The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556318

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 654

View: 9928


Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology presents a wonderfully varied collection of Victorian poetry, with 560 poems by 115 authors. The great figures of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, and Hopkins - are strongly represented, but light verse and nonsense poetry have not been neglected. With most poems given in their entirety, this is a lively and exciting anthology of Victorian verse selected by an expert in the field.

The New Oxford Book of English Prose

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1012

View: 9347


Traces the development of English and American prose from the end of the Middle Ages to the present through the work of its finest writers, from Sir Thomas Malory to Salman Rushdie

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576467

Category: History

Page: 887

View: 5772


The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry offers an authorative collection of original essays and is an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics.

Allusion to the Poets

Author: Christopher Ricks,Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute Christopher Ricks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199250324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 2832


Allusion to the words and phrases of ancestral voices is one of the hiding-places of poetry's power. Poets appreciate the great debts that they owe to previous poets, and are often duly and newly grateful. Allusion to the Poets consists of twelve essays - four published here for the first time- on allusion and its relations, in particular on the use that poets in English have made of the very words of poets in English.The first half of the book, on 'The Poet as Heir', consists of six chapters devoted to individual poets, Augustan, Romantic, and Victorian: Dryden and Pope, Burns, Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, and Tennyson. Allusion is always a form of inheritance, not to be hoarded or squandered. The critical andcreative question is its imaginative co-operation with other kinds of legacy - with whatever for a particular poet or for a particular time is judged to be an unignorable inheritance: of a throne, perhaps, or of land; of intermixed languages; of the human senses; of money; of literature itself; orof our planet, long-lived but not eternal.The second half of the book is six essays on allusion's affiliations: to plagiarism (allusion being plagiarism's responsible opposite); to metaphor (allusion being a form that metaphor may take); to loneliness in poetry (allusion constituting company). And on allusion within poetry to prose (A E.Housman); on translation as exercising allusion (David Ferry); and on the clash between one poet's practice and his critical principles (Yvor Winters).

Selected Poems: Tennyson


Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912197

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

View: 1944


Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age, for which he became a spokesman. His finest poems are often steeped in a sensuous melancholy, as in Maud, or are chivaric, heroic and allegorical, as in The Lady of Shalot and Morte d'Arthur.

English Literature in Context

Author: Paul Poplawski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107141672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 754

View: 7593


From Anglo-Saxon runes to postcolonial rap, this undergraduate textbook covers the social and historical contexts of the whole of the English literature.

Newspaper Reference Methods

Author: Robert William Desmond

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816660612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

View: 5335


Newspaper Reference Methods was first published in 1933. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195169212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2656

View: 916


A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.