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Lerner, Laurence

Works: 150 works in 610 publications in 2 languages and 14,906 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR468.D42, 823.8
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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 1,288 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 Victorians by Laurence Lerner( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedies; a selection of modern criticism by Laurence Lerner( Book )
85 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy and his readers : a selection of contemporary reviews by Laurence Lerner( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
The truthtellers : Jane Austen, George Eliot, D.H. Lawrence by Laurence Lerner( Book )
13 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 libraries worldwide
The uses of nostalgia; studies in pastoral poetry by Laurence Lerner( Book )
12 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 libraries worldwide
George Eliot and her readers; a selection of contemporary reviews by John Holmstrom( Book )
11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Reconstructing literature ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
Love and marriage : literature and its social context by Laurence Lerner( Book )
15 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 libraries worldwide
The literary imagination : essays on literature and society by Laurence Lerner( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Rembrandt's mirror by Laurence Lerner( file )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge : tragedy or social history? by Laurence Lerner( Book )
13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
The truest poetry; an essay on the question: What is literature? by Laurence Lerner( Book )
19 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 483 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 )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's comedies: an anthology of modern criticism by Laurence Lerner( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
The frontiers of literature by Laurence Lerner( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
An introduction to English poetry : fifteen poems discussed by Laurence Lerner by Laurence Lerner( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Philip Larkin by Laurence Lerner( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
This short study places Larkin in his literary and personal context, discusses current controversies and literary criticism, and, above all, explores all of his major poems
A.R.T.H.U.R. : the life and opinions of a digital computer by Laurence Lerner( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Reading women's poetry by Laurence Lerner( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"Until quite recently, anthologies of English poetry contained very few poems by women, and histories of English poetry gave little space to women poets. How should poetry lovers respond? This book begins by suggesting four possible responses: the conservative, which claims that women have not written many good poems; individual recuperation, which salvages some fine poems by women but without altering the general view of English poetry; alternative canon, which claims that women do not write the same kind of poetry as men, so that their work should be judged by different standards; and cultural recuperation, which claims that women's poetry is a cultural phenomenon, and should be read and studied without subjecting it to any aesthetic tests. All these positions can be defended. This book is about reading women's poems, rather than forming theories about them: it explores the experience of reading Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Browning, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson and many others. Beginning with Katherine Philips, the first Englishwoman to achieve fame as a poet, it covers three centuries to the work of Sylvia Plath and Stevie Smith. It is hoped that the form of discussion of the selected poems will be helpful in engaging further with women poets of all calibres. Do women write differently than men? The author assumes no predetermined answer but is willing to ask the question - and in order to do so he compares poems by women with poems by men, exploring similarities and differences: thus Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is discussed with Alexander Pope, Emily Dickinson with Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Browning with her husband. Poems by women can be related to the time they were written and first admired, or to our views on women's history, or to our expectations of what poetry can offer - but above all they should be enjoyed. And that is the faith in which this book is written."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Lerner, L. D.
Lerner, L. D. 1925-
Lerner, Laurence D.
Lerner, Laurence D. 1925-
Lerner, Laurence David.
Lerner, Laurence David 1925-
Lerner, Lawrence
English (309)
German (1)
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