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Gardner, Helen 1908-1986

Overview
Works: 136 works in 1,145 publications in 3 languages and 26,974 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Literature  Essays  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Annotator, Other, Compiler, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, ed
Classifications: PR1174, 821.3
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The new Oxford book of English verse, 1250-1950 by Helen Gardner( Book )

82 editions published between 1884 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Begins in 1250 and represents the full range of English non-dramatic verse over the next seven centuries"--Publisher's description
The metaphysical poets by Helen Gardner( Book )

171 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from all the notable English poets of the 17th century, whose work was generally characterized by a concern for religious and philosophical themes
John Donne: a collection of critical essays by Helen Gardner( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enthusiastic reception currently being given to the writings of the English mystic is accounted for in these essays outlining the scope and beauty of Donne's poetry
The art of T.S. Eliot by Helen Gardner( Book )

114 editions published between 1939 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardner's now classic book focuses on Eliot's poetic style, a welcome addition to a body of criticism which often neglects the prosodic elements of the poetry in favor of analyzing its images. Tracing Eliot's style in terms of his artistic maturation, Gardner identifies a turning point in his poetry from his earlier work, in which he often imitates the voices of other poets, to a newly developed independent style after "The Waste Land," a style which underscores the musicality inherent in natural rhythms, in part by its use of semi-accentual meter, and allows Eliot equal access to the poetic and the prosaic in his work. A thematic evolution is evident in Eliot's corpus as well, and Gardner does not allow her attention to Eliot's mechanics to overshadow his core ideas
Religion and literature by Helen Gardner( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao tan " zong jiao yu shi " he " zong jiao yu bei ju ", kao cha le bei ju chan sheng de tiao jian ji qi yu zong jiao de guan xi, fen xi le zong jiao yu wen xue yi shu de xiang hu ying xiang
The divine poems by John Donne( Book )

78 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly edition of poems by John Donne, featuring an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus
The business of criticism by Helen Gardner( Book )

53 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collects two sets of lectures Ms. Gardner gave in her career. The first series, "The Profession of a Critic," was given at the University of London in 1953. The second series, "The Limits of Literary Criticism," was given at King's College, Newcastle, in 1956, the Riddell Memorial Lectures for that year. Ms. Gardner provides a helpful view on literary criticism in the middle of the 20th century, and presents perspectives and insights beneficial to one's understanding of the ideas that were current before Deconstruction came along. Her first essay/lecture is especially helpful, reminding us that the critic should not wield a scepter (as in the scepter of monolithic interpretive "truth") but instead should carry a lamp, lighting the path for enjoyment and understanding of literature
The elegies, and the songs and sonnets by John Donne( Book )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly edition of elegies and songs by John Donne. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus
A reading of Paradise lost by Helen Gardner( Book )

48 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Gardner's book is a collection of lectures. It is not about Milton's rhetoric or imagery, but about his whole high argument considered as an imaginative structure. What is its shape? how does it cohere? what is the relationship, within Milton's universe, of the cosmic theme to the human theme? -- these are her topics. In all her discussions Miss Gardner's special strength lies in her power to wing a 'middle flight' between two other opposites: the historical and the 'absolute' kinds of criticism; the one treating a poem wholly as a product of its age, and the other treating it as an aesthetic object in vacuo. Miss Gardner can look at Paradise Lost with an innocent eye and savour it with a taste uncorrupted by literary prejudice; but her appreciation is enriched and authenticated by her profound knowledge of the seventeenth century mind. She knows how much common ground Milton shared with his readers; how far he could expect them to suspend their disbelief; how much they would take for granted as scriptural and therefore true, and how much they could accept as 'accommodation' or probable fiction, or even as mere epic machinery and amplification. - Basil Willey
The composition of Four quartets by Helen Gardner( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and German and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defence of the imagination by Helen Gardner( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of religious verse by Helen Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor draws "on the poetry of various religions, although most of the poems are Christian. Satires on religious pretensions and corruption are included ..."
Modern Shakespearean criticism : essays on style, dramaturgy, and the major plays by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespearian and other studies by F. P Wilson( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English Renaissance studies presented to Dame Helen Gardner in honour of her seventieth birthday by Helen Gardner( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a number of essays presented to Dame Helen Gardner in honour of her seventieth birthday by some of her many friends and colleagues. The contributions have been drawn from three continents: they span drama, poetry, and prose, and they exhibit a wide variety of skills, approaching Renaissance literature by way of history, biography, textual scholarship, music, iconography, and the visual arts, as well as criticism and the criticism of criticism. The greatest number of the essays are devoted to Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, but there are also studies of Sidney, Burton, and Dryden, as well as of such general topics as echo songs and alchemical imagery. -- Book Jacket
Poems by George Herbert( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sonnets of William Alabaster by William Alabaster( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the new bibliography by F. P Wilson( Book )

21 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faber book of religious verse by Helen Gardner( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geometric concepts of circles, triangles, and squares are demonstrated in photographs of bubbles, windows, stacks of pipes, tires, boats, and other objects
The limits of literary criticism; reflections on the interpretation of poetry and scripture by Helen Gardner( Book )

34 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The new Oxford book of English verse, 1250-1950
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English (846)

French (3)

German (1)

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The metaphysical poetsThe divine poemsThe elegies, and the songs and sonnetsIn defence of the imaginationEnglish Renaissance studies presented to Dame Helen Gardner in honour of her seventieth birthdayThe Sonnets of William AlabasterThe Faber book of religious verse