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Betjeman, John 1906-1984

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Works: 721 works in 1,982 publications in 2 languages and 34,561 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Portraits  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Lyricist, Commentator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Other, Contributor, Speaker, Compiler, Producer, Composer, Creator
Classifications: PR6003.E77, 821.912
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Collected poems by John Betjeman( Book )
117 editions published between 1570 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,858 libraries worldwide
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems, and by the personal and critical reactions, they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature. Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was born in Highgate, the son of a manufacturer of Dutch descent. After university, he joined the staff of the "Architectural Review", thereafter working as a journalist and, during the Second World War, for various government departments. His first book of poems was "Mount Zion" (1931), followed by numerous collections, notably "A Few Late Chrysantheumns" (1954). His poetry enjoyed immense popularity, as did his personality, and his knighthood in 1969, and appointment as Poet Laureate in 1972 were almost universally welcomed
Collected poems by Philip Larkin( Book )
65 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 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
Faith and doubt of John Betjeman an anthology of Betjeman's religious verse by John Betjeman( file )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
High and low by John Betjeman( Book )
21 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
Poems about man and nature, the future, memories and old friends
A pictorial history of English architecture by John Betjeman( Book )
27 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Victorian and Edwardian London from old photographs by John Betjeman( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 libraries worldwide
This book is illustrated entirely by contemporary photographs. The earliest pictures belong to the 1840s, when Fox Talbot's camera was just in time to record the Old Hungerford Suspension Bridge and the erection of Nelson's Column. The latest show the London of seventy years further on, when the motor-car had begun to supplant the carriage, the hansom, and the horse-drawn omnibus. These photographs illustrate every aspect and district of London. The emphasis is on the streets, and the people and traffic in them, rather than on the buildings. Here are pictures of a vanished population of street traders and entertainers: the muffin men, umbrella menders, ginger-beer sellers, sweeps, dancing bears and organ grinders, flower girls, rabbit sellers, and Punch-and-Judy shows which were an everyday feature of London street life. The pictures in which they appear are often strikingly beautiful, though whether they are so from the conscious intention of their photographers it might be hard to say.--From publisher description
A nip in the air by John Betjeman( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Poems in the porch the radio poems of John Betjeman by John Betjeman( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Ghastly good taste; or, A depressing story of the rise and fall of English architecture by John Betjeman( Book )
21 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 libraries worldwide
My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran under ruined monasteries, so that monks could get to the nearest convent without being seen. The older anything was the lovelier I thought it.'. Most famous for his poetry, John Betjeman was also passionate about architecture, 'preferring all centur
English love poems by John Betjeman( Book )
16 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The best of Betjeman by John Betjeman( Book )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
A selection of poetry, prose and work for television covering nearly 50 years
First and last loves by John Betjeman( Book )
24 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Oh prams on concrete balconies, what will your children see? Oh white and antiseptic life in school and home and clinic, oh soul-destroying job with handy pension, oh loveless life of safe monotony, why were you created?'. First and Last Loves is a collection of Betjeman's essays on architecture, first published to coincide with an exhibition at the Soane Museum, and a worthwhile volume in its own right. Introduced with a lively tirade against mediocrity entitled 'Love is Dead', Betjeman discusses a range of topics including conservation battles, modern architecture and his passion for railway
London's historic railway stations by John Betjeman( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
English cities and small towns by John Betjeman( Book )
19 editions published between 1943 and 1997 in English and Afrikaans and held by 452 libraries worldwide
An Oxford university chest by John Betjeman( Book )
29 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 libraries worldwide
A ring of bells; poems by John Betjeman( Book )
21 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
A few late chrysanthemums. [Poems] by John Betjeman( Book )
19 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Uncollected poems by John Betjeman( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Church poems by John Betjeman( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 libraries worldwide
English, Scottish and Welsh landscape, 1700-c. 1860 by John Betjeman( Book )
20 editions published between 1944 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 libraries worldwide
 
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