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Betjeman, John 1906-1984

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Works: 816 works in 2,343 publications in 4 languages and 34,371 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Autobiographies  Bibliography  Love poetry  Pictorial works  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Lyricist, Narrator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Contributor, Collaborator, Producer, Speaker, Creator, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: PR6003.E77, 821.912
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Collected poems by John Betjeman( Book )
136 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,661 libraries worldwide
This edition contains all the former Poet Laureate's poems, including those from "A Nip in the Air", which was published after the first edition
Collected poems by Philip Larkin( Book )
70 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough To get it ready for the plough. The cabbages are coming now; The earth exhales. --from "Slough" When the beloved English poet John Betjeman's Collected Poems first appeared in 1958, it made publishing history, and has now sold more than two million copies to a steadily expanding readership. Betjeman is almost unique among poets in that his work appeals equally strongly to those who love poetry and to those who rarely read it. This volume, the first American edition of the Collected Poems, incorporates all the poems that Betjeman published after the original Collected Poems and includes a new foreword by Britain's poet laureate, Andrew Motion
High and low by John Betjeman( Book )
24 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Poems about man and nature, the future, memories and old friends
A pictorial history of English architecture by John Betjeman( Book )
34 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
A nip in the air by John Betjeman( Book )
23 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Ghastly good taste; or, A depressing story of the rise and fall of English architecture by John Betjeman( Book )
27 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Written when Betjeman was 26 and criticised by the author himself in this edition for showing "sententiousness, arrogance and sweeping generalisation." Includes a potted autobiography of his early years showing how he came to write such a book
English love poems by John Betjeman( Book )
17 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
London's historic railway stations by John Betjeman( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
First and last loves by John Betjeman( Book )
31 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Studie over de relatie tussen architectuur en samenleving in Groot-Brittannië
English cities and small towns by John Betjeman( Book )
23 editions published between 1943 and 1997 in English and Afrikaans and held by 444 libraries worldwide
In this work, John Betjeman discovers the old Tudor brick behind the modern shop front and explores the alleyways as well as the main street in this study of English cities and small towns
An Oxford university chest by John Betjeman( Book )
34 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 libraries worldwide
A few late chrysanthemums. [Poems] by John Betjeman( Book )
19 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Uncollected poems by John Betjeman( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Church poems by John Betjeman( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 libraries worldwide
John Piper by John Betjeman( Book )
21 editions published between 1944 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 libraries worldwide
English, Scottish and Welsh landscape, 1700-c. 1860 by John Betjeman( Book )
18 editions published between 1944 and 1978 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Poems in the porch : the radio poems of John Betjeman by John Betjeman( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
"Between 1953 and 1957, John Betjeman read a series of poems on 'The Faith in the West' program airing on the BBC's West of England Home Service. This series, which was called Poems in the Porch, was so popular that Betjeman received constant requests to publish the poems. Although he deprecatingly referred to the poems as mere 'verses', Betjeman at last capitulated to the public. The result was a slim volume of six poems, entitled Poems in the Porch. What few people now realize is that Betjeman read at least 20 original poems on the radio in this series, perhaps even more. Although the haphazard records of both the BBC and Betjeman himself make it difficult to reconstruct this series with complete accuracy, Kevin Gardner has now provided the first history of this important chapter in Betjeman's career." "Kevin Gardner has collected 22 of these poems that he has been able to identify. He recounts the story of Betjeman as a radio poet and discusses the artistry of these poems. Most have never been published and currently exist only in manuscript. Despite the gap between the BBC records on the one hand and the printed and manuscript texts on the other, he has been able to construct a reliable edition of Betjeman's Poems in the Porch."--BOOK JACKET
Faith and doubt of John Betjeman : an anthology of Betjeman's religious verse by John Betjeman( Archival Material )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Sir John Betjeman was one of the twentieth century's great makers of the Christian imagination. He was maybe the most significant literary figure of our time to declare his Christian faith and his terror of dying. Betjeman used his formidable gifts for poetry to show us how to think about the Anglican faith and about Englishness and Christianity in general. Here is an anthology of about 75 poems on religious themes, with clarifying footnotes and a critical introduction that offers an overview of his life and poetry as well as a commentary on some of his more difficult poems. Here is a new pers
Summoned by bells by John Betjeman( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
John Betjeman has written his autobiography. It is, as one would have hoped, in verse--the clear, captivating, unabashedly musical verse which has made Betjeman one of the best loved English poets since Tennyson. It shines, as one would expect with the poet's love for the English countryside, his delight in the small good things of life, his sure eye for the comical in himself and in others. Above all, it is the touching story of a boy's growth to manhood
Letters by John Betjeman( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
 
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O'Betjeman, Deirdre, 1906-1984
O'Betjeman, Sean, 1906-1984
Бетжемен, Джон британский поэт и писатель
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English (637)
Spanish (1)
Polish (1)
Afrikaans (1)
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