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

Overview
Works: 212 works in 730 publications in 3 languages and 16,013 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  History  Drama  Narrative poetry  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,113 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 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1943-1983 by C. H Sisson( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 462 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 Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
De rerum natura = The poem on nature by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 412 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 )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 400 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 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 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 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though they were first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic Contes et nouvelles en vers. Both sexually charged and wickedly funny, La Fontaine's Tales will surprise readers who know him only from his work on fables for children. Though the writing is more suggestive than vulgar, it still has the power to shock readers unprepared for the darkness that inhabits these poems. Included are nearly seventy illustrations dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them rare, as well as extensive commentary by the editor."--Jacket
The case of Walter Bagehot by C. H Sisson( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 310 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 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Homm by C. H Sisson( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Roland( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Rossetti : selected poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captivating selection of enduring verse by one of the Victorian eraas most beloved poets Christina Rossetti is unique among Victorian poets for the sheer range of her subject matter and the variety of her verse forms
Collected poems by C. H Sisson( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 129 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 is 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 landscapes, especially those of Somerset, and reconciles the legacies of Eliot and Pound on the one hand and of Hardy and Edward Thomas on the other. The epigraph of his 1984 Collected Poems, which this volume updates and corrects, was from John Gower: O gentile Engleterre, a toi j'escrits. --Carcanet
The pattern by C. H Sisson( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 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
A C.H. Sisson reader by C. H Sisson( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.H. Sisson was born in Bristol in 1914. To celebrate his centenary, this Reader includes a generous selection of his poems, translations and essays. The poems are drawn from all periods of Sisson's writing life, from the darkly satirical work of the 1950s and 1960s to the Virgilian Somerset poems to the reflective late poems in which Sisson, looking out on the landscape he cherished, sees himself standing at the &#x91;last promontory of life'. The essays demonstrate the wit, precision and sheer scope of Sisson's writings on literature, culture and politics (he was a senior civil servant before ret
 
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Collected poems, 1943-1983
Alternative Names
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 (311)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
Collected poems, 1943-1983Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismDe rerum natura = The poem on natureBritannicus ; Phaedra ; AthaliahSelected poemsChristopher HommChristina Rossetti : selected poemsCollected poems