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Lerner, Laurence

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Works: 168 works in 760 publications in 2 languages and 15,063 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Annotator, Translator
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Publications about Laurence Lerner
Publications by Laurence Lerner
Publications by Laurence Lerner, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Laurence Lerner
 
Most widely held works by Laurence Lerner
Angels and absences : child deaths in the nineteenth century by Laurence Lerner( file )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
What is the difference between public and private feeling, and how far can we deduce past feelings from the words that have been left us? Why do child deaths figure so often and so prominently in the literature of the nineteenth century, and how was the theme of the death of a child used to elicit such poignant responses in the readers of that era? In this fascinating new book, Laurence Lerner vividly contrasts the contempt with which twentieth-century criticism so often dismisses such works as mere sentimentality with the enthusiasm and tears of nineteenth-century contemporaries. Drawing examples from both real and literary deaths, Lerner delves into the writings of well-known authors such as Dickens, Coleridge, Shelley, Flaubert, Mann, Huxley, and Hesse, as well as lesser known writers like Felicia Hemans and Lydia Sigourney. In the process, he synthesizes fresh ideas about the thorny subjects of sentimentality, aesthetic judgment, and the function of religion in literature. Lerner's forthright and evocative prose style is enjoyable reading, and he excels in teasing out the moral implications and the psychosocial entanglements of his chosen narrative and lyrical texts. This is a book that will illuminate an important aspect of the history of private life. It should have wide application for those interested in the history, sociology, and literature of the nineteenth century
The truthtellers : Jane Austen, George Eliot, D.H. Lawrence by Laurence Lerner( Book )
23 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy and his readers : a selection of contemporary reviews by Laurence Lerner( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
The uses of nostalgia; studies in pastoral poetry by Laurence Lerner( Book )
15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
George Eliot and her readers; a selection of contemporary reviews by John Holmstrom( Book )
13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Reconstructing literature ( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
The Victorians ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Love and marriage : literature and its social context by Laurence Lerner( Book )
19 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedies : an anthology of modern criticism by Laurence Lerner( Book )
80 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Rembrandt's mirror by Laurence Lerner( file )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
The literary imagination : essays on literature and society by Laurence Lerner( Book )
13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge : tragedy or social history? by Laurence Lerner( Book )
15 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
The truest poetry; an essay on the question: What is literature? by Laurence Lerner( Book )
24 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
A study of aesthetics concerned with the principles of practical literary criticism, applied to the actual reading and interpretation of poems and novels
On modern poetry : essays presented to Donald Davie ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's comedies: an anthology of modern criticism by Laurence Lerner( Book )
20 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
The frontiers of literature by Laurence Lerner( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedies; a selection of modern criticism by Laurence Lerner( Book )
12 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Philip Larkin by Laurence Lerner( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"Philip Larkin is one of the finest English poets of our time. His poetic personality - nostalgic, wry, melancholy, ironic, witty and haunting - has appealed to a far wider audience than that of literary specialists, while also winning the respect of leading critics and fellow poets. Lerner's study relates the poetry to Larkin's life, and to the literary and social environment of post-war Britain; discusses the Larkin persona, and Larkin's relation to literary criticism; and above all seeks to guide readers to a full appreciation of the power and subtlety of Larkin's best poems."--Jacket
An introduction to English poetry : fifteen poems discussed by Laurence Lerner by Laurence Lerner( Book )
22 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The Victorians by Laurence Lerner( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Laurence Lerner British writer
Laurence Lerner dichter uit Zuid-Afrika
Laurence Lerner escritor británico
Laurence Lerner sørafrikansk poet
Laurence Lerner sydafrikansk poet
Lerner, L. D.
Lerner, L. D. 1925-
Lerner, Laurence D.
Lerner, Laurence D. 1925-
Lerner, Laurence David.
Lerner, Laurence David 1925-
Lerner, Lawrence
Languages
English (361)
German (1)
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