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Hair, Donald S.

Works: 9 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 5,235 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4238, 821.8
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Most widely held works by Donald S Hair
Browning's experiments with genre by Donald S Hair( Book )
16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Robert Browning's language by Donald S Hair( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 libraries worldwide
"What are the influences that shaped the language used by one of the nineteenth century's greatest writers? How did his religious beliefs, the books he owned, the paintings and music he loved, affect almost sixty years' output of poems, plays, essays, and letters?" "This book attempts to define Browning's understanding of the nature and use of words and syntax by considering not only a full range of texts from the 1833 Pauline to the 1889 Asolando, but also the ideas important to Browning, the historical context in which he lived, and the other artistic passions that played a part in his life."--Jacket
Domestic and heroic in Tennyson's poetry by Donald S Hair( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Tennyson's language by Donald S Hair( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Hair offers a significant contribution to the development of linguistic theory in Britain while also providing some close readings of key passages of Tennyson's work and examinations of the poet's faith and views of society
The dramatic imagination of Robert Browning : a literary life by Richard S Kennedy( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning offers a guide to the essentials of Robert Browning's life and poetry. Drawing from his personal letters and from the diaries and memoirs of his contemporaries, this literary biography provides a wealth of information about the main events of his life, including the social, political, religious, and aesthetic issues that concerned him; it offers critical commentary defining the central characteristics of his poetry; and it tracks the changes in his reputation through contemporary reviews and the growth of the Browning societies." "An English poet who was deeply responsive to European culture and affairs, Robert Browning has sometimes been dismissed by modern readers for his obscurity or roughness of language. Now two distinguished scholars of Browning's work trace the arc of his development as an artist and thinker from his earliest poems to the last in his long and productive career." "The authors illustrate how Browning moved from describing "incidents in the development of a soul," to developing his reader's soul as collaborator in the artistic process, to the development of his own soul in the making of poetry. Through a fresh reading of not only his poetry but also the letters of both Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, they have garnered details that situate the two in historical context, provide a sense of Robert's personality, and also correct biases against Elizabeth's influence. Their critical commentary focuses on the poet's dramatic imagination and argues that his extensive body of work after The Ring and the Book - often dismissed as evidencing a decline in his poetry marked by inventive dialogue, verbal puzzles, and virtuoso rhyming." "Written to appeal to both general readers and scholars, the book will enable anyone to read Browning's poems with a firm sense of the subjects and practices that are central to his texts, along with a knowledge of their context in the poet's life and thought."--Jacket
Fresh strange music : Elizabeth Barrett Browning's language by Donald S Hair( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
"Elizabeth Barrett Browning evokes several figures as muses for her poetry, and one recurring type is the music master. While her writing has always been recognized as highly experimental, the influence and use of music in her work have not been fully examined. Fresh Strange Music defines the exact nature of Browning's experiments and innovations in rhythm, which she called the "animal life" of poetry, and in sound repetition, which she labelled her "rhymatology." Donald Hair approaches Elizabeth Barrett Browning's art with a focus on the power that shapes it - the technical music of her poetry and the recurring beat at the beginning of units of equal time that requires a different system of scansion than conventional metres and syllable counting. Music for Barrett Browning, Hair explains, has momentous implications. In her early poetry, it is the promoter of kindly and loving relations in families and in society. Later in her career, she makes it the basis of nation-building, in her support for the unification of Italy and, more problematically, in her championing of French emperor Napoleon III. Fresh Strange Music traces the development of Barrett Browning's poetics through all her works - from the early An Essay on Mind to Last Poems - showcasing her as a major poet, independently minded, and highly innovative in her rhythms and rhymes." -- Publisher's description
Genre in Browning's poetry by Donald S Hair( Book )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Browning's experience with genre ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Woman as symbol in Browning's early poetry, 1833-1841 by Donald S Hair( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Hair, Donald.
Hair, Donald S.
Hair, Donald S. 1937-
Hair, Donald Sherman 1937-
English (63)
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