The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556318

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 654

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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.
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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576467

Category: History

Page: 887

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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.
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The New Oxford Book of English Prose

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1012

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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
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The History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV

1970 to 2004

Author: Keith Robbins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192519581

Category: History

Page: 864

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The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and the Oxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-century expansion that created the largest university press in the world, playing a part in research, education, and language learning in more than 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, the four-volume History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printing technology and the business of publishing. It also considers the effects of wider trends in education, reading, and scholarship, in international trade and the spreading influence of the English language, and in cultural and social history - both in Oxford and through its presence around the world. In the decades after 1970 Oxford University Press met new challenges but also a period of unprecedented growth. In this concluding volume, Keith Robbins and 21 expert contributors assess OUP's changing structure, its academic mission, and its business operations through years of economic turbulence and continuous technological change. The Press repositioned itself after 1970: it brought its London Business to Oxford, closed its Printing House, and rapidly developed new publishing for English language teaching in regions far beyond its traditional markets. Yet in an increasingly competitive worldwide industry, OUP remained the department of a major British university, sharing its commitment to excellence in scholarship and education. The resulting opportunities and sometimes tensions are traced here through detailed consideration of OUP's business decisions, the vast range of its publications, and the dynamic role of its overseas offices. Concluding in 2004 with new forms of digital publishing, The History of OUP sheds new light on the cultural, educational, and business life of the English-speaking world in the late twentieth century.
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English Literature in Context

Author: Paul Poplawski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107141672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 754

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

Tennyson

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912197

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

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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.
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Touched With Fire

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106630

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.
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The Life and Work of Adelaide Procter

Poetry, Feminism, and Fathers

Author: Gill Gregory,Adelaide Anne Procter

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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Adelaide Proctor (1825-1864) is one of the most important 19th-century women poets to be assessed by literary critics in recent years. She was a significant figure in the victorian literary landscape. A poet (who outsold most writers bar Tennyson), a philanthropist and a Roman Catholic convert, Procter committed herself to the cause of single, fallen and homeless women.
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