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Davison, Peter

Overview
Works: 125 works in 447 publications in 1 language and 9,077 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fables  Historical fiction  Study guides  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Instrumentalist, Annotator
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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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 )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Contemporary drama and the popular dramatic tradition in England by Peter Davison( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
The breaking of the day, and other poems by Peter Davison( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Walking the boundaries; poems, 1957-1974 by Peter Davison( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 libraries worldwide
One of the dangerous trades : essays on the work and workings of poetry by Peter Davison( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Praying wrong : new and selected poems, 1957-1984 by Peter Davison( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
A voice in the mountain : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 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 323 libraries worldwide
Breathing room : new poems by Peter Davison( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 321 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 296 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 )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 287 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 )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 274 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
Burmese days : a novel by George Orwell( Book )
58 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Colonial politics in 1930 Kyauktada, India come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations, but of lives
Night music : poems by L. E Sissman( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
The city and the island : poems by Peter Davison( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 139 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
It is what I think, 1947-1948 by George Orwell( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Animal farm by George Orwell( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government
Down and out in Paris and London : a novel by George Orwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Erindringer
A clergyman's daughter by George Orwell( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
From the book's jacket insert: George Orwell's third novel, which has been out of print in this country since its original publication in the thirties, is vintage Orwell in its theme, its spirit, and its style. Dorothy Hare is the perfect daughter of a clergyman. She spends here time in good works, She cultivates good thoughts and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad one arises. And she does her best to bridge the gap between her father's fanciful view of his position in the world and such realities as the butcher's bill. But even Dorothy's strength has its limits, and one night as she works feverishly to finish the costumes for the church-school play, she blacks out. She comes to on a London street, clad in a sleazy dress and unaware of her identity. She is fair game for the tough but friendly Nobby and his cockney pals, who befriend her for the half crown in her pocket. There follows a series of adventures: "pickin' 'ops" in Kent; a night with the down-and-outers in Trafalgar Square-a scene that Richard H. Rovere has said: "may well be the finest thing in all of Orwell's fiction"; teaching in a grubby day school for girls-a whirl of episodes spun out with all the verve and vividness, the biting humor, and the complete authority that Orwell was able to command
 
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Alternative Names
Davison, P. H.
Davison, P. H., 1926-
Davison, Peter, 1926-
Davison Peter 1928-2004
Davison, Peter Hobley
Davison, Peter Hubert 1928-
Languages
English (248)
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