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Hamilton, Ian 1938-2001

Works: 205 works in 672 publications in 5 languages and 19,436 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biographies  History  Poetry  Textbooks  Essays  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Honoree, Translator, Lyricist, Redactor
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The Oxford companion to twentieth-century poetry in English by Ian Hamilton( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 3,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion is both an alphabetically arranged reference work and, in its sum, a history, a map of modern poetry in English. From the last decade of the century, it offers a survey of the terrain, from 1900 to the present, and from Britain and America to New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Trinidad, Zimbabwe - anywhere, in fact, where poets write in English. It charts the shift from 'poetry' to 'poetries' - from primarily British and American traditions to a rich diversity of younger poetic identities elsewhere. The only comprehensive work of its kind, it covers not just individual poets - some 1,500 of them - but also magazines, movements, concepts, and critical terms. Edited and introduced by Ian Hamilton, himself a notable poet, The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English has the distinction of including among its contributors many other celebrated poet-critics, often in intriguing author/subject combinations. For example, Tom Paulin writes on Ted Hughes, Christopher Reid on Elizabeth Bishop, Clive Wilmer on Ezra Pound, Jon Stallworthy on Rupert Brooke, Peter Porter on Lawrence Durrell, Seamus Heancy on Robert Lowell, Femi Oyebode on Jack Mapanje, and Anne Stevenson on Sylvia Plath. These and other writers offer lively and opinionated critical assessments as well as biographical and bibliographical information. And, as one soon discovers, twentieth-century poets have lived far from humdrum lives. Twenty-seven here had nervous breakdowns, nineteen served time in jail, fourteen died in battle, three were murdered, one executed. One played hockey for his country. There were fifteen suicides, and one poet who staged his own death only to reappear, still writing poetry, under a new name. From Abse and Auden to Zaturenska and Zukofsky, this is an essential work of reference for students, lovers of poetry, and for poets themselves
In search of J.D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the literary life of one of twentieth-century America's most widely read and most reclusive writers, J.D. Salinger
Robert Lowell : a biography by Ian Hamilton( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a biography of Robert Lowell, the twentieth century poet who was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. He also won two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Honor, and National Book Critics Circle Award
The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry by Jeremy Noel-Tod( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 1,700 A-Z biographies written by over 250 contributors including Seamus Heaney and Anne Stevenson. The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry is an authoritative and accessible guide to the influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day. The A-Z entries explore the influences, inspirations, movements that have shaped the works and lives of these important authors. This major new edition has been expanded to include over 300 new entries covering a host of contemporary and international poets such as Don Paterson, John Kinsella, and Joy Harjo, in addition to updated entries on well-established figures such as T.S. Eliot and Carol Ann Duffy."--Jacket
A poetry chronicle; essays and reviews by Ian Hamilton( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gift imprisoned : the poetic life of Matthew Arnold by Ian Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matthew Arnold had two lives. In his later years, he was Victorian England's best-known social prophet, educational reformer, and literary critic. In his youth, he was an impassioned lyric poet, deeply at odds with his "damned times". Arnold's poetic life - the life that gave us "Dover Beach," "The Scholar-Gipsy," and "Empedocles on Etna"--Was effectively over by the age of forty, when he began to devote all his energies to "purposeful" prose composition." "For about twenty years, however, he made efforts to resist his destiny, and this book is the story of that losing battle. As a biographical narrative, A Gift Imprisoned confronts a number of intriguing puzzles. Chief among these, of course, is the much-pondered Marguerite. Who was she: a dream-girl, an invention born of too much exposure to the novels of George Sand, or a real person met in Switzerland in 1848? Then there is Dr. Arnold himself: a devitalizing ogre or an inspiration? And, overarchingly, there is the matter of Arnold's attitude to his own gifts as a poet: Why did he so early on abandon the poetic life and settle for three decades of drudgery as an inspector of elementary schools? Was it really a fierce love of duty that took him down this path - or was it, rather, that he all along had insufficient faith in his own talent? And this leads to the question that matters most of all: How much faith do we and should we have in his talent?"--Jacket
Writers in Hollywood, 1915-1951 by Ian Hamilton( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, probing, and sometimes hilarious account, Ian Hamilton traces the history of screenwriting from the crude subtitles of Birth of a Nation to the sardonic ironies of Sunset Boulevard--a film that opens with a screenwriter floating face down in Gloria Swanson's swimming pool. By 1950, when that Billy Wilder film was released, the image of the writer in Hollywood was well established: a guilt-ridden malcontent who'd sold out to Tinsel Town and was treated like dirt by the studio system. This is just one of the caricatures Hamilton challenges. There are the famous cases--Fitzgerald, Hammett, Chandler, Faulkner, and West--but Hamilton also explores the world of the professional screenwriters, those ex-newspapermen, failed playwrights, and New York wits who flooded into Hollywood during the Great Talkies Panic and stayed to take both the big money and the indignity of toiling on a literary assembly line, producing scripts that were then red-penciled by Hays Office censors, studio moguls, martinet directors, and wartime propagandists. Here are the great fights over screen credits on Citizen Kane and Casablanca. Here is Sam Goldwyn haplessly trying to fathom Nobel laureate Maurice Maeterlinck's avant-garde work. Here are the long fight over the Screen Writers Guild, the story of the Hollywood Ten, and the conflicting political pressures that wracked the industry during the pre- and postwar years. Here are not just the spectacular failures, but those writers like P.G. Wodehouse who took the money and ran, and those life Ben Hecht, Nunnally Johnson, Herman Mankiewicz, and Anita Loos--highly paid professionals who produced box office successes still loved by moviegoers sixty years later. Full of wonderful anecdotes about writers' strange rites of passage through a callow but exuberant industry, and with engaging firsthand accounts from the likes of Faulkner, Wodehouse, Dorothy Parker, and G.B. Shaw, the book vividly portrays the golden era of the major studios and offers a timely reminder that all those old movies really began life on the page.--From jacket flap
The book of twentieth-century essays( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keepers of the flame : literary estates and the rise of biography from Shakespeare to Plath by Ian Hamilton( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in the great age of literary biography. But how much should a biographer tell? How much should an executor suppress? Does the public's right to know override an individual's right to privacy?"--BOOK JACKET. "To answer these questions, Ian Hamilton presents a probing and far-reaching account of literary estate management and mismanagement through the centuries from Donne and Shakespeare to Plath and Larkin. In a gripping series of case studies, he recounts the battles between the protective and the curious, between the keepers of the sacred flame and those who might seek to snuff it out."--BOOK JACKET. "Hamilton offers a violent, lurid and hugely entertaining history of broken promises and mismanaged wills, of reputations whitewashed or maligned, of scholars and crooks, of muddle, trickery, scandal and vendetta. He includes the burning of Byron's memoir, the deification of Shelley and Henry James' attempt to "fix" his own posthumous reputation as well as the more recent controversies surrounding the Plath and Larkin estates. Throughout, Hamilton presents an array of well-meaning acolytes - admirers, best friends, widows - whose task it was to keep the flame sacred."--BOOK JACKET. "Offering a compelling contribution to current debate on the moral issues of biography, Hamilton writes of the "greats" of English literature with an intimacy and a subversive wit that make this book a joy to read."--BOOK JACKET
The modern poet by Ian Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Frost( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of Frost's poetry contains forty poems spanning his early and mature collections including choices from A Boy's Will, North of Boston, West-Running Brook, A Further Range, and In the Clearing. This edition has comprehensive notes on the poems and an Approaches section offering commentary and activities on key themes and techniques within the poetry, such as Frost's pastoral imagery, his friendship with Edward Thomas, and his narrative and lyric voices
The modern poet: essays from the Review by Ian Hamilton( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking possession : essays and reviews, 1968-93 by Ian Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamilton's work from the pages of The Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, and GQ includes "pieces on the lives and work of Sylvia Plath, Evelyn and Auberon Waugh, and Kingsley Amis alongside assessments of poets such as Seamus Heaney, Robert Frost, Robert Graves, and Philip Larkin."--Jacket
The little magazines : a study of six editors by Ian Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been large magazines with tiny circulations and there have been diminutive sheets which have reached thousands of readers. But all "little magazines" have been small in one or another of these ways, and usually in both ... And yet most of them have had arrestingly large-scale ambitions ... ' From Ian Hamilton (1938-2001), himself the founder of the Review and New Review, comes this matchless survey (first published in 1976) of the literary magazine from 1912-1950: concentrating on those periodicals that enjoyed dominant editorial personalities (the likes of Pound, Eliot, Cyril
Against oblivion : some lives of the twentieth-century poets by Ian Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the model of Samuel Johnson's "Lives of the Poets", this series of biographical essays looks at 45 20th-century poets from Hardy to Larkin, taking in Eliot, Pound, Yeats, Lowell, Auden, and Plath along the way. Respresentative poems from each poet are included
Selected poetry and prose by Alun Lewis( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of war, 1939-45 by Ian Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems since 1900 : an anthology of British and American verse in the twentieth century( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty poems by Ian Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty poems by Ian Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to twentieth-century poetry in English
In search of J.D. SalingerA gift imprisoned : the poetic life of Matthew ArnoldWriters in Hollywood, 1915-1951The book of twentieth-century essaysSelected poemsWalking possession : essays and reviews, 1968-93Against oblivion : some lives of the twentieth-century poetsSixty poems
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Hamilton, I. 1938-

Hamilton, I. (Ian), 1938-

Hamilton Ian

Hamilton, Ian 1938-

Hamilton Robert Ian

Hamilton Robert Ian 1938-2001

Hamilton, Robert Ian Hamilton 1938-2001

Ian Hamilton biographe, journaliste, critique littéraire et poète

Ian Hamilton britischer Autor und Literaturkritiker

Ian Hamilton British writer

Ian Hamilton britisk poet

Ian Hamilton Brits dichter (1938-2001)

Ian Hamilton brittisk poet

Ian Hamilton escritor británico

Ian Hamilton poeta e critico letterario britannico

Иэн Хэмилтон британский писатель и критик

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إيان هاملتون، 1938-2001

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