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Finneran, Richard J.

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Works: 112 works in 465 publications in 1 language and 14,485 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Fiction  Biography  History  Manuscripts  Verse drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PR5900, 821.8
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Publications about Richard J Finneran
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Most widely held works by Richard J Finneran
The poems by W. B Yeats( Book )
64 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,856 libraries worldwide
This collection of the lyrical, narrative and dramatic poetry published by Yeats from 1889 to 1939 incorporates his own final revisions and is indexed by titles and first lines
The Yeats reader : a portable compendium of poetry, drama, and prose by W. B Yeats( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
A collection of over one hundred poems, plays, autobiographical and critical writings, and prose fiction by Irish author William Butler Yeats, drawn from throughout his entire career, with textual notes and a chronology of Yeats's life
The collected poems of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, ocasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes over the course of his body of work, we can trace the quest of this century's greatest poet to unite intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision. Revised and corrected, this edition includes Yeats's own notes on his poetry, complemented by explanatory notes from esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J. Finneran. The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats is the most comprehensive edition of one of the world's most beloved poets available
Anglo-Irish literature : a review of research by Richard J Finneran( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
John Sherman & Dhoya by W. B Yeats( Book )
26 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 libraries worldwide
"John Sherman" is the only work of realistic fiction Yeats ever completed. The novelette contains biographical elements and is of interest for its treatment of Yeats's recurring themes. "Dhoya" depicts a liaison between a mortal and a fairy, a motif that recurs in Yeats's poetry and other works
Critical essays on W.B. Yeats by Richard J Finneran( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Collection of articles and essays originally published 1958-1983
Letters to W.B. Yeats by Richard J Finneran( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Editing Yeats's poems by Richard J Finneran( Book )
34 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Letters of James Stephens by James Stephens( Book )
14 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Recent research on Anglo-Irish writers ( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
The collected works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )
in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Robert Bridges and W.B. Yeats by Robert Bridges( Book )
11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The prose fiction of W.B. Yeats : the search for 'those simple forms' by Richard J Finneran( Book )
12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
The literary text in the digital age ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
The development of digital technology and its widespread availability on the personal computer are bringing about a fundamental paradigm shift in the ways that literary texts are created, preserved, disseminated, and studied - a revolution that many scholars have argued is as profound as that created by Gutenberg's invention of movable type. At the same time, a major shift in textual theory - away from the notion of a "Definitive Edition" and toward a recognition of the integrity of discrete versions - has highlighted the fundamental limitations of the printed book. The Literary Text in the Digital Age addresses these developments from a wide range of perspectives. The essays discuss topics from the history of electronic editions to problems in encoding to the relationship between contemporary literary theory and the capabilities of digital technology. Other articles discuss the design of hypertext electronic editions now in progress or projected, including editions of the work of Chaucer, Thomas Hardy, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Individually and together the contributions show how these projects will go beyond the "electronic book" and exploit the full potential of the new medium. Finally, the volume also includes an afterword, in which A. Walton Litz reflects on the importance of digital technology from the perspective of one of the senior scholars in modernist literary studies
The olympian & the leprechaun : W.B. Yeats and James Stephens by Richard J Finneran( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
The tower : a facsimile edition by W. B Yeats( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
The first edition of W.B. Yeats's The Tower appeared in bookstores in London on Valentine's Day, 1928. His English publisher printed just 2,000 copies of this slender volume of twenty-one poems, priced at six shillings. The book was immediately embraced by book buyers and critics alike, and it quickly became a bestseller. Subsequent versions of the volume made various changes throughout, but this Scribner facsimile edition reproduces exactly that seminal first edition as it reached its earliest audience in 1928, adding an introduction and notes by esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J. Finneran. Written between 1912 and 1927, these poems ("Sailing to Byzantium," "Leda and the Swan," and "Among School Children" among them) are today considered some of the best and most famous in the entire Yeats canon
The Irish dramatic movement by W. B Yeats( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 libraries worldwide
The tower (1928) : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"W. B. Yeats's The Tower, first published in 1928 and later revised a number of times, arrived in its final form after many years of dedicated labor. Yeats here is concerned with the "rooting of mythology in the earth," binding almost every poem to the image of Thoor Ballylee, the building in the west of Ireland that he saw as a permanent symbol of his work. Still considered one of the seminal volumes of modern poetry, its themes are both intensely personal and determinedly universal: old age and its attendant problems, the relationship between Nature and Art, the natural and the supernatural or spiritual, the self and the world. In her unsigned review of the collection, Virginia Woolf was to declare, "Mr Yeats has never written more exactly and more passionately."" "Yet the poet was never satisfied, and in this volume we can trace the alterations, some subtle and others startling, of the hard-earned technique resulting in such major works as "Sailing to Byzantium," "Among School Children," "Leda and the Swan," and "Meditations in Time of Civil War." Materials include transcriptions and photographs of the earliest recoverable drafts and selected transcriptions from the most interesting manuscripts and annotated typescripts. Collations of closely related materials, including printed readings preceding the 1928 volume, are attached to transcriptions of the texts to which they lead or from which they stem. Appendixes reveal the different ordering of titles in The Tower that Yeats provided both before and after 1928"--Jacket
William Butler Yeats: the Byzantium poems by Richard J Finneran( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Early essays by W. B Yeats( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes include virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, in authoritative texts with extensive explanatory notes. Early Essays, edited by the internationally esteemed Yeats scholars George Bornstein and the late Richard J. Finneran, includes the contents of the two most important collections of Yeats's critical prose, Ideas of Good and Evil(1903) and The Cutting of an Agate(1912, 1919). Among the seminal essays are considerations of Blake, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, and Synge, as well as an extended discussion of the Japanese Noh theatre. The first scholarly edition of these materials, Early Essays offers a corrected text and detailed annotation of all allusions. Several appendices gather materials from early printings which were later excluded, as well as illuminating black-and-white illustrations. Early Essays is an essential sourcebook for understanding Yeats's career as both writer and literary critic, and for the development of modern poetry and criticism. Here, Yeats works out many of his key ideas on poetry, politics, and the theater. He gives interpretations of writers critical to his development and presents a compelling vision of Ireland and the modern world during the last decade of the nineteenth century and first two decades of the twentieth. As T.S. Eliot remarked, Yeats "was one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them." This volume displays a crucial part of that history
 
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Finneran, Richard John 1943-
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