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Donoghue, Denis

Works: 177 works in 921 publications in 4 languages and 33,634 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Autobiographies  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, pre
Classifications: PR5906, 821.8
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The American classics : a personal essay by Denis Donoghue( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is a classic book to be defined? How much time must elapse before a work may be judged a "classic"? And among all the works of American literature, which deserve the designation? In this new book Denis Donoghue essays to answer these questions. He presents his own short list of "relative" classics - works whose appeal may not be universal but which nonetheless have occupied an important place in our culture for more than a century."--Jacket
Emily Dickinson by Denis Donoghue( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson - American Writers 81 was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
Memoirs by W. B Yeats( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1st draft of Autobiography written 1915-1916; Journal written 1908-1930
Connoisseurs of chaos; ideas of order in modern American poetry by Denis Donoghue( Book )

39 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of ten modern American poets, from Whitman to Roethke, illustrating the diversity of the poetry and some of the chief "ideas of order" that govern its aims
On eloquence by Denis Donoghue( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Eloquence questions the common assumption that eloquence is merely a subset of rhetoric, a means toward a rhetorical end. Denis Donoghue, an eminent and prolific critic of the English language, holds that this assumption is erroneous. In this book, Donoghue maintains that eloquence should be examined independent of mere rhetoric and that it has its own intrinsic value
The third voice : modern British and American verse drama by Denis Donoghue( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1966 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the verse drama of Yeats, Eliot, Cummings, Pound, Auden, Fry, and others
Metaphor by Denis Donoghue( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denis Donoghue turns his attention to the practice of metaphor and to its lesser cousins, simile, metonym, and synecdoche. Metaphor ("a carrying or bearing across") supposes that an ordinary word could have been used in a statement but hasn't been. Instead, something else, something unexpected, appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich the reader's experience by bringing different associations to mind. The force of a good metaphor is to give something a different life, a new life. The essential character of metaphor, Donoghue says, is prophetic. Metaphors intend to change the world by changing our sense of it. At the center of Donoghue's study is the idea that metaphor permits the greatest freedom in the use of language because it exempts language from the local duties of reference and denotation. He also addresses the question of whether or not metaphors can ever truly die.--From publisher description
Words alone : the poet, T.S. Eliot by Denis Donoghue( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donoghue's Words Alone is an intellectual memoir, a lucid and illuminating account of his engagement with the works of T.S. Eliot - from initial undergraduate encounters with "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" to later submission to Eliot's entire writings." "Submission to Eliot, in Donoghue's case, involves the ear as much as it does the mind. He is a reader who listens attentively and a writer whose own music in these pages commands attention. Whether he is writing about Eliot's poetry or confronting the (often contentious) prose, Donoghue eloquently demonstrates what it means to read and to hear a master of language."--Jacket
Reading America : essays on American literature by Denis Donoghue( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of essays and commentaries on American writing and writers from Emerson and Whitman through Auden and Ashbery
The ordinary universe : soundings in modern literature by Denis Donoghue( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Swift: a critical introduction by Denis Donoghue( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven American poets from MacLeish to Nemerov : an introduction( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We Irish : essays on Irish literature and society by Denis Donoghue( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of reading by Denis Donoghue( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a sustained conversation about the nature and importance of literary interpretation. Denis Donoghue argues that we must read texts closely and imaginatively, as opposed to merely or mistakenly theorizing about them. He shows what serious reading entails by discussing texts that range from Shakespeare's plays to a novel by Cormac McCarthy
Thieves of fire by Denis Donoghue( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferocious alphabets by Denis Donoghue( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An honoured guest; new essays on W.B. Yeats by Denis Donoghue( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of R.P. Blackmur by R. P Blackmur( )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the first and most eloquent spokesmen for the New Criticism, R.P. Blackmur achieved a place of rare distinction in American letters. He preferred to think of himself as a poet, however, and this volume shows that his poetry was in its own right an enduring contribution to literature. Included here are The Second World (1942) and The Good European (1947), as well as From Jordan's Delight (1937), described by Allen Tate as "one of the most distinguished volumes of verse in the first half of the century."Blackmur was a formalist and a master of traditional versification, a poet whose work did not show the influence of Pound and Eliot although he read them closely. His poetry impresses the reader with its strength, gravity, and musicality. During his career, Blackmur lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He was the first man of letters to hold the Pitt Professorship of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University, and he was Professor of English at Princeton University, where he conceived the Christian Gauss Seminars in Criticism. He was a Fellow in American Letters at the Library of Congress, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
William Butler Yeats by Denis Donoghue( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sovereign ghost : studies in imagination by Denis Donoghue( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Words alone : the poet, T.S. Eliot
Emily DickinsonConnoisseurs of chaos; ideas of order in modern American poetryOn eloquenceWords alone : the poet, T.S. EliotReading America : essays on American literatureThe ordinary universe : soundings in modern literatureJonathan Swift: a critical introductionThe practice of reading
Alternative Names
Denis Donoghue auteur uit Ierland

Denis Donoghue irischer Literaturkritiker

Denis Donoghue Irish literary critic, academic, educator, writer

Donoghue, Denis

Donoghue, Denis 1928-

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