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Kermode, Frank 1919-2010

Works: 402 works in 2,495 publications in 6 languages and 61,299 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Reference works  History  Biography  Literature  Stories, plots, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Speaker, Annotator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Librettist, Creator, Collector, pre, win, Lyricist, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 822.33
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Publications by Frank Kermode
Publications by Frank Kermode, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Frank Kermode
The literary guide to the Bible by Robert Alter( Book )
58 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,966 libraries worldwide
This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )
148 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,685 libraries worldwide
A fully-annotated, two-volume work which presents the major literary achievements of English writers from the medieval period to the twentieth century together with examples of art from each era
Shakespeare's language by Frank Kermode( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,203 libraries worldwide
"This book argues that something extraordinary happened to Shakespeare's language in midcareer, somewhere around 1600." "An initial discussion of some of the language of the earlier plays looks for signs as to what was afoot, and this leads to a treatment of the central turning point. The rest of the book provides close studies of what came after that, in the great works between Hamlet and The Tempest. Special attention is paid to many passages which are now so obscure that after all the work done by scholars they remain difficult. How could this be so, when Shakespeare was always a popular dramatist? How did this language develop, and how did it happen that in spite of everything Shakespeare had an audience capable of understanding Hamlet at the beginning of the decade and Coriolanus near the end of it?"--Jacket
The age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,911 libraries worldwide
In this book, Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare's England, portraying London's society, its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its epidemics, as well as its arts--including, of course, its theater. Then Kermode focuses on Shakespeare himself and his career, all in the context of the time in which he lived. Kermode reads each play against the backdrop of its probable year of composition, providing new historical insights into Shakspeare's characters, themes, and sources. The result is an important, lasting, and concise companion guide to the works of Shakespeare by one of our most eminent literary scholars.--From publisher description
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )
147 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,882 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's last play, which contains some of the playwright's most famous lines, "The Tempest" tells the story of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan. He lives on an island with his daughter Mirand and the servants, Ariel, the spirit, and Caliban, the monster. The action develops when a shipwreck brings his usurping brother Antonio to the island
The sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fiction by Frank Kermode( Book )
80 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,796 libraries worldwide
This significant exploration of the relationship of fiction to age-old conception of chaos and crisis brings highly concentrated insights to bear upon some of the most unyielding philosophical and aesthetic enigmas. Mr. Kermode ranges through the works of writers from Plato to Sorokin, showing how men have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic spirit. -- back cover
Romantic image by Frank Kermode( Book )
116 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
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Selected prose of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )
33 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
Thirty-one of Eliot's most influential critical essays on general literary topics, individual authors, and social and religious themes are edited in their entirety or in substantial extract by the distinguished English scholar-critic
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne : Renaissance essays by Frank Kermode( Book )
36 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
First published in 1971. This collection of essays discusses some of the central works and areas of literature in the Renaissance period of cultural history. Contents include: Spenser and the Allegorists; The Faerie Queene, I and V; The Cave of Mammon; The Banquet of Sense; John Donne; The Patience of Shakespeare; Survival fo the Classic; Shakespeare's Learning; The Mature Comedies; The Final Plays
The genesis of secrecy : on the interpretation of narrative by Frank Kermode( Book )
36 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
An examination of some enigmatic passages and episodes in the gospels
The living Milton; essays by various hands by Frank Kermode( Book )
50 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Various aspects of Milton are explored in this collection of essays by scholars whose reputations were, at the time of publication in 1960, perhaps largely based on their writings on more modern subjects. This had the advantage of demonstrating that Milton as a poet is ""alive"" and that other attempts to represent him as irrelevant to the interests of the modern reader had failed. The essays offer to admirers of Milton and of modern poetry cogent and mature arguments for restoring a great poet to his proper authority in our literary life
The classic : literary images of permanence and change by Frank Kermode( Book )
32 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
English pastoral poetry : from the beginnings to Marvell by Frank Kermode( Book )
27 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
D.H. Lawrence by Ronald P Draper( Book )
58 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
A sympathetic treatment of Lawrence's life and writings, tempered with moderate criticism, which helps to clarify some of the confusion caused by extravagant praise on the part of his friends and harsh condemnation on the part of his detractors
John Donne by Frank Kermode( Book )
67 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
"Wide-ranging and authoritative, A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth-Century Novel is a unique and invaluable guide to modern fiction written in English. Arranged chronologically from Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, it contains detailed accounts of some 750 novels from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. All of the century's major novelists are represented, alongside less-celebrated writers whose work has been unjustly neglected: such beloved children's authors as A.A. Milne, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Kenneth Grahame; and such popular authors as Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Daphne Du Maurier, and others whose work has left a definite stamp on readers' imaginations." "Each lively entry supplies a summary of the plot, places the novel in a biographical and historical context, and provides a provocative critical assessment. Written by a team of thirty-eight contributors made up of critics, biographers, novelists, historians, academics, and literary journalists, all entries are fully cross-referenced and supplemented at the end of the book by brief biographical notes on all authors and by helpful alphabetical indexes of novels and authors. Interwoven with the entries are 150 short extracts illustrating the voice and style of many featured novels."--Jacket
Wallace Stevens by Frank Kermode( Book )
40 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 libraries worldwide
An appetite for poetry by Frank Kermode( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Examines the styles of such notables as T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Milton and analyzes debates on literary canon and biblical criticism
Pleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon by Frank Kermode( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
The question of canon has been the subject of debate in academic circles for over 15 years. This book contains two lectures on this important subject by Sir Frank Kermode who reinterprets the question of canon formation in light of two related and central notions: pleasure and change
The sense of an ending : studies in the theory of fiction : with a new epilogue by Frank Kermode( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Lectures delivered as the Mary Flexner Lectures, Bryn Mawr College, fall 1965, under the title: The long perspectives
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Alternative Names
Frank Kermode britischer Literaturwissenschaftler
Frank Kermode Brits literatuurcriticus (1919-2010)
Frank Kermode critico letterario e accademico britannico
Kermode Frank
Kermode, J. Frank 1919-2010
Kermode, John F. 1919-2010
Kermode John Frank
Kermode, John Frank 1919-
Kermode John Frank 1919-2010
Кермоуд, Фрэнк
Франк Кърмоуд
فرانك كيرمود، 1919-2010
커모드, 프랭크 1919-
カーモード, フランク
English (1,070)
Chinese (6)
Multiple languages (5)
French (4)
Spanish (3)
Turkish (2)
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