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Mendelson, Edward

Overview
Works: 146 works in 610 publications in 1 language and 20,193 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Poetry  Librettos  History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Annotator, Donor
Classifications: PR6001.U4, 821.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Mendelson
Collected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve including three poems printed for the first time and four poems he previously rejected
Early Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Auden's work from the start of his career until his departure for America in 1939
Pynchon : a collection of critical essays by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939 by W. H Auden( Book )

39 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Auden's books of poems from the 1930's, including previously unpublished poems, are augmented by selections from his essays, reviews, film scripts, and stage and radio plays of the same period
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938 by W. H Auden( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat werk van de Engelse auteur (1907-1973), waaronder enkele toneelstukken, geschreven samen met de Britse schrijver Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)
Homer to Brecht : the European epic and dramatic traditions by Michael Seidel( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fantastic characters and enchanting, rhythmic, and sometimes nonsense language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands. In his worlds, many things appear upside down and inside out, the rules of logic just don't apply, and everything pompous gets cut down to size. No surprise, then, that children love to visit there, sliding down the rabbit hole with Alice, battling the dreaded Jabberwock, or hunting for that mythical Snark. Carroll's classic works have never lost their fascination, and these 26 selections, along with Eric Copeland's savagely funny paintings that bring his fantastic realms to life, will become favorites with young readers. They'll also appreciate uncovering the true stories behind each tale and learning that many of Carroll's poems mocked the most popular--and humorless--verses of his period. Included are many beloved excerpts from the Alice books, as well as "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," and others, all especially wonderful to read aloud! Particularly beneficial for reading along with children are notes on unfamiliar words and recurrent themes, a word glossary, and a biography of the inscrutable and complex Carroll--aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Later Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the history of Auden's poems, and of the private and public events that went into them, from the time he moved from England to America in 1939 until his death in 1973. It completes the story begun in Edward Mendelson's Early Auden, and is even more revelatory about Auden's thought, life, and work." "Later Auden links the many changes in Auden's intellectual, emotional, religious, and erotic life with his shifting public role as a representative of political causes, as a uniformed researcher working with the U.S. Army in postwar Germany, as a public moralist, and above all as a poet."--Jacket
The things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of life by Edward Mendelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries portray the essential experiences of life. For Mendelson--a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University--these classic novels tell life stories that are valuable to readers who are thinking about the course of their own lives. Looking beyond theories to the individual intentions of the authors and taking into consideration their lives and times, Mendelson examines the sometimes contradictory ways in which the novels portray such major passages of life as love, marriage, and parenthood.--From publisher description
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by W. H Auden( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1. This book contains all the essays and reviews that W.H. Auden wrote during the years when he was living in England, and also includes the full original versions of his two illustrated travel books, Letters from Iceland (written in collaboration with Louis MacNeice) and Journey to a War (written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood). Auden's early prose ranges from extravagant indiscreet travel diaries through sharply observed critiques of writers from John Skelton to Winston Churchill. It includes studies of communism and Christianity; audaciously wide-ranging essays on literature, psychology, and politics; and writings about gossip, sex, prisons, and schools. Volume 2. W.H. Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to reflect on American culture and to explore the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and other Protestant theologians. This volume contains every piece of prose that Auden wrote during these years, including essays and reviews he published under a pseudonym. Most have never been reprinted in any form since their initial publication in such magazines and newspapers as the Nation, the New Republic, Common Sense, Vogue, and the New York Times
Edward Lear by Edward Lear( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides examples of Lear's best poems, combined with original art
W.H. Auden: a bibliography 1924-1969 by B. C Bloomfield( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973 by W. H Auden( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W. H. Auden called opera the "last refuge of the High Style," and considered it the one art in which the grand manner survived the ironic levelings of modernity. He began writing libretti soon after he arrived in America in 1939 and abandoned his earlier attempts to write public, political drama. Opera gave him the opportunity to rise to the high style in public, not in an attempt to elevate his own status as a poet, but in service of the heroic voice of the singers. These works present their mythical actions with a direct intensity unlike anything in even his greatest poems. In this volume of Auden and Chester Kallman's libretti, extensive historical and textual notes trace the history of the production and revision of the works and provide full texts of early scenarios, as well as abandoned and rewritten scenes." "Almost all the works included here were previously published in incomplete and often inaccessible editions - or were never published at all. The book prints for the first time the full text of Paul Bunyan, Auden's first libretto, which he wrote for music by Benjamin Britten. It also includes Auden and Kallman's The Rake's Progress, written for Igor Stravinsky, and Delia, written for Stravinsky but never set to music. The work continues with Auden and Kallman's two libretti written for music by Hans Werner Henze, Elegy for Young Lovers and The Bassarids, and their adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, composed by Nicolas Nabokov. It also contains their translation of The Magic Flute, with its scenes reordered for greater dramatic coherence and added dialogue for sharper mythical significance, and their antimasque, The Entertainment of the Senses, for music by John Gardner."
Selected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restores the original versions of poems that Auden had at one time revised and replaced to bring his earlier works more in line with his later beliefs
As I walked out one evening : songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks, and other light verse by W. H Auden( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over 120 of Auden's lighter poems
Poems by W. H Auden( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Auden is just another reminder of his exhilarating lyric power and his understanding of love and longing in all their sacred and profane guises. One of English poetry's great 20th century masters, Poems: Auden is the short collection of an exemplary champion of human wisdom in its encounter with the mysteries of experience
Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers by Edward Mendelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of contemporary America's leading critics and scholars offers a provocative reassessment of the lives and work of eight influential twentieth- century American writers: Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, W.H. Auden, William Maxwell, Saul Bellow, Alfred Kazin, Norman Mailer, and Frank O'Hara. Drawing on newly published letters and diaries, Edward Mendelson explores the responses of these writers, very public figures all, to major historical events--among them the rise and fall of fascism, the cold war, the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution--and shows how intensely personal concerns, relating to childhood, religion, status, sex, and money, largely shaped their views. Mendelson's vivid portraits cut to the quick, changing our perceptions of these brilliant, complicated, often deeply troubled men while offering readers a new understanding of their contributions to American intellectual and political life"--
The complete works of W.H. Auden by W. H Auden( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of W.H. Auden by W. H Auden( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938
Alternative Names
Edward Mendelson American academic

Mendelson, Edward James 1946-

Languages
English (337)

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Early AudenThe English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938Lewis CarrollLater AudenThe things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of lifeProse and travel books in prose and verseEdward Lear