The Major Works

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192842831

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 572

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This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Yeats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by plays, critical writings, and letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking. W. B. Yeats was born in 1865, only 38 years after the death of William Blake, and died in 1939, the contemporary of Ezra Pound and James Joyce. His career crossedtwo centuries, and this volume represents the full range of his achievement, from the Romantic early poems of Crossways and the symbolist masterpiece The Wind Among the Reeds to his last poems. Myth and folk-tale influence both his poems and his plays, represented here by Cathleen ni Houlihan and Deirdre among others. The importance of the spirit world to his life and work is evident in his critical essays and occult writings, and the anthology also contains political speeches, autobiographical writings, and a selection of his letters. This one-volume collection of poems and prose offers a unique perspective on the connectedness of Yeats's literary output, showing how his aesthetic, spiritual, and political development was reflected in everything he wrote.

Poems and Prose

Author: Christina Rossetti,Simon Humphries

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192807153

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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This edition brings together the fullest range of Rossetti's poetry and prose in one volume, including 'Goblin Market', stories (the complete text of Maude), devotional prose, and personal letters. The poetry is arranged in a single chronological sequence to show Rossetti's poetic development.

The Major Works

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192813749

Category: Poetry

Page: 845

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Offers the fullest one-volume selection in English of Shelley's major works, including all but one of his longer poems, a wide range of shorter poems, and "A Defence of Poetry" and other major prose works.

The Major Works

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 966

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prose writings - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relation to the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the past four centuries.

The Major Works

Author: John Dryden,Keith Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 967

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Dryden's poetry and prose - all the major poems in full, literary criticism, and translations - to give the essence of his work and thinking. John Dryden (1631-1700) was the leading writer of his day and a major cultural spokesman following the restoration of Charles II in 1660. His work includes politicalpoems, satire, religious apologias, translations, critical essays and plays. This anthology includes all the major poems such as MacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel as well as Dryden's classical translations; his versions of Homer, Horace, and Ovid are reproduced in full. There are also substantial selections from Dryden's Virgil, Juvenal, and other classical writers. Fables, Ancient and Modern, taken from Chaucer, Ovid, Boccaccio, and Homer, his last and possibly greatest work, also appears in full.

John Donne

The Major Works

Author: John Donne,John Carey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840417

Category: Poetry

Page: 488

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking. John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whoseuse of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems, were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, as well as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.

Ford Madox Ford

Literary Networks and Cultural Transformations

Author: Andrzej Gąsiorek,Daniel Moore

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; and relates aspects of Ford's work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time. The present book is part of a large-scale reassessment of his roles in literary history.Ford is best-known for his fiction, especially The Good Soldier, long considered a modernist masterpiece; andParade's End, which Anthony Burgess described as 'the finest novel about the First World War'; and Samuel Hynes has called 'the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman'. In these, as in most of his books, Ford renders and analyses the crucial transformations in modern society and culture. One of the most striking features of his career is his close involvement with so many of the major international literary groupings of his time. In the South-East of England at thefin-de-siècle, he collaborated for a decade with Joseph Conrad, and befriended Henry James and H. G. Wells. In Edwardian London he founded theEnglish Review, publishing these writers alongside his new discoveries, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, and Wyndham Lewis. After the war he moved to France, founding thetransatlantic review in Paris, taking on Hemingway as a sub-editor, discovering another generation of Modernists such as Jean Rhys and Basil Bunting, and publishing them alongside Joyce and Gertrude Stein. Besides his role as contributor and enabler to various versions of Modernism, Ford was also one of its most entertaining chroniclers.This volume includes twelve new essays on Ford's engagement with the literary networks and cultural shifts of his era, by leading experts and younger scholars of Ford and Modernism. Two of the essays are by well-known creative writers: the novelist Colm Tóibín, and the novelist and cultural commentator Zinovy Zinik.

The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307419484

Category: Poetry

Page: 1408

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John Milton is, next to William Shakespeare, the most influential English poet, a writer whose work spans an incredible breadth of forms and subject matter. The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton celebrates this author’s genius in a thoughtfully assembled book that provides new modern-spelling versions of Milton’s texts, expert commentary, and a wealth of other features that will please even the most dedicated students of Milton’s canon. Edited by a trio of esteemed scholars, this volume is the definitive Milton for our time. In these pages you will find all of Milton’s verse, from masterpieces such as Paradise Lost–widely viewed as the finest epic poem in the English language–to shorter works such as the Nativity Ode, Lycidas,, A Masque and Samson Agonistes. Milton’s non-English language sonnets, verses, and elegies are accompanied by fresh translations by Gordon Braden. Among the newly edited and authoritatively annotated prose selections are letters, pamphlets, political tracts, essays such as Of Education and Areopagitica, and a generous portion of his heretical Christian Doctrine. These works reveal Milton’s passionate advocacy of controversial positions during the English Civil War and the Commonwealth and Restoration periods. With his deep learning and the sensual immediacy of his language, Milton creates for us a unique bridge to the cultures of classical antiquity and medieval and Renaissance Christianity. With this in mind, the editors give careful attention to preserving the vibrant energy of Milton’s verse and prose, while making the relatively unfamiliar aspects of his writing accessible to modern readers. Notes identify the old meanings and roots of English words, illuminate historical contexts–including classical and biblical allusions–and offer concise accounts of the author’s philosophical and political assumptions. This edition is a consummate work of modern literary scholarship.

The Major Works

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 880

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Johnson's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by essays, criticism, and fiction - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

Robert Browning

The Major Works

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192806260

Category: Poetry

Page: 828

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A comprehensive selection includes over eighty shorter poems, the complete text of many longer poems, three books, critical writing, and correspondence.

A Study Guide for William Butler Yeats's "The Stolen Child"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410359263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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A Study Guide for William Butler Yeats's "The Stolen Child," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Self Impression

Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Author: Max Saunders

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199579768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 563

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This book explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life-writing - biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal - increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It argues for an upsurge in new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century, identified in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 - which provides a key term for this study - as 'Autobiografiction'. Examples discussed include Pater, Ruskin, Proust, 'MarkRutherford', George Gissing, Samuel Butler, Edmund Gosse, and the strange figure of A. C. Benson. The concept of Autobiografiction proves powerful not only in the new perspective it offers on turn-of-the-century literature, but in the ways it enables a radically new literaryhistory of Modernism. The second part looks at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, and consists of detailed readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, and juxtaposing their work with others whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking, including Henry Adams, H. G. Wells, Hesketh Pearson, Maurice Baring, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Richard Aldington, Wyndham Lewis, Max Beerbohm, andHarold Nicolson.

Oscar Wilde - The Major Works

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Sir Philip Sidney

The Major Works

Author: Philip Sidney

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199538416

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Sidney's poetry and prose, including The Defence of Poesy, substantial parts of both versions of the Arcadia, and the whole of the sonnet sequence Astrophil and Stella.

The Major Works

Author: Alexander Pope,Pat Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537615

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 768

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Features selections of the author's prose and poems, including the full texts of "The Dunciad," "The Rape of the Lock," and "Peri Bathous."

Jonathan Swift

Major Works

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192840783

Category: Fiction

Page: 722

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This authoritative edition brings together a unique selection from the full range of Swift's fifty-year career--prose, poetry, and letters--to give the essence of his work and thinking. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels, which alone would have secured his place in the history of English literature. But in addition to this classic fictional satire, Swift wrote numerous works concerning politics, religion, and Ireland, some savage, others humorous, all suffused with his tremendous wit and inventiveness. This anthology includes satirical works such as A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books, political pamphlets, pieces for the popular press, poems, and a generous selection from Swift's correspondence. Presented chronologically, the anthology offers a new and clearer awareness of the unity as well as the complexity of Swift's vision, and the powerful bonds between disparate pieces.

Major Works

Author: John Clare,Eric Robinson,David Powell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192805638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 531

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a generous selection of Clare's poetry and prose, including autobiographical writings and letters. John Clare (1793-1864) is now recognized as one of the greatest English Romantic poets, after years of indifference and neglect. Clare was an impoverished agricultural labourer, whose genius was generally not appreciated by his contemporaries, and his later mental instability further contributed to his loss of critical esteem. But the extraordinary range of his poetical gifts has restored him to the company of his contemporaries Byron, Keats, and Shelley, and this fine selection illustrates all aspects of his talent. It contains poems from all stages of his career, including love poetry, and bird and nature poems. Written in his native Northamptonshire, Clare's work provides a fascinating reflection of rural society, often underscored by his own sense of isolation and despair. Clare's writings are here presented with the minimum of editorial interference, and with a new Introduction by the poet and scholar Tom Paulin.

Sammlung

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 840

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Johnson's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by essays, criticism, and fiction - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, thanks to his good friend Boswell, the subject of one of the most famous English biographies. This volume celebrates Johnson's astonishing talent by selecting widely across the full range of his work. It includes 'London' and 'The Vanity of Human Wishes' among other poems, and many of his essays for the Rambler and Idler. The prefaces to his edition of Shakespeare and his famous Dictionary, together with samples from the texts, are given, as well as selections from A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, the Lives of the Poets, and Rasselas in its entirety. There is also a substantial representation of lesser-known prose, and of his poetry, letters, and journals.

Louis MacNeice

Poems

Author: Louis MacNeice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571207107

Category: English poetry

Page: 111

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In this series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express, the selectors offer intriguing insight into their own work.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Major Works

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Coleridge's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important criticism, letters, and marginalia - to give the essence of his work and thinking.