( Book )
19 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
"The book contains two radio plays - The Dark Valley, a monologue written by Auden alone, and The Rocking Horse Winner, written with James Stern and based on a story by D.H. Lawrence. Also included are the unpublished masque that Auden wrote for Kallman's twenty-second birthday, the unpublished versions of The Duchess of Malfi that Auden prepared with Bertolt Brecht, scenarios for a film script and a libretto that were never completed, Auden's narrative for the medieval Play of Daniel, two narratives for documentary films, and his song lyrics written for Man of La Mancha before the producer decided to use a different lyricist."--Jacket
As I walked out one evening : songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks, and other light verse by W. H Auden( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
A collection of over 120 of Auden's lighter poems
Poems by W. H Auden( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Auden is just another reminder of his exhilarating lyric power and his understanding of love and longing in all their sacred and profane guises. One of English poetry's great 20th century masters, Poems: Auden is the short collection of an exemplary champion of human wisdom in its encounter with the mysteries of experience
Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers by Edward Mendelson( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
"One of contemporary America's leading critics and scholars offers a provocative reassessment of the lives and work of eight influential twentieth- century American writers: Lionel Trilling Dwight Macdonald W.H. Auden William Maxwell Saul Bellow Alfred Kazin Norman Mailer Frank O'Hara Drawing on newly published letters and diaries, Edward Mendelson explores the responses of these writers, very public figures all, to major historical events--among them the rise and fall of fascism, the cold war, the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution--and shows how intensely personal concerns, relating to childhood, religion, status, sex, and money, largely shaped their views. Mendelson's vivid portraits cut to the quick, changing our perceptions of these brilliant, complicated, often deeply troubled men while offering readers a new understanding of their contributions to American intellectual and political life"--
The complete works of W.H. Auden by W. H Auden( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Volume 1. This book contains all the essays and reviews that W.H. Auden wrote during the years when he was living in England, and also includes the full original versions of his two illustrated travel books, Letters from Iceland (written in collaboration with Louis MacNeice) and Journey to a War (written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood). Auden's early prose ranges from extravagant indiscreet travel diaries through sharply observed critiques of writers from John Skelton to Winston Churchill. It includes studies of communism and Christianity; audaciously wide-ranging essays on literature, psychology, and politics; and writings about gossip, sex, prisons, and schools. Volume 2. W.H. Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to reflect on American culture and to explore the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and other Protestant theologians. This volume contains every piece of prose that Auden wrote during these years, including essays and reviews he published under a pseudonym. Most have never been reprinted in any form since their initial publication in such magazines and newspapers as the Nation, the New Republic, Common Sense, Vogue, and the New York Times
The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 111 libraries worldwide
"The war between the sexes and the generations, myths of Eden and Utopia, and the psychology of sexual jealousy and repression are explored by Meredith in this novel. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) concerns Sir Austin Feverel's misconceived attempts to educate his son Richard according to a system of his own devising. Embodied in Sir Austin's anonymously published The Pilgrim's Scrip are his theories of sexual restraint which find little favour with Richard."--Jacket
Barchester towers by Anthony Trollope( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>The second and most popular of Trollope's six Barsetshire novels, Barchester Towers chronicles the struggles for power and position in an imaginary county in Victorian England. Passions start seething when an outsider, Dr. Proudie, is appointed bishop of Barchester. Soon, his ambitious, domineering wife and the smarmy, scheming curate, Mr. Slope, are hatching plots and counter-plots as they try to control the choice of a new warden for Hiram's Hospital and a new husband for Eleanor, a lovely young widow and the daughter of the former warden, Mr. Harding.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>The novel combines the realism of later fiction (including Trollope's own) with such Victorian devices as Dickensian character names and a comically interruptive narrator. The narrator's sharply satiric comments enhance the story's richness, while his playful, reassuring, and mocking asides subvert the reader's expectations, giving the book an unexpectedly post-modernist flavor. Ultimately, we see that Trollope's characters' petty jealousies, selfishness, and meanness are not metaphors for larger issues, they are the issues&#151;the same human failings that, in other contexts, can lead to serious social strife and civil unrest.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Edward Mendelson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is W.H. Auden's literary executor and has written widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels
 
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Alternative Names
Edward Mendelson American academic
Mendelson, Edward James 1946-
Languages
English (300)
Spanish (1)
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