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Ellmann, Richard 1918-1987

Works: 297 works in 1,601 publications in 16 languages and 49,115 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Drama  Film adaptations  Reviews  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Poetry  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Translator, Interviewee, Other, ed, Contributor
Classifications: PR6019.O9, B
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Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann( Book )
96 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 5,990 libraries worldwide
In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist
James Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )
161 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,909 libraries worldwide
Provides an intimate and detailed account of the life of Irish modernist James Joyce, which greatly informs an understanding of this author's complex works
The New Oxford book of American verse by Richard Ellmann( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,377 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poems by American poets from Taylor and Bradstreet to Plath, Ginsberg, and Ashbery, reflecting the traditions and achievements of three centuries
The Norton anthology of modern poetry by Richard Ellmann( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 3,082 libraries worldwide
An anthology of more than 1200 poems by 155 British and American poets, beginning with Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and culminating during the first half of the twentieth century
Yeats, the man and the masks by Richard Ellmann( Book )
100 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,758 libraries worldwide
A critical biography of the great Irish poet traces his intellectual growth and relates his mystical concerns and involvement in public affairs to his poetry
Ulysses on the Liffey by Richard Ellmann( Book )
57 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,550 libraries worldwide
The identity of Yeats by Richard Ellmann( Book )
67 editions published between 1940 and 1983 in English and held by 2,037 libraries worldwide
Four Dubliners : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett by Richard Ellmann( Book )
43 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,914 libraries worldwide
The modern tradition; backgrounds of modern literature by Richard Ellmann( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,871 libraries worldwide
Eminent domain; Yeats among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot, and Auden by Richard Ellmann( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
The Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetry ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
A new revision of the classic anthology presents 195 poets and 1,596 poems representing the range of English language modern and contemporary poetry
The artist as critic; critical writings of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
Edwardians and late Victorians by Richard Ellmann( Book )
27 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
The consciousness of Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
Letters by James Joyce( Book )
18 editions published between 1947 and 1966 in English and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Giacomo Joyce by James Joyce( Book )
67 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Giacomo Joyce is a short story written by James Joyce in 1914, and published posthumously, about the frustrated desire of a teacher - James Joyce himself - for one of his female students. The writing is a compilation of fragments of prose and poetry in which the influences of the East on Trieste's setting and the erotic desire for the female protagonist are omnipresent. A wonderfully rich style both obscures the meaning of the text as well as opens it up for wide interpretation. Great writing, but for some maybe a little enigmatic
Golden codgers : biographical speculations by Richard Ellmann( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
A long the riverrun : selected essays by Richard Ellmann( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Critical writings by James Joyce( Book )
46 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Essays for Richard Ellmann omnium gatherum ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Ellmann's sensitivity to what it meant to be an artist shaped his work from the outset: "The life of an artist ... differs from the lives of other persons in that its events are becoming artistic sources even as they command his present attention. Instead of allowing each day, pushed back by the next, to lapse into imprecise memory, he shapes again the experiences which have shaped him." Richard Ellmann died in 1987. His life and work have touched the lives of many. Some of the essays in this collection commemorate Richard Ellmann and his committment to Twentieth Century literature: most provide a continuing investigation of the Twentieth Century literature to which he devoted his carrer. Contributors include: Alison Armstrong, Daniel Albright, Christopher Butler, Carol Cantrell, Jonathan Culler, Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Andonis Decavelles, Rupin Desai, Susan Dick, Terence Diggory, Terry Eagleton, Rosita Fanto, Charles Feidelson, James Flannery, Charles Huttar, Bruce Johnson, John Kelleher, Brendan Kennelly, Frank Kermode, Declan Kiberd, Peter Kuch, Bruce Johnson, James Laughlin, A. Walton Litz, Dominic Manganiello, Ellsworth Mason, Christie McDonald, Dougald McMillan, Sean O'Mordha, Vivian Mercier, Mary T. Reynolds, William K. Robertson, Joseph Ronsley, S.P. Rosenbaum, Ann Saddlemyer, Sylvan Schendler, Daniel Schneider, Fritz Senn, Jon Stallworthy, Lonnie Weatherby, Thomas Whitaker, and Elaine Yarosky
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Alternative Names
Ellmann, Richard
Ellmann, Richard 1918-
エルマン, リチャード
English (768)
German (41)
Italian (28)
French (16)
Spanish (16)
Japanese (4)
Portuguese (3)
Catalan (3)
Swedish (2)
Russian (2)
Norwegian (2)
Romanian (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Dutch (1)
Chinese (1)
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