skip to content

Davison, Peter 1928-2004

Overview
Works: 73 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 10,070 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Personal narratives  Poetry  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Epic poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, Annotator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Peter Davison
Publications by Peter Davison
Publications by Peter Davison, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Peter Davison
Hello, darkness : the collected poems of L.E. Sissman by L. E Sissman( Book )
13 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 libraries worldwide
The world of Farley Mowat : a selection from his works by Farley Mowat( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Contemporary drama and the popular dramatic tradition in England by Peter Davison( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
The breaking of the day, and other poems by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Walking the boundaries; poems, 1957-1974 by Peter Davison( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 libraries worldwide
One of the dangerous trades : essays on the work and workings of poetry by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
The Dutch courtesan by John Marston( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
"The Dutch Courtesan' is an early Jacobean stage play written by the dramatist and satirist John Marston circa 1604. It tells the story of two friends, the relaxed, pleasure-loving Freevill and the repressed Puritan Malheureux, and the turbulent relationship that both have with the passionate Dutch courtesan Franceschina. It explores the nature of human desire and the problems involved with trying to lead a 'good', moral life when sexuality is so fundamentally a part of man's nature. Critics have judged the play both anti-Puritan and anti-Stoic, and have also seen it as a satire on Thomas Dekker's contemporary play 'The Honest Whore."
Popular appeal in English drama to 1850 by Peter Davison( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Praying wrong : new and selected poems, 1957-1984 by Peter Davison( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
A voice in the mountain : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Barn fever and other poems by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Breathing room : new poems by Peter Davison( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Many of the lively poems in this collection map the temporal location of elderhood -- the frustrating, miraculous senescence of a body and mind self-aware with a whole lived life. Davison creates with words the space for an idea to "breathe" in the mind of the reader -- words written with one eye on death's inevitable finale
Pretending to be asleep; poems by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Mr. Davison's third collection--brief cerebral poems mainly dealing with the ""outrage and the dread"" of death in life. Davison's man of straw, the ""Plausible Man, "" taking shape from circumstances and social confluence, casts no shadow, and it is this non-existence of contemporary man that the poet attempts to exorcise as ""life stiffens and keeps its distance."" Davison's verse itself--with a kind of Midtown urbanity--also keeps a careful distance from the gutsy, rampaging line and experimentation of most new poetry. No vanguard poetry reader will stand for: ""It shuns me now that sometimes did me seek, "" even as a quip. However, there are those who like their poetry cool, mildly stimulating and not particularly involving
The great ledge : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
James Dickey, in reviewing Peter Davison's last book, Praying Wrong: New and Selected Poems, 1957-1984, said, ' Davison will not let things break him. His voice is his; he has earned it and can use it, and as a result is surely one of our better poets.' That sense of this poet's singularity is one of the great strengths of this new book; these deeply felt poems are uniquely his. From the almost unbearably moving 'Equinox 1980, ' which opens the book, to the delightful 'Peaches, ' The Great Ledge confirms the remark of Vernon Young that Davison is 'one of the few poets of the first order writing in English today.'
The poems of Peter Davison, 1957-1995 by Peter Davison( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Peter Davison, of which this is the ninth volume, covers a broad range of subject matter. Musical and supple, with rewards for the eye, the ear, and the mind, concerned as much with country as with city matters, Davison's poems move past personality. They open questions of identity, explorations of the natural world, personal and religious conflict, and the mysterious workings of memory. His poetry, such as the long poem "The Great Ledge," is especially moving and powerful when read aloud. This volume, combining Davison's most recent work with all the earlier poems he wishes to preserve, reveals a poet in his late middle age writing out of the midst of a life both active and contemplative, yet given over to poetry. He is a worthy heir to the passionate poetic tradition of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost
Night music : poems by L. E Sissman( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
The city and the island; poems by Peter Davison( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Presents Walt Whitman's collection of poems, "Leaves of Grass" 150 years after it first appeared in print, with a new introduction, foreword, and afterword
Orwell's England : the Road to Wigan Pier in the context of essays, reviews, letters and poems selected from the Complete works of George Orwell by George Orwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
"Much of George Orwell's best writing, brought together in this magnificent new collection, is concerned with England, a country that he found both endearing and frustrating." "In the perceptive The English People, he lists the national characteristics as 'suspicion of foreigners, sentimentality about animals, hypocrisy, exaggerated class distinctions, and an obsession with sport'. The Road to Wigan Pier, his blistering account of poverty in the north of England, and his essays on class and the horrors of life at private school violently attack what he famously called 'the most class-ridden country under the sun'. Yet other writings here also ruminate on the merits of cricket, gardening, roast dinners, pubs, cups of tea and seaside postcards, showing Orwell's attitude to Englishness in all its lively complexity."--Jacket
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Relaas van de Spaanse burgeroorlog, waarin de auteur, van Engelse nationaliteit, in 1937 meevocht aan de zijde van de Republiek en daar betrokken werd bij de strijd tussen anarchisten en communisten
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Davison, P. H.
Davison, P. H., 1926-
Davison Peter 1928-2004
Davison, Peter Hobley, 1926-
Davison, Peter Hubert 1928-
Peter Davison American poet
Питер Дэвисон
Languages
English (168)
Covers
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.