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Sisson, C. H. (Charles Hubert) 1914-2003

Overview
Works: 227 works in 759 publications in 3 languages and 15,634 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  Didactic poetry, Latin  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works about C. H Sisson
 
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The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
English poetry, 1900-1950: an assessment by C. H Sisson( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A C.H. Sisson reader by C. H Sisson( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the most comprehensive collection of essays, criticisms, and analyses of the author C. H. Sisson, dubbed as "one of the great translators of our time" by the Times Literary Supplement. This work provides an insightful look into C. H. Sisson's work and that of his peers, and provides readers with a better understanding of the state of literature in Britain and Europe in the 20th century
The poetry of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Rossetti was in a sense the first poet of the Pre-Raphelites, her Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862) having been - as if by accident - the writing from that group which first caught public attention. It contains many of her best poems. Later work - devotional poems, love lyrics and descriptive pieces - extended the themes and forms of her first remarkable collection. It is remarkable, but in a quiet and intense way, not in the manner of those who seem to have learned from her among her contemporaries. Ford Madox Ford, who had a subtle ear for the unemphatic excellence of the ninete
Collected poems by C. H Sisson( )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When C.H. Sisson was 20, he gave up writing poems. He began once more in his 30s under the stress of war-time, stationed in India. Verse came intermittently, exiguously; the bulk of his early writing in translation ('fishing in other men's waters' he calls it), prose essays and fiction. In the 1960s his poems began to appear. The London Zoo - his first major book - was published in 1961 when the poet was 47. Since that time his place has grown secure: he is one of the few direct English heirs of the great Modernists, a poet who grounds the enormous energies of that movement in English la
Collected poems, 1943-1983 by C. H Sisson( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of British administration and some European comparisons by C. H Sisson( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1966 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The raven : poems and essays on poetry by Edgar Allan Poe( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is the poet of the night world, of the inexplicable, the uncanny. His poems do not analyse, they do not explain: they exist with the intensity of hallucinations. In the breathtakingly seductive beauty of &#x91;To Helen' &#x96; &#x91;Like those Nicean barks of yore, / that gently o'er a perfumed sea...', or the claustrophobic horror of &#x91;The Raven', Poe offers haunting alternative realities, as strange &#x96; and strangely familiar &#x96; as our dreams and nightmares. Yet Poe was more than a poet of American gothic. He was translated by Baudelaire and Mallarme, becoming a key figure in
Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude Fawley's aspirations to the dignity and rewards of life are continually thwarted by tragic obstacles of fate
Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The De Rurum Natura of Lucretius (99BC-55BC) is one of the great books of the world, a lucid explanation of physical phenomena that develops into a majestic vision of the ultimate nature of the universe." "Lucretius' observations of the particularities of the world remain alive across the centuries. We follow his enquiring, scientific mind as he investigates the workings of mirror images, thunderstorms and magnetism, how we walk and what sleep is. Overarching all is Lucretius' belief in a universe of eternally recurring elements."--Back cover
Britannicus ; Phaedra ; Athaliah by Jean Racine( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avoidance of literature : collected essays [of] C.H. Sisson by C. H Sisson( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Trojan ditch : collected poems & selected translations by C. H Sisson( )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contes et nouvelles en vers by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jean de La Fontaine's works of fables and tales
The case of Walter Bagehot by C. H Sisson( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by C. H Sisson( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C. H. Sisson's Selected Poems presents a half century's work by the writer deemed "England's finest living poet" by the London Times. Sisson's poems are characterized by a mastery of speech rhythms and imagery learned from Eliot, Pound, and T. E. Hulme. Serious and highly charged, they are steeped in literary tradition (Sisson is one of the great translators of Dante, Horace, Lucretius, and Virgil), and they draw on Sisson's remarkable knowledge of history and culture. Starting with poems written on a troopship and ending on home ground in Somerset, England, Selected Poems provides a comprehensive selection of Sisson's work, including "Tristan," a sequence written in the poet's eighty-first year."--BOOK JACKET
Christopher Homm by C. H Sisson( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Roland( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
 
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The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri
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Selected poemsCollected poemsCollected poems, 1943-1983Jude the obscureLucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus AureliusBritannicus ; Phaedra ; AthaliahSelected poemsChristopher HommThe Aeneid
Alternative Names
C. H. Sisson British writer

C. H. Sisson écrivain britannique

C. H. Sisson escritor británico

C. H. Sisson schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

C. H. Sisson Writer

Sisson, C. H.

Sisson, C. H. 1914-2003

Sisson, Charles 1914-2003

Sisson, Charles H., 1914-2003

Sisson, Charles Hubert.

Sisson, Charles Hubert 1914-

Sisson, Charles Hubert 1914-2003

Languages
English (347)

German (1)

Italian (1)