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Betjeman, John 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 922 works in 2,511 publications in 4 languages and 34,954 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Humorous poetry  Autobiographies  Illustrated works  Love poetry  Bibliography  Biographical poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Lyricist, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Contributor, Speaker, Producer, Creator, Compiler, Translator
Classifications: PR6003.E77, 821.912
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Collected poems by John Betjeman( Book )

219 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,670 WorldCat member 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
High and low by John Betjeman( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems about man and nature, the future, memories and old friends
A pictorial history of English architecture by John Betjeman( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian and Edwardian London from old photographs by John Betjeman( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member 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
Faith and doubt of John Betjeman : an anthology of Betjeman's religious verse by John Betjeman( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Planster's Vision -- The Town Clerk's Views -- Huxley Hall -- Chelsea 1977 -- Slough -- 7 The Ecumenical Church -- An Eighteenth-Century Calvinistic Hymn -- Undenominational -- The Sandemanian Meeting-House -- Greek Orthodox -- Anglo-Catholic Congresses -- An Ecumenical Invitation -- The Empty Pew
A nip in the air by John Betjeman( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems in the porch : the radio poems of John Betjeman by John Betjeman( )

8 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1953 and 1957, John Betjeman read a series of poems on 'The Faith in the West' program airing on the BBC's West of England Home Service. This series, which was called Poems in the Porch, was so popular that Betjeman received constant requests to publish the poems. Although he deprecatingly referred to the poems as mere 'verses', Betjeman at last capitulated to the public. The result was a slim volume of six poems, entitled Poems in the Porch. What few people now realize is that Betjeman read at least 20 original poems on the radio in this series, perhaps even more. Although the haphazard records of both the BBC and Betjeman himself make it difficult to reconstruct this series with complete accuracy, Kevin Gardner has now provided the first history of this important chapter in Betjeman's career." "Kevin Gardner has collected 22 of these poems that he has been able to identify. He recounts the story of Betjeman as a radio poet and discusses the artistry of these poems. Most have never been published and currently exist only in manuscript. Despite the gap between the BBC records on the one hand and the printed and manuscript texts on the other, he has been able to construct a reliable edition of Betjeman's Poems in the Porch."--BOOK JACKET
Ghastly good taste; or, A depressing story of the rise and fall of English architecture by John Betjeman( Book )

30 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written when Betjeman was 26 and criticised by the author himself in this edition for showing "sententiousness, arrogance and sweeping generalisation." Includes a potted autobiography of his early years showing how he came to write such a book
English love poems by John Betjeman( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of both well-known and less familiar pieces representing varied moods of love
The best of Betjeman by John Betjeman( Book )

41 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of poetry, prose and work for television covering nearly 50 years
First and last loves by John Betjeman( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de relatie tussen architectuur en samenleving in Groot-Brittannië
London's historic railway stations by John Betjeman( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English cities and small towns by John Betjeman( Book )

16 editions published between 1943 and 1997 in English and Afrikaans and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, John Betjeman discovers the old Tudor brick behind the modern shop front and explores the alleyways as well as the main street in this study of English cities and small towns
A few late chrysanthemums. [Poems] by John Betjeman( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncollected poems by John Betjeman( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church poems by John Betjeman( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Oxford university chest by John Betjeman( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English, Scottish and Welsh landscape, 1700-c. 1860 by John Betjeman( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 1978 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betjeman's England by John Betjeman( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the mid 1950s to the 1970s ... [Betjeman] produced thoughtful and intimate television films on a vanishing world of beauty ... [this] brings together sixty of them"--Cover
English churches by Basil Clarke( Book )

15 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Faith and doubt of John Betjeman : an anthology of Betjeman's religious verseA nip in the airPoems in the porch : the radio poems of John BetjemanEnglish love poemsThe best of BetjemanFirst and last lovesLondon's historic railway stationsEnglish cities and small towns
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O'Betjeman, Deirdre, 1906-1984

O'Betjeman, Sean, 1906-1984

Бетжемен, Джон британский поэт и писатель

جان بیتمن

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